Author: William Kalec

A DESIRABLE DESTINATION

Joint recruitment efforts by the Port of South Louisiana and state agencies like Louisiana Economic Development have resulted in numerous new businesses setting up operations along the Mississippi River, and high-paying jobs for the skilled workforce of the region.

Solutions for Stormwater

No stranger to strong storms and tropical occurrences in the Gulf of Mexico, local builders in the New Orleans area continue to find creative ways to handle precipitation runoff.

A NUMBERS GAME

Through the Third Quarter of 2018, the Port of South Louisiana’s throughput totals display why it’s a vital economic engine for the River Parishes and why increasing depth levels in the Lower Mississippi River via dredging is so important.

AIRPORT EVOLUTION

In less than a decade, the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport has undergone a radical transformation — one that will continue with the recent announcements of new public hangars and other upgrades.

AROUND THE PORT

The westernmost parish of the River Parishes, St. James has a plethora of ‘must-dos’ for those passing through or setting down roots.

A Strong port

National publications and regional organizations recognize the Port as an economic juggernaut and a vital source for quality employment in the River Parishes region and beyond

AROUND THE PORT

St. John the Baptist Parish’s list of ‘must-dos’ whether you’re a local or a visitor just passing through

Second Ascent

The object of Jesse Noel’s affection is more than 80 years old, proving once again that true love knows no age and that the right makeover can do wonders. Not a work day goes by that the Interim Director of…

KEEPING THE MISSISSIPPI BIG & MIGHTY

Big River Coalition waves the flag for maritime commerce in South Louisiana, fighting for causes and issues imperative to the economic well being of the industry and the coastal restoration of the state.

GLOBALPLEX TURNS 25

Recently, the Port of South Louisiana held a celebration for the milestone anniversary of Globalplex, honoring the rich history of the complex and the people and projects that made it what it is today.

AROUND THE PORT

Steeped in history, rich in culture, and brimming with community pride, St. Charles Parish has something for all the senses.

SERVING THE COMMUNITIES

Leaf Services President Scott McKenzie mentors the future River Parishes industrial workforce and future leaders in volunteerism and philanthropy   To Scott MacKenzie, the ideal employee does much more than punch a clock; they leave a lasting mark — that…

REAL LIFE ON THE RIVER

RiverWorks Discovery erases assumptions about the business environment on America’s waterways   Thanks to RiverWorks Discovery, Old Man River got a fresh new look — one that’s changing the way both kids and adults view commerce and culture on domestic…

MEETING NEEDS, FINDING A WAY

As they have for nearly a century, agents at T. Parker Host do anything and everything to serve the multiple needs of clients.   The business – one of the premier and most well-respected full-service ship agency firms – that…

MEET THE NOBRA President

The first spark of interest in a career path often happens in childhood when a teacher or parent says something that strikes a chord with the child’s developing mind. For Captain Stephen Hathorn, river pilot and President of the New…

MEET THE PLANT MANAGER

Johnny Chavez takes great pride knowing Dow’s St. Charles’ reputation for finding solutions may be unmatched   There’s no stumping Johnny Chavez, not even when the Dow veteran of nearly three decades is asked the tricky question of how many…

SAVING THE SWEET SMOKE

Thanks in part to east coast businessman Mark Ryan, South Louisiana’s unique Perique tobacco is enjoying a rebirth both locally and globally     South Louisiana is a land loaded with traditions. We have a language all our own, spoken…