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Hammond conveyor belt facility expansion bringing 425 jobs

November 18, 2021 GMT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A manufacturer of conveyor belts is expanding in a project that will create 425 new jobs in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office announced Thursday.

Intralox is investing $60 million to expand its Hammond facility, Edwards and Intralox President Edel Blanks said in a news release.

The plan is to add 300,000 square feet to a 130,000 square foot building where 187 people already work.

Intralox produces modular plastic conveyor belts. Belts and components produced at the Hammond facility are shipped to Intralox assembly facilities around the world, the news release said.

Officials expect the expansion will be complete by the end of next year. State incentives include a $1 million grant for infrastructure improvements.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, which has headquarters in Harahan.

“The 425 direct new Intralox jobs in Hammond will result in increased economic activity, and tremendous success for this homegrown company,” Edwards said.