SHREVEPORT, LA – SLB is headed to Shreveport. The company is setting up a manufacturing facility in the former General Motors assembly plant in Caddo Parish. This new facility will leverage the global technology company’s capabilities in contract manufacturing, system integration, and industrialization of digital infrastructure equipment that support its core mission of energy innovation for a balanced planet.
Erin McCarty
Erin McCarty
The company, which is known to the world as Schlumberger is investing more than $18 million dollars in our community. This project will create nearly 600 new direct jobs with an annual payroll of more than $50 million over the next three years. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 749 new indirect jobs, for a total of 1,345 new jobs across the region.
Erin McCarty
Erin McCarty

Governor John Bel Edwards Says:

It’s hard to express just how much the former GM plant means to the people of northwest Louisiana. Bringing it back into commerce with new manufacturing jobs in a new sector is a historic milestone for economic growth, diversification, and job creation in our state. SLB’s investment will breathe new life into this once-thriving business park and provide hundreds of new, high-paying jobs for our state’s skilled manufacturing workers. Louisiana finished 2022 with our highest levels of manufacturing employment in seven years, and with today’s announcement, we see clear evidence of that positive momentum continuing in 2023 and beyond.
SLB has signed a seven-year lease agreement with Shreveport Business Park to renovate and occupy 1 million square feet of the former GM plant that has been vacant since 2012.
“LED and its nationally recognized workforce development program FastStart will be an important partner in helping us to find and train the skilled workforce that will make this project a success,” said Bruce Miller, SLB’s Vice President of Industry Affairs for North America. “We would also like to thank NLEP for their team’s responsiveness and dedication throughout this process. We look forward to creating hundreds of quality jobs locally, and to becoming a valued part of the Shreveport community.”
Recruitment for the nearly 600 new positions will begin in the coming weeks. SLB expects renovations of the Antoine Boulevard facility to be complete early next year. Production is estimated to reach full capacity by the end of 2026.

Original Story:

SHREVEPORT, LA - Hundreds of jobs at the General Motors plant in west Shreveport have been gone for many years, but there is some hope of new life at the plant.

GM shut down the plant in August 2012 after making the last of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks. At that time, the plant had 800 jobs. But when the plant opened in 1981, there were more than 1200 folks working on the 3 shifts at the 24 hour operation.

What Is Happening at the Plant Now?

Governor John Bel Edwards is coming to town today for an announcement about a plan for use of at least part of the complex.

The 3,100,000-square-foot facility is currently home to a couple of smaller operations including Hyundai Glovis.

What Vehicles Were Made at the Local Plant?

There is a news conference set for Friday at 2pm at the Remington Garage at 211 Market Street in downtown Shreveport. We we learn more about this economic development deal at that time.

Meantime, the property is still being marketed by the Industry Realty Group which has leased the property from Caddo Parish. Earlier this year, IRG announced thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services was expanding into the local market and would be using part of the property.

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