| Friday, September 19, 2014 |
LaRose-based oilfield service
company, Danos, has plans to boost job creation when it opens a new fabrication
yard in Amelia. The projected job
creation from the project is 150 new jobs.
Danos, a family-owned company that
builds various structures and equipment for use in offshore gas and oil
drilling and production, will open the new, 120,000-square-foot facility in
October. The facility will be set on 45
acres of waterfront property.
According to executive vice
president, Eric Danos, the company’s present fabrication facility (a
fifty-employee, 14,000-square-foot operation in LaRose) will remain open,
allowing the company to continue to offer fast service to local clients – particularly
in and around Port Fourchon, which is a major service hub for the Gulf of
Mexico. Keeping the current facility
open will also assist the company in handling the piping and other small
structural projects they receive, which they have done for over 40 years.
Founded in 1947 by Allan Danos and
Syriaque Curole, Danos has served as a strategic partner to gas and oil
operators worldwide for over 65 years. Currently, the company has over 1,500 employees and consultants
Recently, Danos executives broke
ground on a new corporate headquarters as well – a 64,000-square-foot facility
at the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 90 in LaRose. The complex will provide meeting space and
offices for nearly 300 employees. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2015.
According to Danos President and
CEO, Hank Danos, "We've experienced significant growth over the past few
years; we've simply outgrown our office building in Larose. We're looking
forward to having more space, which will allow us to continue to grow and add
more employees in the future."