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Louis Dreyfus Commodities upgrades Baton Rouge elevator

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Tuesday celebrated a state of the art grain and oilseed export elevator at the Port of Baton Rouge, which comes after construction, expansion and upgrades to the facility worth $150 million.

The elevator is made to handle up to five million metric tons of grains and oilseeds annually during the first phase of its operation. Company officials, however, estimate these volumes to increase to more than six million metric tons after all improvements have been completed.

Officials said the terminal will hire up to 60 people when operating at full capacity.

More at the Times-Picayune

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