Intralox to Expand Workforce in Harahan and Hammond
HARAHAN, La. — Conveyance systems manufacturer Intralox announced it will add 40 new jobs at its global headquarters in Harahan and 40 new jobs at its Hammond facility. The 80 total direct jobs will receive benefits and result in a payroll expansion of $3.8 million, the company said. Louisiana economic development officials estimate that the growth will result in 110 new indirect jobs. Hiring for the new jobs at the Intralox facility in Harahan is underway. Hiring for the new jobs in Hammond will start in the next year.
Intralox is a division of Laitram, which employs more than 3,000 people globally and whose other divisions include Lapeyre Stair, Laitram Machinery and Laitram Machine Shop. Intralox operates assembly and distribution centers in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. With more than 1,500 patents in force around the world, the company’s portfolio of technologies and services “enhances food safety, powers e-commerce, and solves challenges for industries ranging from food processing to industrial manufacturing to logistics and material handling,” according to a press release.
“I am honored to share the good news of Intralox’s workforce expansion, as it aims to provide great opportunities and benefits to Louisiana’s workforce,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in a release. “Founded in Harahan 50 years ago, Intralox is a story of Louisiana entrepreneurship, and today it is a leading producer of industrial and food conveyance systems. I congratulate Intralox President Edel Blanks on this new chapter, and I wish the entire Laitram team continued success.”
“Intralox is expanding rapidly,” said Blanks. “Our partnership with Louisiana Economic Development supports our immediate and long-term workforce needs. Their creative and impactful approach to workforce development has had a positive impact upon our business.”
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