GONZALES, La. (AP) — The Gonzales City Council has voted 3-1 to rezone an 18-acre parcel from residential to C-2 commercial so Emerson Process Management can continue with plans to build a $10 million regional campus expansion project.
Emerson Process Management refurbishes and remanufactures valves for industrial plants.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/LMBglq ) the company's expansion would be around 105,000 square feet and include a regional headquarters for Instrument and Valve Services, a subsidiary of Emerson and a training center with a lab to simulate plant control systems. The campus would consolidate six Emerson or subsidiary operations in Louisiana, including the two in the Ascension Parish.
Company officials have said the expansion will bring about 180 permanent jobs to Gonzales with an annual payroll of $9.2 million.