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It seems like the Shreveport/Bossier City area has been a hotbed for great jobs lately.  Between the humongous Amazon Center, the new sawmill in Bossier Parish, and several other projects in the pipeline - we're bursting at the seams with job opportunities, and pretty good paying ones at that.

Inside a Blast Furnace Ironmaking Plant
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The Jobs Situation in Shreveport is Looking Pretty Good

The latest news on the job front in Shreveport is excellent, especially if you know anything about steel.  According to the report from Opportunity Louisiana, Ternium USA has announced a gigantic $98 Million investment in their facility at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.  That means the 157 people that are already gainfully employed at Ternium are about to get some very happy co-workers.

Inside a Blast Furnace Ironmaking Plant
Photo by Gregor Schlaeger/Worldsteel via Getty Images
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Shreveport's Ternium USA is Doubling-Up on Production - and That Means Jobs

The planned expansion at the plant will add a second a second coil coating paint line which will allow the company to increase it's production by an amazing 53%!  The process involves cleaning, treating and painting flat sheet metal that is rolled into coils and shipped to various manufacturers.  The new line will be able to produce a whopping 120,000 tons of finished product every year.

Inside a Blast Furnace Ironmaking Plant
Photo by Gregor Schlaeger/Worldsteel via Getty Images
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Shreveport's Ternium USA is Bringing Lots of Good-Paying Jobs With This Expansion

Those lucky enough to land one of the coveted 35 new direct jobs can look forward to an average yearly salary of $69,000 plus benefits for their hard work - but that's not all.  According to the report, the addition of the second line will also bring 98 indirect jobs to Northwest Louisiana.

Shreveport's Ternium USA Will Start Work on the Expansion Soon

Construction of the second coil coating paint line is slated to begin soon, with operations set to start in 2024.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Louisiana

Louisiana has tons of awesome people and charm. Along with all of the good stuff, we've got some pretty dangerous parts. Below, you'll find the top 10 most dangerous towns in our state based on the likely hood a crime will affect the average citizen living there. Some of these entries are what you'd expect, but others were complete surprises to me. Watch your back as you travel through the Sportsman's Paradise - especially if you happen to pass through these towns.

Take a Look Inside Shreveport's Historic Downtown Fire Tower Airbnb

Built in 1922 as the Hose Tower for the Downtown Central Fire Station, this gorgeous downtown space has been converted into a 5-story apartment! Have you ever wanted to take a look inside? Here's your chance, and if you like it - you should totally stay here! For around $200 a night you can book it on Airbnb!

Top 10 Most Likely Things to Kill You in Louisiana

Life is precious, but fragile. In an effort to help you live as long as possible, I've researched the most likely things to take you out if you live in the Sportsman's Paradise. With a little careful planning and this information, you could live a long and happy life in Louisiana.