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Duson bracing for big business

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"Just like the old saying goes just watch our smoke. We're doing things," explains Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux. Mayor Thibodeaux is prepared to see Duson grow both economically and residentially. The mayor says Loves Country Store and Gas Station is to open in December. In April 2014, Swire Oilfield Services is to open across Interstate 10.

"They're building a two story building right by the interstate to give it some frontage exposure. This is real good for jobs, economic development and for the City of Duson," says the mayor.

Swire is a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management. The company plans to use Duson as the regional hub for the Gulf of Mexico Market. Hiring locally to get the job done.

 "Phase one we're looking at 25 jobs originally coming to the Duson area. Long term we're looking at one hundred jobs in phase two," adds Thibodeaux.

Mayor Thibodeaux says it's not easy to attract a global supplier. Acadia Parish and Lafayette Parish both played their part. The mayor explains that economic growth is not only sparked by what's happening in Duson, but what's taking place around it.

"We're just benefiting from all the tremendous work they put into the Lafayette area," explains Mayor Thibodeaux.

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