Today Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by Monster Moto CEO Alexander Keechle in announcing the company will build a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ruston to build youth oriented vehicles like mini-bikes and go-carts. A minimum $4 million investment is part of a public-private development that will construct a 100,000 square foot facility to house Monster Moto's operations at the former site of Ruston's municipal airport.

According to Monster Moto it's moving it's headquarters from Dallas, Texas and manufacturing operations from overseas. This move will create 287 new direct jobs over the next ten years with an average salary of $46,800, plus benefits. It's estimated an additional 292 new indirect jobs will be created.

Governor Jindal said,

Monster Moto's selection of Ruston for it's new manufacturing facility is a great win for North Louisiana and our entire state. The company will thrive in Louisiana's excellent business climate and gain access to our highly skilled workforce and a great research university in Louisiana Tech. Additionally, the new jobs created by this project will provide quality careers for our people in this area for years to come.