Metalplate Galvanizing today announced plans to build a plant in Jennings. According to Metalplate CEO Hartwell Davis Jr. and Governor Bobby Jindal a $9.75 million dollar investment will build a 50,000 square foot facility creating 104 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $46,300. Metalplate claims 245 new indirect jobs will be created and 50 construction jobs will also be created.

Governor Jindal said of the project,

Louisiana's Southwest Region has become a beacon for major new investment and industrial activity, and we are proud to add Metalplate Galvanizing to the growing list of companies that have selected Louisiana for new business investment. Our efforts to strengthen our business climate are truly paying off-more people have a job in Louisiana today than ever before.

Donald Woods, President of the Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury said,

The addition of Metalplate Galvanizing to our parish means that we are diversifying our industries and providing quality jobs for our citizens. We welcome them to our parish and look forward to many years of doing business with this success oriented company.