LULING, La. (AP) -- Monsanto Co. has opened an expansion of its Luling plant, which will increase the company's production of agricultural herbicide by 20 percent.
The $196 million project resulted in 26 new jobs. The plant employs 690 at an average salary of $88,000 and 200 full-time contract workers.
Industrial hydrogen provider Air Products and Chemicals Inc. signed a long-term supply contract with Monsanto in October. Air Products is building a new plant at Monsanto's Luling plant. That operation is scheduled to open in January 2012.