On Nov. 3, Youngsville, Louisiana-based Infinity Operators, LLC announced it will invest $1.1 million to increase production capacity of its new air compression division through equipment upgrades and physical expansion of its manufacturing facility in Lafayette Parish, according to a news release.
The company is expected to create 68 direct new jobs, while retaining 47 existing positions. An estimate from Louisiana Economic Development states the expansion will result in 145 indirect new jobs, for a total of 213 new jobs in the region.
The company’s new air compressor packages will be powered by compressed air rather than natural gas, helping to reduce emissions, company executives said.
“The expansion will allow Infinity to provide oil and gas companies with a more environmentally friendly alternative to current practices, helping to reduce emissions,” said Infinity Founder and CEO Timothy Vincent. “We are excited to see the growth of this latest venture and to employ such a great group of Louisiana residents. This is home, and we want to see our community and state grow with us.”
The expansion adds 14,536 square feet of operating space on 2.7 acres on Youngsville Highway. Read more about the announcement here.