MECO’s Manufacturing Facility Awarded Economic Expansion Project of the Year
The St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) awarded MECO the Economic Development Expansion Project of the Year for the company’s manufacturing plant development.
The award was presented to the company CEO George Gsell at the annual awards luncheon on February 24, 2014 by STEDF CEO Brenda Bertus. Criteria for the award include job retention, job creation, facility expansion and capital investment.
The project will add 127 new direct jobs and has retained 81 existing jobs. The new facility is a state of the art manufacturing plant encompassing 85,000 square feet of 14 acres in St. Tammany Parish near Abita Springs.
“We are honored to be selected for this award and we are excited about the capabilities of this plant,” Gsell said. “It is designed to be the premier machining and fabrication plant in the gulf south. It is built for efficiency with sustainability in mind. It is a great place to work.”
MECO is a manufacturer of engineered products for water purification serving multiple industries. MECO is the world’s leading producer of water purification plants for offshore oil and gas platforms and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries where ultra-pure water is the primary ingredient in the drug manufacturing process. MECO also provides advanced water purification systems to the US Armed forces. MECO is a Louisiana-based company with facilities in Houston, TX, Covington, LA, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Singapore.