LACASSINE, La. (AP) -- Zagis USA has opened its new $20 million open-ended cotton spinning mill at a 30-acre site in Lacassine (lah-kuh-SEEN').
Marion Fox, Jefferson Davis Parish economic development director, said on Monday the 128,000-square-foot facility will mean 60-plus jobs and a multimillion investment in the parish.
The Lacassine mill is the first of two mills that Zagis USA plans to build in Louisiana. The location of the second mill has not yet been announced.
The American Press reports the mill can process 50 million pounds of cotton a year, using nearly 20 percent of Louisiana's cotton crop to spin the yarn. The yarn will be used to make socks and underwear for companies like Hanes and Fruit of the Loom.