LOUISIANA — Governor Bobby Jindal and Jack Blalock, senior business development manager for Tiburon Associates Inc., announced that Tiburon will create 350 jobs and open a maintenance overhaul facility for transport vehicles at Camp Minden.
The transport vehicles are used to move military equipment and personnel to the battlefront. The project will result in 577 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 900 new direct and indirect jobs in the regional economy.
Governor Jindal said, “Tiburon looked at other sites in Texas and Arkansas, but chose Camp Minden because of Louisiana’s strong business climate and our world class workforce. This project will not only boost our economy, it will support our brave military men and women. Tiburon overhauls vehicles that have seen action in combat and ensures that equipment continues to be battle ready. The bottom line is that this project will help create good jobs for our people and make sure that the most powerful military in the world has the resources needed to defend our freedom.”
Tiburon Associates plans to hire 40 employees in August as it begins operations with the reconditioning of heavy-duty trailers from the Red River Army Depot. Tiburon’s employment will reach 100 by the end of 2012 and it will increase its jobs at Camp Minden to 350 in the next three to five years.