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SWLA Business News & Events (8/14/18) – Presented by The SWLA Economic Development Alliance



Join us at our upcoming ribbon cuttings:
  • Calcasieu Industrial Park- Sulphur on Thursday, August 16, at 4:30 p.m. They are hosting an open house until 7 p.m. serving boiled shrimp & jambalaya. They are located at 2861 Calcasieu Industrial Drive in Sulphur (off of Swisco Road behind Canal Barge). If you would like to attend, RSVP at www.cipsulphurla.com.
  • D-Bat of Lake Charles on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m. They are located at 308 W. Prien Lake Road in the newly renovated section of the mall near T.J. Maxx.
  • First South Farm Credit on Wednesday, August 22, at 1:30 p.m. It is located at 4925 E McNeese St. in Lake Charles.
  • McDonalds – Completion of Renovation – on Monday, August 27, at 8:30 a.m. located at 625 Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.
  • Tru by Hilton (Grand Opening!) on Tuesday, August 28, at 3 p.m. They are hosting an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. They are located at 1220 W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.
  • CMA Technology Solutions on Thursday, August 30, at 2:30 p.m. They are located at 4865 Ihles Road in Lake Charles.
  • Edible Arrangements on Friday, August 31, at 4 p.m. They are located at 4110 Lake Street, Suite 200, at the corner of Lake & Sale streets in Lake Charles. They are also hosting their grand opening celebration the following day on Saturday, September 1.



Membership Profile: Hargrove and Associates
The Hargrove and Associates team has expanded to a new office at 299 South Cities Service Hwy Suite 6 in Sulphur. This is Hargrove’s 13th full-service office location and the second in the state of Louisiana.
Hargrove is the only office of its kind in the southwest region of Louisiana. Hargrove noticed a great need for support in the area and seized the opportunity with the opening of this location.
“We are excited to grow our presence in the east Texas/west Louisiana region,” said Tom Butts, PE, vice president of operations. “Our presence in this region will ensure that our team can provide boots on the ground support to Hargrove’s clients in the area. We are grateful to expand and continue to provide our Gulf Coast region clients with quality, speed, and service characteristic of our Hargrove One Team culture.”
This month, Hargrove was named Engineering News-Record’s Design Firm of the Year for Texas and Louisiana for 2018, and No. 1 in industrial process in the region. ENR reports on and represents the top design firms and construction companies in the United States and around the world. ENR strives to connect all sectors of the industry and focus on coverage for business management, design, construction, technology, safety, law, legislation, environment, and labor.
The Hargrove team has grown steadily year over year and now consists of more than 2000 teammates across the United States, with a strong presence in the Gulf Coast region. Hargrove’s technical and professional staff includes process discipline engineers experienced in the special needs of the diverse clients served. As Engineering News-Record’s No. 3 ranking firm in the chemical sector nationally, for the second year running, Hargrove is well positioned to continue its growth with clients in the region. Hargrove is actively recruiting in the Lake Charles area for those seeking career opportunities with an industry leader.
“We continue to listen to our clients and grow with their needs in mind,” said Ralph A. Hargrove, president and CEO. “This has been our approach from the beginning. Each move we make is client-driven as we focus on their needs, plans, and expectations, which has ultimately led to mutual success.”
Founded in Mobile, Alabama, in 1995, Hargrove is a full-service EPC, automation, life sciences and technical services firm whose success stems from building the most talented network of engineers and construction professionals while maintaining long-term client relationships. For more information about Hargrove, or for career opportunities, please visit www.hargrove-epc.com.


The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
 (337) 433-3632

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