Metal Products

Investing in Louisiana Metal Makes Sense

Drill Down on Business Success

Metal product manufacturing thrives in Cleco’s service territory, and so can your business.

Louisiana’s competitive advantage includes six interstates, multiple deep-water ports and rail access, providing high connectivity and accessibility to markets across the nation. Fabricated metal product manufacturers also have proximity to a supply chain of local primary metals, a strong infrastructure of technical schools, and customized talent from LED FastStart.

Fast Facts

Food for Thought

81,161 Labor Pool Existing regional jobs in metal manufacturing (includinhg translatable skills) Newmark Report 2022
6 Interstate Highways in Louisiana
2 Deepwater Ports In Cleco's service territory

Major Employers in the Metal Products Industry

Lake Charles, LA
Breaux Bridge, LA
Ville Platte, LA
Metal Products Resources

Take Your Metal Products Business to the Next Level in Louisiana.

  • Whether you choose to locate in the Alexandria or Lafayette metro area, you’ll have access to a workforce of fabricators, CNC machinists and operators. Real estate costs are competitive, allowing your business to find flexible space ideal for metal working. Cleco offers reliable utility services, meaning businesses rarely experience downtime. With a multimodal network of highways and railroads, companies never fall short on opportunities to tap into the state’s robust supply chain.

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  • Tap into a highly employable workforce in the Cleco service territory, with over 80,000 in the metal manufacturing labor pool. For businesses seeking customized training, LED FastStart is the nation’s top workforce development program, having provided more than a half million hours of training to employees from over 200 expanding companies.

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  • Metal product manufacturers have access to an array of incentives, from industrial tax exemption programs to the nation’s #1 workforce training program, LED FastStart. Qualifying companies can customize for the skills they need and through programs like the Louisiana Quality Jobs rebate, receive a cash rebate on annual gross payroll new direct jobs for up to ten years.

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Richard Cornelison

Director, Marketing and Economic Development

Amy S. Thibodeaux

Economic Development Project Manager

Connor Bradford

Economic Development Project Manager