MBI announces the commencement of operations at our Shreveport facility. Bringing this 750,000 sq. ft. facility to operational status provides MBI with capacity and capabilities that are unmatched in our industry. An array of equipment and machinery, such as large overhead cranes, material processing equipment, rail spurs and indoor paint and blast areas will also provide increased efficiencies throughout the manufacturing and finishing processes.
This additional capacity provides MBI with the ability to meet end of the year capital budget deadlines customers may have, by offering accelerated production on all standard BlastPlex products.
At a recent ceremony celebrating commencement of operations, representatives from the Port of Shreveport commission, parish government, and the LA state Economic Development Division, as well as a number of MBI employees, enjoyed a Louisiana style catfish fry and facility tour.
Also in attendance was Congressman John Fleming. In his address, he promoted the importance of bringing manufacturing jobs to the state of Louisiana and to the US and recognized the economic contribution that MBI’s facility will make to the Shreveport area.
Shawn Istre, Marketing Director