Agreement reached to keep Fibrebond in Minden

BATON ROUGE — Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Fibrebond will retain its operations in Minden in Webster Parish.

The State of Louisiana will provide transportation infrastructure improvements and workforce training solutions that will benefit not only Fibrebond, but also other major employers in Northwest Louisiana.

Gov. Edwards and others will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in early October that will identify specific improvements the state will provide.

“I am happy to announce we have reached a positive solution that will keep Fibrebond operating in Webster Parish,” Gov. Edwards said. “The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Louisiana Economic Development are teaming up to deliver improvements in both logistics and workforce training. This is a great solution that not only retains a major employer in Minden, but also will improve operations for other key employers in Webster Parish and the Northwest Region as well. On behalf of myself and the people of Northwest Louisiana, I appreciate Fibrebond renewing its commitment to Louisiana.”

Infrastructure improvements will include upgrades to roads and bridges in the region to accommodate vehicles transporting Fibrebond’s oversized and extremely heavy manufactured products. Fibrebond specializes in the manufacturing of engineered-to-order structures and other complex products for use in data center, petrochemical, energy and telecommunications markets.

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