Port of Caddo-Bossier http://redriverradio.org en $975 million steel factory under construction in Shreveport http://redriverradio.org/post/975-million-steel-factory-under-construction-shreveport <p>Benteler Steel/Tube has started construction on its hot rolling steel tube mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Benteler officials for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday&nbsp;to formally kick-off the project that is slated to cost&nbsp;$975 million. It will be the Germany company's first factory in the United States.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:38:45 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 33577 at http://redriverradio.org $975 million steel factory under construction in Shreveport Ronpak celebrates opening of new Shreveport plant http://redriverradio.org/post/ronpak-celebrates-opening-new-shreveport-plant <p>Paper bag maker Ronpak marked the opening of its new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters at a ceremony yesterday at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Over the past two years, the privately held company moved its headquarters from New Jersey and built a $16.8 million manufacturing facility at the Port in order to be near a Dallas customer. It makes carry-out bags and food wrappings for the fast food industry.</p><p></p><p>CEO Ronald Sedley said he currently has 109 employees in Shreveport, and he plans to more than double his workforce over the next several years.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:14:01 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 29710 at http://redriverradio.org Ronpak celebrates opening of new Shreveport plant