Bossier Parish sees more economic growth with the arrival of a new business in Haughton.
The company is called Duckwater Services. Its CEO said they looked all over North Louisiana for nearly a year before deciding Haughton is the perfect place to expand.
Bossier Parish officials announce the new job opportunities during a meeting inside town hall Thursday morning.
Duckwater Services will turn ten acres off Highway 157, across from The Pilot, into a 15-thousand square foot facility that housing three businesses. Its tenants are Miller Maintenance Services and Frac-N-Vac Tanks.
“It took the exact perfect location to build this because we had to obtain a Commercial Waste Water permit. We had to go through a lot of consulting and a lot of working with different municipalities to see where this would fit. Throughout the last three or four months we were able to reach a permit with the City of Haughton,”said Clark Burton, Duckwater Services CEO.
Duckwater Services is a transportation center based in El Dorado, Arkansas that does commercial tank cleaning and waste water treatment. They’ll hire 28 employees that start between 15 and 25-dollars. Managers can make between 50 and 70-thousand a year.
“So we’re looking for people who have experience in industrial cleaning whether it be tankers or pressure washing, hydroblasting and things like that. CDL truck drivers are needed. Diesel and trailer mechanics will be needed,” Burton said.
Mayor Jack Hicks said at first they were skeptical about how it would look in Haughton.
“The council was a little bit nervous and so were the citizens about a cleaning outfit coming to town so we went to El Dorado, Arkansas to look at their facility up there. Very impressed, very clean and nice facility,” said Jack hicks, Mayor of Haughton.
Hicks said the new business will boost the town’s revenue since it’s a four-million dollar construction investment.
“We want to be a part of the community. We want to come in and build a nice, attractive building. We want to hire local people and create jobs,” Burton said.
Since Duckwater Services works with waste water, Haughton is charging an industrial fee so the town can upgrade its waste water infrastructure.
Construction is just now underway and people can apply at Duckwater Services.com.