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Friday, August 22, 2014

Houston-Based Instrumentation Maker to Move HQ, Production to Baton Rouge

joglerJogler, the manufacturer of liquid level instrumentation, will relocate its manufacturing and headquarters facility from Houston to Baton Rouge, La. The company is spending more than $1.1 million in the move, which is expected to be completed in November.

Jogler, which manufactures liquid level indicators, sight flow indicators, magnetic level indicators, level controls, and other equipment, is leasing a 17,000-sq-ft facility in the Industriplex Boulevard area. The supplier will begin this month the hiring of 60 personnel for the facility.

According to the state of Louisiana, the 60 jobs will have an average annual salary of $59,300 and produce 79 more indirect jobs in the Capital Region. Governor Bobby Jindal credited the state’s streamlined workforce development programs, including one called LED FastStart, and tax rules with bringing businesses back.

We are seeing very strong growth in the manufacturing sector covering many critical components,” added Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

Tony Harper, president of Jogler, purchased the 50-year-old company in June.

 

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