HOUMA, La. – CORTEC, a leading manufacturer of high quality API chokes, valves and manifolds, and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) have announced a $2.5 million expansion of CORTEC’s industrial coatings facility in Port Allen, La.
Cortec and LED began working on the proposed expansion in March 2018, which will be completed by Q2 2019. The expansion will allow CORTEC to increase its space, equipment and capabilities from its existing operations and expand further into specialized coatings to enhance the performance and lifespan of equipment. CORTEC will create four new jobs and seven indirect jobs with the Port Allen expansion.
Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards said, “Louisiana is fortunate to have an innovative manufacturing sector, with companies such as CORTEC continuing to grow and thrive. This homegrown company has found a formula for success in providing key products to the oil and gas drilling industry, both here and abroad. We look forward to CORTEC’s continued growth in Louisiana.”
Larry Chauvin, president of CORTEC Manifold Systems, said, “We are excited to further expand the capabilities of our Port Allen facility. These measures will not only give a significant increase to capacity but aid our mission to serve the industry with products of the highest quality available.”
Founded in January 2004, CORTEC is a leading manufacturer of high quality valves and flow line equipment for production, drilling and service applications in the global oil and gas industry. CORTEC is comprised of two manufacturing divisions, CORTEC Fluid Control (CFC) and CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS). These main manufacturing centers are located in Houma and Port Allen, Louisiana, ideally positioned to service the GOM oil and gas industry. CORTEC designs, engineers, manufactures, assembles and tests its products in Louisiana, USA, under API 6A and 16C licenses and is a registered ISO 9001 and API Q1 manufacturer.
For more information, visit www.uscortec.com.