Mar 14, 2013 11:47 AM by MELISSA CANONE

Marco to hold grand opening in Lafayette

Marco Group International, provider of service and equipment for the surface preparation industry, has announced the grand opening of a full service branch in Lafayette. The facility will feature 20,000 sq/ft of office and warehouse space, housing abrasives and equipment to serve the gulf region. The location will also include a series of in-stock sundries, targeted to the offshore petroleum industry. This is the sixth full service Marco branch in North America, with 5 located in Texas and Louisiana . Marco operates out of 11 company owned and managed facilities and distributes products from more than 45 locations nationwide.

Casey Melancon, Assistant Vice President of the Gulf Region, will oversee the location, with a supporting staff of operations, warehouse, technical and administrative support. Casey has been with Marco for over 3 years, is a Lafayette native, and brings expansive knowledge of industrial sales and operations management.

"This event will provide us with a great opportunity to share with customers the new technologies, services and staff located in this new gulf region location," said Melancon. "The Lafayette area has direct access to the largest sea ports in the United States. We are excited with the opportunity to be closer to where our customers are located in order to better service them."

Marco will hold the Grand Opening event on Thursday, March 21st, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST, at the Lafayette branch office. Blasting and painting managers, foremen, field technicians and persons working within the industrial surface preparation industry are welcome. The event will include a complimentary Crawfish Boil, new product displays, prize raffle and industry networking.

The Lafayette facility is located at 117 Zonolite Street, Lafayette, LA.



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