In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mid South Extrusion President Ron Mason announced the company will invest $4.5 million to add a tenth production line at its facility in Monroe. With the expansion, Mid South Extrusion will create eight new jobs with an average annual salary of $28,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 16 new indirect jobs, for a total of 24 new jobs for Ouachita Parish and the Northeast Region. The company also is retaining 128 existing jobs at the Monroe plant.

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