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Ternium USA Announces $14.7 Million Expansion in Louisiana

Written by Tim Triplett

Ternium USA Inc. will invest $14.7 million to expand and upgrade its facility at The Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport, La.

Ternium will overhaul its galvanizing line and complete other capital upgrades to optimize plant operations and logistics. Upgrading the galvanizing line will yield an additional 42,000 metric tons per year of coated products.

“In keeping with the goal to improve and expand our product and service offerings to customers, Ternium has renewed its commitment to collaborate in achieving growth and development of the Caddo Parish area by adding a $14.7 million capital investment to its manufacturing facility in Louisiana,” said Ternium USA President Michael Guhl.

Through the project, the company will retain 150 existing jobs and create six new direct jobs with an average salary of $65,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 16 new indirect jobs, for a total of 22 new jobs in Louisiana’s Northwest Region.

“Ternium’s expansion at The Port of Caddo-Bossier is a vote of confidence in the effectiveness of our port system, the talent of our people, and the strength of our business economy,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “The decision to upgrade this facility sends a message that Louisiana is well-positioned for foreign direct investment projects to thrive.”

Ternium is Latin America’s leading flat-steel producer, with operating facilities in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, the southern United States and Central America. The company offers a broad range of high value-added steel products for customers active in the automotive, home appliances, construction, capital goods, container, food and energy industries through its manufacturing and service center network, and advanced customer integration systems.

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