Meat processor to convert former Louisiana garment factory

CHURCH POINT, La. (AP) — A meat processing company plans to renovate a former garment factory in south Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said Monday.

Cajun Traditions will make a $2.85 million capital investment in the Church Point facility to convert it into a meat processing plant, Edwards’ news release said.

The project is expected to result in 35 new jobs with an average annual salary of $25,505, plus benefits.

Cajun Traditions purchased the former garment manufacturing site from the town of Church Point earlier this year. The governor’s office said Cajun Traditions will install new electrical equipment, complete roof repair and pour a new slab. The company also is buying new machinery, including smokehouse equipment, stuffing machines, vacuum-pack machines, grinders, mixers and refrigeration equipment.