Events

Federal Grant Forums to Improve Your Manufacturing Operation

The Louisiana Hurricane Harvey Manufacturing Disaster Assessment Program was awarded to help the MEP of Louisiana identify and provide recovery support to small and medium-sized manufacturers who are suffering from physical damage to their facilities, labor shortages, and other disruptions caused by the storm and flooding. The funds will be used for manufacturing clients in the following 12 disaster-declared parishes: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, and Vernon.


Community Forums have been scheduled in each of the 12 disaster-declared parishes to understand manufacturing impact as well as affected area needs. The events are free to attend. Smaller manufacturers are often important suppliers in vital national supply chains. Helping them recover quickly by systematically assessing their needs and constraints could limit the repercussions felt up and down the supply chain and across the country. The MEP of Louisiana will help identify obstacles keeping affected manufacturers from returning to normal operations and help them develop plans to recover.


Through various assessment tools, the MEP of Louisiana will select and focus on manufacturers located in these 12 parishes that have experienced some damage and are rebuilding, manufacturers who have had disruptions to their supply chain and distribution channels, and manufacturers unaffected initially by hurricanes, but who expect impact within one year due to short term and long term employee, customer or supply chain adverse impacts. For impacted manufacturers that are interested and selected, the MEP of Louisiana will provide business assessment and evaluation services to assist manufacturers that can include a review and recommendations related to all aspects of the manufacturing operation, including business practices, customer retention and expansion, quality certifications, cybersecurity, product line enhancements, manufacturing workflow optimization, and process automation.

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Wednesday,

January 10th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


CLTCC - Natchitoches Campus

6587 Highway 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457



Wednesday,

January 10th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


CLTCC - Sabine Valley Campus

1255 Fisher Road, Many, LA 71449



Thursday,

January 11th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


CLTCC - Alexandria Main Campus

4311 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302



Thursday,

January 1th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


CLTCC - Oakdale Campus

117 Hwy. 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463



Wednesday,

January 17th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


DeRidder City Hall

200 S Jefferson St, DeRidder, LA 70634



Wednesday,

January 17th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


SOWELA - Lake Charles Campus

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue, Lake Charles, LA 70615



Thursday,

January 18th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


Cameron Parish School Board Office

510 Marshall Street, Cameron, LA 70631



Thursday,

January 18th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


SOWELA - Morgan Smith Campus

1230 N Main Street, Jennings, LA 70546



Wednesday,

January 24th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


 CLTCC - Lamar Salter Campus

15014 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, LA 71446



Wednesday,

January 24th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


 

Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


 SLCC - Acadian Campus

1933 W Hutchinson Ave, Crowley, LA 70526



Thursday,

January 25th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


 

Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


 SLCC - New Iberia Campus

609 Ember Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560



Thursday,

January 25th, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


 

Hurricane Harvey Community Forum

Email connee.byrd@mepol.org with name, company and contact information to register!

FREE TO ATTEND


 SLCC - Gulf Area Campus

1115 Clover Street, Abbeville, LA 70510