Delek company's local refinery in Krotz Springs announced today, in conjunction with Governor John Bel Edwards, that they will be investing $150 million which will translate into thirty new jobs for the area.

Delek US President and CEO Uzi Yemin explains that the company will also retain their current 200 employees.

The investment in the refinery will happen over the next five years.

Salaries for the new jobs will be in the $90,000 range.

Governor Edwards says when he visited Israel last December, Yemin was one of the individuals he met with to talk about possible expansion or new business opportunities for Louisiana.

Yemin had this to say about the project,

That Delek is announcing major new investments in facilities and jobs in Krotz Springs less than a month after the completion of the company's largest-ever capital project is a testament to our faith in the refinery and the team that runs it. And I'm pleased that our enhanced partnership with the State of Louisiana, St. Landry Parish and the Port of Krotz Spriings will protect the environment and further strengthen the refinery's viability.

The facility makes diesel fuel, gas and other products, and their capacity is about 74,000 barrels each day.