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Company bringing 150 jobs to Lafayette

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Over the next three years there will be 150 positions opening up at Louisiana LED company in Lafayette following their merger on Monday with Magnolia Companies.

"Anything from logistics and shipping control, assembly and eventually manufacturing as well as more immediate need for sales reps," says LED spokesman Daniel Henderson.

He says they are looking for a facility to house more than 120 highly skilled workers to assemble LED lights for everything from shower lights to fish tanks. The 30 other positions, he says, will be sales and logistics.

But when can they expect to start?

He says they expect to find a facility to house the manufacturers by November and then can start hiring.

"Once we get that in place we'll have a better idea, except for logistics right now (they're hiring for logistics now). Realistically, December we will start looking to add people," says Henderson.

Henderson says they are trying to move their manufacturing out of Taiwan, China and South Korea and to start manufacturing LED lights right here in Lafayette. He says surprisingly that will make their overhead cheaper in the long run.

"There's a cost perspective there and it is less expensive to build it there, but there is also quality control issues. Just by switching to final assembly here in Lafayette we've switched our failure rate from 25 percent, which is the norm for a Chinese LED, to 1.5 percent, which has in effect made us more money and less returns; it's helped us," says Henderson.

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