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Riceland Crawfish Breaks Ground On $3 Million Expansion Of Eunice Facility

Nov 28, 2018 12:50PM ● By Press Release

EUNICE, La. — Riceland Crawfish recently broke ground on a $3 million capital investment project to expand its current facility in Eunice. With the new investment, the company will retain 50 jobs and create ten new direct jobs in Acadiana.

Riceland Crawfish is a producer of Louisiana crawfish and alligator meat products. The company’s investment consists of $2 million for a new 33,000 square-foot facility and $1 million for new equipment to process crawfish and alligator meat. About 96 percent of the company’s sales are out-of-state, including markets as far away as the U.K. The company’s wide distribution market ensures that Louisiana agricultural products are reaching far beyond the state borders and that the sales revenue from beyond Louisiana’s borders makes its way to Louisiana businesses and their employees.

The expansion gives Riceland the ability to provide crawfish products to major food distributors and retailers year-round. Additionally, the Riceland Crawfish’s expansion will help drive growth in local Louisiana communities by providing increased support to industries that provide bait, bags, boxes, sacks, seasoning, wire for traps and other products necessary for crawfish processing.

“For 30 years we have been sharing the culture and food of Acadiana across the U.S.,” said Dexter Guillory, Riceland President. “The crawfish industry in Louisiana represents a $173 million gross farm value and includes 1,543 producers. Of that state total, the Acadiana Region is responsible for producing approximately 84 percent of that total or $138 million. This represents the work of 1,232 producers and numerous processors.”

First established in 1985, Riceland Crawfish began as a small family-owned business and has grown into one of the major crawfish and alligator processing plants in Louisiana.

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Source: LA Economic Development, Riceland Crawfish Inc.