Site FAQ’s

General Aviation Airport

Ports

Foreign Trade Zones

Environmental

List all required environmental / building permits (add additional rows for other required permits).

PermitsApproval AuthorityMinimum and Maximum Number of Days from Application to ApprovalApplication Procedures
AirLDEQ2-6 monthsDraft permit preparation from application, public notice, public comments, resolution of comments, final permit preparation
Ground waterLDEQNo permit required
WastewaterLDEQ4-6 months depending on quantity producedSee air permit
Hazardous materialsLDEQ300-350 daysSee air permit
BuildingEngland Authority1 weekApply at England Authority

Current Air Quality Status

Indicate the status of the site location in regards to federal air polution regulations.

PollutantAttainmentNon-AttainmentUnder Review
Ozone (8-Hour)X
Ozone (1-Hour)X
Carbon MonoxideX
Particulate Matter 10X
Particulate Matter 2.5X
LeadX
Sulfur DioxideX
Nitrogen DioxideX

Permitting Process

Ambulance / EMT

Fire

Police

Education

Please provide the following statistics.

-District 1District 2 (if necessary)District 3 (if necessary)
Pinecrest State SchoolRapides Parish Schools
Elementary school enrollment14,443
Secondary school enrollment9,391
Total spending per student$9007
Instructional spending per student$6513
Student / teacher ratio - elementary14
7th Grade - Standard Achievement TestLEAP
7th Grade - Avg score for SAT67% proficient
% of students taking the ACT test65%
Average ACT score19.9
% of students taking the SAT test0%
Average SAT scoreN/A
% of high school seniors attending college81%
% of high school seniors entering the labor market19%
High school graduates1055
Mandatory competency test for high school graduation (Yes or No)Yes
If "Yes", % of students passing on first attempt61%
Number of public school districts in the parish1

Labor Management Relations

List the 10 largest companies unionized within 50 miles of site.

-CompanyIndustryUnionEmployees% of Employees Unionized
1Dresser IndustriesValvesIAM20060%
2Cabot CorporationCarbon blackUFCW8685%

Percentage of unionization in the private sector.

-Number of union strikesNumber of lost production daysNumber of manufacturing union electionsNumber of of manufacturing union election wins
2018None
2017
2016
2015
2014

Training Resources

Community colleges / vocations / technology schools / quick job centers serving the area.

-Name of training resourceDistance from siteIndustries servedNumber of graduates per year
1Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC)10 miles

Workforce

Ten largest employers in Rapides Parish.

-CompanyIndustryEmployees
1Rapides Parish School BoardPublic education3000
2CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini HospitalGeneral medical / surgical hospital1247
3Rapides Regional Medical CenterGeneral medical / surgical hospital1200
4Veterans Affairs Medical CenterGeneral medical / surgical hospital925
5City of AlexandriaMunicipal government900
6Union Tank CarRail cars620
7Proctor & GambleDetergents (liquids & dry)600
8Central Louisiana State HospitalMental health care-public550
9Camp BeauregardMilitary405

Rapides Parish employment statistics for five years. (2010-2015)

-Labor forceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment rate
158,81955,01038096.5%
257,85854,23536236.3%
357,96254,26736956.4%
458,38854,21541737.1%
559,38355,20141827.0%
Indicate the number of people employed in manufacturing within 50 miles of site.
7033

Recent closings or layoffs in Rapides Parish.

-CompanyIndustryEmployeesYear
1N/AN/AN/AN/A

Ten most recent new or expanding project announcements in Rapides Parish.

-CompanyIndustryEmployeesYear
1Eclectic ProductsAdhesive manufacturing+122014
2Crest IndustriesUtility Infrastructure+902014
3Hayes ManufacturingAdvanced metal machining+752013
4Cool Planet Energy SystemsBio-refinery242013
5Proctor & GambleDetergents+1002012
6Sutherland GlobalBusiness process outsourcing+2002012
7Sundrop FuelsBio-Fuels+1502012
Indicate the total emplyment within 50 miles of site.
36,607

Ten largest manufacturers in Rapides Parish.

-CompanyIndustryEmployees
1Union Tank CarRail cars620
2Proctor & GambleDetergents600
3Dresser ConsolidatedValves420
4DISTRAN - Packaged SubstationsUtility equipment310
5Interstate Brand BakeryBakery262
6Baker Manufacturing / MetierOffice furniture260
7Plastipak Packaging, Inc.Plastic products250
8Boisse CascadeBuilding materials200
9AFCO - IndustriesFabricated metal188
10Integrated PackagingBoxes35