GRETNA, La. (AP) - A sign company based in Crested Butte, Colorado, is going to open its second factory in suburban New Orleans. Gov. Bobby Jindal and LetterFAB LLC executive Patrick Daigle say the company will spend nearly $1.8 million on a factory in Gretna. Daigle says a Louisiana factory... more »
PAJU, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North in the latest sign that Pyongyang's warlike stance toward South Korea and the United States is moving from words to action.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A five-alarm fire has destroyed a factory which had made hand-sized fried pies since 1922 and singed nearby houses, but nobody was injured. Fire Superintendent Charles Parent tells WWL-TV that the factory is a total loss but firefighters limited damage to nearby houses to their exteriors.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Katy Turnbull says that when the owner of Mandina's restaurant learned she would be reopening her grandmother's Melba toast plant, she got a big hug and was told, "Thank you. I want my garlic rounds back." Turnbull, 23, and her sister Whitney Turnbull, 22, recently moved... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months. The Federal Reserve says output by the nation's factories, mines and utilities dipped... more »
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Cajun sausage factory in LaPlace says he hopes to reopen Wednesday, two days after house old-time smokehouses burned. Aaron Lions is a fourth-generation owner of Jacob's World Famous Andouille (on-DEW-ee) and Sausage. He tells The Times-Picayune that on an average day, the... more »
Senator David Vitter will be in Acadiana today. He'll be visiting a factory in St. Martinville that's recognized by the state for building energy efficient homes. Vitter should arrive in St. Martinville at about 8:30 this morning (Monday, September 28).