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Storage facility expansion at port to create 50 jobs

April 7, 2021 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The planned expansion of a cold storage facility at an eastern Port of New Orleans location will create 50 new jobs, the Louisiana governor’s office said Tuesday.

The project was announced in a news release by Gov. John Bel Edwards, port CEO Brandy Christian and the CEO of Lineage Logistics, Greg Lehmkuhl.

The project expands one of two Lineage Logistics facilities at the port. The company is investing $30 million in the expansion, according to the release. The state is providing another $10 million in construction budget funds and the port is providing $2 million.

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“The company will retain 188 existing Louisiana jobs with the new project, while creating an estimated 50 new direct maritime and warehousing jobs with an expected average annual pay of $61,000, plus benefits,” the release said.