Business Briefs for July 21

Environmental firm opens in Gonzales

OMI Environmental Solutions has opened offices in Gonzales and Shreveport.

The company said the offices expand OMIES’ reach to serve north Louisiana as well as the industrial/chemical corridor near Baton Rouge.

The offices will be offering environmental services and products to all types of business including oil and gas, chemical, pipeline, railroads, manufacturing and refineries.

In Gonzales, OMIES leased space at 2955 S. Saint Landry. The phone is (225) 644-0439 or (800) 645-6671. Daryl Rice will expand his responsibilities as Port Allen Facility Manager to also include the Gonzales facility.

Knight Oil Tools starts N.M. office

Knight Oil Tools has started construction on a new facility in Hobbs, N.M.

The Lafayette company’s three-building facility will house its Rental Tool Services and Fishing Services units and will serve Knight Oil Tools’ customers in the Mid-Continent region.

The location will include an office and warehouse building, covering approximately 27,083 square feet, which provides inventory and maintenance operations for fishing tools and rental tools equipment used in the oil and gas industry.

The facility also will have an 8,228-square-foot wash building for cleaning and maintenance of returned tools and equipment, including a closed-loop environmental system to handle waste.

Suicide prevention center opens

The Jason Foundation Inc., a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, has opened the JFI Community Resource Center at Acadiana Addiction Center in Lafayette.

Acadiana Addiction Center is a substance abuse treatment facility, accredited and licensed for 41 beds.

Melanie Courville, CEO of Acadiana Addiction Center, said the center is partnering with the Jason Foundation in the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs.

Clark Flatt, president and CEO of JFI, said the foundation’s Community Resource Center at Acadiana Addiction Center will work collaboratively with organizations in Louisiana that are already addressing the problem.

JFI is headquartered in Hendersonville, Tenn.