Guard site to work on military vehicles
CAMP MINDEN — A planned maintenance facility for military vehicles at a north Louisiana National Guard training site is forecast to create 350 new jobs over the next three to five years.
Tiburon Associates Inc. and the state Economic Development Department announced the plans for the facility at Camp Minden in a news release Monday.
The state offered Tiburon a loan of $500,000 that’s forgivable if the company meets payroll commitments.
The state says Tiburon plans to hire 40 employees in August as it begins operations with the reconditioning of heavy-duty trailers from the Red River Army Depot.
Tiburon’s employment will reach 100 by the end of 2012 and it will increase its jobs at Camp Minden to 350 in the next three to five years.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tiburon chose Camp Minden over sites in Texas and Arkansas.
Red Shtick Magazine going totally digital
Red Shtick Magazine, a satirical print publication for 8½ years, is going totally digital by launching a new website and web app for mobile devices.
TheRedShtick.com, like its print predecessor, will focus on happenings in Baton Rouge and the rest of south Louisiana.
“We’re excited about being able to deliver to our fans fresh, timely content from our many talented contributors every day or two rather than just once a month,” Publisher Jeremy White said. “We’ll even ‘live blog’ certain events like LSU football games, award shows, and other happenings ripe for snarking.”
White said the new online format also allows interaction by registered users via the comment section. White said the site soon will feature video content, along with the ability to access The Red Shtick podcast, which is set to begin recording regularly in August.
Compiled from Advocate staff and Associated Press reports