Port of Caddo-Bossier

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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7:14am

Thu June 27, 2013
Local

Ronpak celebrates opening of new Shreveport plant

Ronpak CEO Ronald Sedley greets supporters at a Wednesday ceremony marking the opening of his new facility at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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.

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.

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