Work continues to modernize Lafayette Parish Courthouse; first, second floors to be refurbished

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- A mural is pictured in the emptied first floor of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in Lafayette, La. Renovations on the first and second floors will begin in January.

Work begins in January on the next phase in modernizing the Lafayette Parish Courthouse, a $1.7 million renovation of the first and second floors that should take a year to complete. Lafayette Consolidated Government, which owns and maintains the courthouse, received bids for the work last week for phase two. Project manager Kay… Continue reading →

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Shell announces $717 million expansion in Geismar

Shell Chemical LP said Monday it will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish complex. The project will create 20 new jobs with an average salary of $104,000, according to Shell. The company… Continue reading →

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