Riceland Crawfish Breaks Ground On $3 Million Expansion Of Eunice Facility
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Expansion will include a new 33,000 square-foot facility; project to retain 50 jobs and create 10 new jobs in Acadiana
EUNICE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted the announcement from Riceland Crawfish President Dexter Guillory that the company will make a $3 million capital investment to expand its facility in Eunice. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain joined company leadership, as well as local and regional leaders and economic developers, to break ground on the new expansion. With the new investment, the company will retain 50 jobs and create 10 new direct jobs in Acadiana.
Riceland Crawfish is a producer of Louisiana crawfish and alligator meat products. The company’s investment consists of $2 million for a new 33,000 square-foot facility and $1 million for new equipment to process crawfish and alligator meat. About 96 percent of the company’s sales are out-of-state, including markets as far away as the U.K. The company’s wide distribution market ensures that Louisiana agricultural products are reaching far beyond the state borders, and that the sales revenue from beyond Louisiana’s borders makes its way to Louisiana businesses and their employees.
These insights are brought to you by Bill Rodier, Executive Director, and Brandy Ledot, Economic Development Specialist III, of St. Landry Parish Economic Development.