MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Tuesday, May 31, Mid South Extrusion announced their $4.9 million investment to add a 12th production line at its manufacturing facility in Monroe, La. The company will retain 170 jobs and create eight direct new jobs, and LED estimates the project will result in 16 indirect jobs. In total, 24 new jobs will come to Ouachita Parish.

I applaud Mid South’s investment in the growth of its team and its facility, which will increase economic activity in the Northeast Region of the state. Mid South’s role in the food packaging supply chain illustrates the importance of Louisiana’s contribution in this sector. Food production remains critical in the United States and beyond, and it is reliant on packaging. This investment contributes to these important national and global interests.

Governor John Bel Edwards

Mid-South Extrusion is an integral part of the economic development in the City of Monroe. They provide hundreds of jobs for our people, and this expansion is a reflection of their investment in employees, and an investment in our community. Their growth demonstrates the opportunity for businesses to thrive in Monroe.

Friday Ellis, Monroe Mayor