Major Employers

ADM Growmark

ADM Growmark

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Serving as a vital link between farmers and consumers, we take crops and process them to make food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, renewable fuels and naturally derived alternatives to industrial chemicals.


Bayou Steel Group

Bayou Steel was purchased by ArcelorMittal in July, 2008. ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest and most global steel company, with 310,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. An industrial presence in 28 European, Asian, African and American countries exposes the company to all the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.



Cargill, Inc.

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.


Diversified Well Logging, LLC.

Founded in 1952 by the Klibert family. DWL is a privately held business that specializes in mud logging and mud logging related services, which serves the Oil and Gas industry. DWL is headquartered in Reserve, LA and has offices in Midland, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Washington, PA; Eighty Four, PA; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Villahermosa, MX. DWL employs over 200 people.




Evonik Stockhausen GmbH originated as the Handels-Kommandit-Gesellschaft Crefelder Soap Factory Stockhausen & Traiser in the year 1881. In 1912, the independent Stockhausen & Cie. Chemical Factory was founded. The Businesses all maintain additional production locations around the world. A comprehensive network of sales offices ensures that our products are readily available on international markets, and provides service and assistance wherever our customers need it.




For over 40 years, DuPont has been dedicated to educational activities and positively contributing to the local economy. DuPont’s 150 employees and 70 contractors are involved in numerous community and professional organizations in the area. PPDA, the main product made by DuPont at the Pontchartrain facility is used to produce Kevlar ™ used in bullet-resistant vests that have saved the lives of many police officers and military personnel. Other products include IPDA used in the manufacture of adhesives and OPDA used to produce fungicides.


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Louisiana Cat

3799 West Airline Hwy
Reserve, LA 70084-0536



Marathon Ashland Petroleum

Garyville, Louisiana

Marathon is a supplier of gasoline and distillates to resellers and consumers within our market area in the Midwest, upper Great Plains, Gulf Coast and southeastern regions of the United States. – Also See: Marathon Contractors



ONDEO Nalco Company

Hwy. 53, Garyville, LA

Nalco is the leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. Nalco currently has 3,000 sales professionals in North America servicing customers in all industries including paper, energy, manufacturing, mining, hospitality, healthcare, and food and beverage.



Port of South Louisiana

The Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere. The facilities within St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes (counties) handled over 258 million short tons of cargo in 2007, brought to its terminals via vessels and barges.



Shell Chemical Company

With a collective multi-billion dollar turnover and major manufacturing facilities around the world, the companies that make up Shell Chemicals number among the world’s largest petrochemical operations.