Jan 20, 2014 6:55 AM by AP
WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - An Alexandria-based asphalt manufacturer and paving contractor is moving into the New Orleans market.
New Orleans CityBusiness reports that Diamond B Construction recently purchased property next to the Mississippi River in Westwego for $2.5 million.
The company plans the site as its first production plant in the New Orleans area.
Diamond B primarily is a contractor for the Louisiana Department of Transportation. It has seven locations around Louisiana that prepare asphalt products and serve as bases for its road crews.