Gov. Bobby Jindal

9:38am

Tue September 17, 2013
Business

$975 million steel factory under construction in Shreveport

Gov. Bobby Jindal greets Benteler Steel/Tube officials from Germany while Benteler International AG chief financial officer Boris Gleissner looks on.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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 to formally kick-off the project that is slated to cost $975 million. It will be the Germany company's first factory in the United States.

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9:49am

Wed September 4, 2013
Local

Northwestern State to dedicate $12.1 million building project

Credit Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University will dedicate two buildings at the heart of its Natchitoches, La., campus today. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and state officials are scheduled to be in attendance when the university officially opens the newly-renovated Caspari Hall and the Student Services Center. Combined, these projects cost $12.1 million. They were funded through state surplus revenue five years ago. NSU president Randall Webb said his university was ready to start construction, which was a plus when the state considered what projects to fund.

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