Louisiana’s Industrial Employment Jumped 2.9% over Past Year

For the second year in a row, industrial employment in Louisiana posted a gain, according to the 2013 Louisiana Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Louisiana gained 5,685 manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2013, or 2.9% – – more than double the gain MNI reported for the 2011-2012 survey period, and two percentage points above the national average gain as reported by the Labor Department.

Manufacturers’ News reports Louisiana is now home to 5,264 manufacturers employing 196,432 workers.

“Louisiana’s industrial climate continues to improve,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s abundant natural resources and friendly business environment continue to result in many companies investing in its industrial sector, particularly those in the oil & gas and chemicals industries.”

According to MNI, employment in oil & gas extraction rose 17.2% in Louisiana over the survey period, with the third-ranking sector currently accounting for 22,824 of the state’s industrial jobs. Oil and gas companies that have announced plans to locate facilities in Louisiana included South Africa-based Sasol, which will open a natural gas to diesel plant in Westlake; and Methanex, which recently announced it would open a second ethanol plant in Geismar.

MNI reports employment in Louisiana’s chemicals sector increased 1.4%, and currently ranks first in the state for industrial employment at 25,296 jobs. Bright spots for the chemicals industry included Dyno Nobel’s plans to build an ammonia plant in Jefferson Parish; the expansion of Nalco’s dry polymer plant in Garyville; the expansion of two ExxonMobil chemical plants in Baton Rouge and Port Allen; and the recent opening of Myriant’s biochemical production facility in Lake Providence.

Other sectors to gain jobs included transportation equipment, up 7.8% and industrial machinery & equipment, up 5.2%. Fabricated metals, primary metals, and instruments/related products were each up 2.8%, while textiles/apparel rose 2.5%. Losses were seen in electronics, down 12.5%; printing/publishing, down 5.4%; furniture/fixtures, down 2.6%; paper products, down 2.2%; and stone/clay/glass, down 1.1%.

Industrial locations closing down included PepsiCo’s bottling plant in St. John the Baptist Parish; International Paper’s container plant in Minden; and Hostess-operated Cotton Brothers Bakery in Alexandria.

Gains were spread out across all regions of the state, according to MNI. Southeast Louisiana accounts for the most industrial employment in the state with 99,543 jobs, up 2% over the past twelve months. Southwest Louisiana accounts for 57,231 jobs, up 6.8%, while the Northwest region accounts for 28,743 jobs, up a half percent. The Northeast region is home to 10,915 industrial workers, up 1.8%.

MNI’s city data shows Baton Rouge remains Louisiana’s top city for manufacturing employment, with 15,654 industrial jobs, virtually unchanged over the survey period. Second-ranked Houma accounts for 10,248 jobs, up 13%, while industrial employment in Shreveport increased 2.1% over the year, and is currently home to 10,245 jobs. Lafayette accounts for 9,624 jobs, up 7.1%, while New Orleans is home to 9,159 jobs, up 1.7%.

Detailed profiles of Louisiana’s 5,264 manufacturing companies and 1,166 distributors can be found in the 2013 Louisiana Manufacturers Register® available in print for $111, or available online through MNI’s industrial database subscription service EZSelect.com. Users may generate custom profiles of manufacturers using a variety of criteria, including region, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Each business profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information, 19,367 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, and more.

Manufacturers’ News, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of state industrial directories and manufacturers databases. For 101 years the company has identified, researched and profiled manufacturing companies. MNI employs an 85-person editorial staff to scour business registrations, trade journals, financial reports, and many other sources to pinpoint every manufacturing establishment in the U.S. Each manufacturer is contacted throughout the year to update their profiles, including their employee counts.

Come Enjoy Good EMC Indonesia Industrial Properties

Industrial properties are very excited. Many buildings, malls, apartments and housing built everywhere.

Passion that turns a positive impact on EMC storage players. For the second quarter of this year, EMC has also enjoyed the delicious Indonesian property industry.

“One of the significant business (growth) is not in the leading sectors such as telecommunications and banking, but the property industry is hot. Many transactions. Also in the financial and telecommunications industries, “said Adi Rusli (Country Manager, EMC Indonesia) on the achievement of the company ahead of time to break the fast together in Jakarta yesterday (07/30/2013).

Adi insisted, EMC revenue spearhead Indonesia remains the financial and telecommunications sectors. “But there is a rising industrial properties (growth) with demand virtualization to cloud storage consolidation,” he explained.

Compared to the first quarter of this year, said Adi, EMC’s total revenue in the country grew by 8.2%. “It should be bigger,” said Adi. Greater constraints on growth, he said, is not economic factors. “But because many projects are backed up to the third quarter. Usually January to July slowed somewhat, “he explained.

For storage business, said Adi, achieving EMC in the first half of 2013 grew 24% compared to the same period last year. While in total, EMC revenue in Indonesia for the first half of this year grew 25.4% compared to the first half of 2012.

Citing data from research institutions IDC for the first quarter of 2013, Adi mentioned that the EMC is now sitting in third. “In Indonesia, EMC is not number one,” he admitted. “But there is a significant growth. First, four years ago, EMC no ranking (in Indonesia), “he explained.

Currently, there are about EMC focuses on the business of big data, cloud and security. EMC’s business is divided into the field of storage, virtualization and Pivotal (big data). Confused what is Pivotal? Pivotal is a new platform, where all the virtualized infrastructure and presented as a service (service) and complete control through software. Pivotal is a new business entity EMC, the EMC’s ownership of 60%, 20% and 10% GE VMware.

Industry ‘Sabutret’ in Cilacap regency Expected Evolving

Member of House of Representatives Commission VI Adisatrya Suryo Sulisto expect industry ‘Sabutret’ (upholstery materials derived from coconut coir and rubber blend) in Cilacap, Central Java continues to grow.
He also hoped that the industry players ‘Sabutret’ can do innovation and creativity as well as take advantage of advances in technology, especially the technology is simple yet effective, so it can produce added value.
Adisatrya also reminded to use the momentum of a demographic dividend that currently experienced by Indonesia and the era of globalization, especially the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (ASEAN Economic Community) as of January 2014.
“Given the demographic bonus, real micro and small industry players can just ignore the export market, because the domestic market is still wide open. However if there are orders from abroad, the micro and small industry players should be able to adjust the quality and continuity of the set,” said Adisatrya Tribunnews in a statement received on Monday (08/07/2013).
This explains the PDI-P politicians in order to encourage local resource-based industries in the district of Cilacap, particularly coconut trees and rubber trees, then the Minister of Industry has issued the Ministerial Decree No. 126 of 2011, which set a rubberised coconut fiber (sabutret) as Regional Industry Core Competence (Kiid) Cilacap. ‘
As known, the use and demand ‘Sabutret’ by the international community increasingly widespread, as middle-class movement for the ‘back to nature’ (back to nature).

As a follow up from the Permenperin, the Ministry of Industry (Ministry of Industry) held in collaboration with the Center Adisatrya Workshop Local Resource-Based Industry Development to sabutret industry as well as industries that use local raw materials. The workshop was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in the city of Cilacap, and bring Endang Supraptini, Director of Industry Development Facilitation Java-Bali region, the Ministry of Industry as a resource.
According Adisatrya, pascadisahkannya Act No. 17 of 2012 on Cooperatives which replaces Law No. 25 of 1992 on Cooperatives, a national cooperative actors should immediately grasp the substance while adjusting the formal-legal aspects, including institutional governance.
“Although the new law is considered by some as a cooperative offender laws that remove the spirit of cooperation, but it must be remembered that the Act is structured precisely to adjust to the times without losing nationalism,” said Adisatrya.

Furthermore Adisatrya also encourage cooperative actors in the two counties to work together with local governments in preparing human resources, including certification of competence. He also admitted that the law requires that the focus of the cooperative actors and earnest in managing, can no longer be used as a sideline.

“As a consequence of decentralization, Regional Head of formal school setting, for example vocational Cooperative Management that provides scholarships for students. Besides scoring skilled resources, the institution may issue a certification for aspiring managers of cooperatives,” he said.

Three options for the sugar mills Kigumas

Sugar Sugar Factory Industrial Society in the village of rewards, Gondanglegi District, Malang, East Java, has not operated in accordance with expectations, but construction costs are not small. Malang Regent Rendra Krishna prepared three options that will be taken to the rescue.

“There are three options to be offered to the continuation of the sugar mill, but until now still not sure which option will be selected district government,” said Renda Krishna in Malang, Friday.

Three options for the fate of Sugar Industrial Estate Society (Kigumas) which was built in 2003 it is whether it will be sold, or donated to community cooperation. Which option will be taken subject to approval by the board of the district government.

Further Rendra said a number of attempts have been made by the regency of Malang, including conducting due diligence and legal opinions in 2012. Currently also being conducted appraisal (valuation) to calculate how much the value of the actual building Kigumas.

He was admitted to the present PT Kigumas previously built with the hope to contribute to local revenue (PAD) and improve the welfare of sugarcane farmers, it is still not operating as expected.

In fact, the Renda, the condition lasts long enough. Moreover, after the emergence of case law in the area of ​​industrial projects plantation society (kimbun) which spread to PT Kigumas, for being one of the evidence in the case.

“We hope this problem has a solution soon so Kigumas can operate according to expectations and objectives in its development,” said Renda.

Chairman of Malang Regency Saso previous day also questioned the handling and assets that do not generate revenue Kigumas at all, even the condition of buildings and equipment gilingnya also “stalled”.

Kigumas Sugar Factory which was inaugurated by President Megawati Sukarnoputri to-5 was built starting in 2001 with a budget of Rp30 billion from the budget revenue and expenditure (budget) Malang.

Kigumas initially built to accommodate the farmers who harvest sugar cane annually excess production, so it must be sent to a number of areas.

Kigumas development on an area of ​​11 thousand square meters that can be targeted return on investment (BEP) after one year of operation. Initial design is able to produce sugar Kigumas super category one with a production capacity of 250 TCD.

Semester I, SMGR Raup Profit Rp 2.58 Trillion

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) posted a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion, up 22.9 percent from the same period in 2012.
Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia President Director, said the company’s net profit growth driven by revenue growth by 31.9 percent to Rp 11.4 trillion a year earlier in 2012 amounted to Rp 8.6 trillion.
According to Dwi, total revenue was supported by the cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3 percent over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tonnes, which consists of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tons (up 18.0 percent) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170 percent).
Growth that exceeded the national cement sales volumes (industry) which grew 7.5 percent in the first half of 2013 to 27.83 million tons from 25.89 million tons.
“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V, so that we are able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from 40.9 percent last year.” Said dwi.
Most of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53 percent of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42 percent compared to the sales in the same period last year of Rp 8, 63 trillion.
Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. In the first half of 2013, the Java market accounted for revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43 percent of total domestic sales).
While consumers outside of Java contribute to revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57 percent of total domestic sales.
In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.
From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped nearly 170 percent compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year which was only Rp 30.34 billion.

Adobe’s acquisition of Neolane Rp 5.8 Trillion

Adobe Systems announced the company’s acquisition of Neolane marketing company. The transaction value of U.S. $ 600 million (about USD 5.8 trillion). The marketing company itself only has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $ 60 million (approximately USD 580 billion).
“It would make a better leader on Adobe’s digital marketing services and strengthen the Adobe Marketing Cloud,” said Brad Rencher, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing.
Established in 2001, Neolane is headquartered in Paris, France, and serves a number of large clients such as Accor Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, IKEA, Samsung, Sony, and Dior.
Neolane is the sixth product from Adobe Marketing Cloud service, which includes Analytics, Target, Social, Experience Manager, and Media Optimizer.
Neolane This acquisition will improve the management of electronic mail services and a large amount of real-time recommendations.

Astra International Records Profit Rp 8, 8 Trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.
“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 mennjukan a slight decrease from the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.
He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion,

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” he said.
He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.
Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.
Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

Dharma Satya Nusantara CPO Production Up 31.1%

PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) to 145.397 tonnes, up by 31.1 percent over the same period last year.

Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara Djojo Boentoro said, FFB production volume increase is due to increased crop area is mature and age of the Company’s plants.

“The expansion is still in accordance with the scheduled, new planting progress the Company achieved in the period January to June 2013 reached 4,195 hectares, an increase of 116 percent compared to the same period last year,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday (31/07/2013 ).

Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012, to 48 470 hectares in 2013, while the productivity of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased 9 percent over the same period the previous year.

The CPO sales volume, increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147.693 tons. Increases also occurred in FFB production during the period January to June 2013, which reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.

FFB processed while reaching 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0 percent from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties.

In terms of efficiency, up to June 2013, the company also managed to maintain the Oil Extraction Rate (OER) CPO average level of 24.2 percent and an average of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) of approximately 2.6 per cent.

As of end 2013, the company expects the new plantings to 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for the plasma.

Industry: Login Steel, Out Cars

In the end I was able to see first hand one of the six plants Tata Motors in India in early July. And I deserve to take my hat off to India, especially Tata Motors already has a facility that motor vehicle industry that is not exactly small.
Tata Motors plant in Pune, Maharashtra is the second largest after the first plant in Jamshedpur which is active since 1954, after the plant is used as a starting locomotive 1945.
Initially I suspect manufacturing facility in Pune like Tata Motors car assembly plant generally in Karawang, Indonesia. Because of that, when I and a group of journalists asked to fill three vans no glass window, my forehead was wrinkled. “The car rides? As if still further? “Inner me.
“Please you select the van that we have provided. All can sit on the side of the window. We will guide you around the Tata Motors manufacturing facility here, “said the man was an employee of Tata Motors.
Without asking, I then select the leading van and took a stool at the side of the door. My goal, so that when he arrived at the location of the assembly plant, I could go down more quickly.
But my guess fumble. Tata Motors factory is very large, unlike the automobile factories in the country I have ever visited. Tata Motors factories around the facility on foot it seems like you are doing.
Extensive manufacturing facilities in Pune Tata Motors reached 325 hectares. This means three times the size of land owned Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Karawang.
So no wonder if Tata Motors presents ‘fleet travel’ to support guests who do a factory visit. And unique, it turns out the car that we crawled inch by inch in the Tata Motors factory. But if the Toyota or Honda factory in Karawang we simply walk away.
“Imagine if we had to walk, it can be drunk. Huge turn out. It’s hell, one-stop manufacturing. Steel entrance, exit (factory) so the car, “said journalist friend, while comparing with vehicle manufacturing facility in Indonesia.
Yes, that was the fact. Tata Motors factory is not only large, but also has great equipment supported to be able to build the car from zero.
I own a close look at how Tata Motors assisted robotic technology capable, builds transmission system, axle, suspension, chassis, body panels, until the machine. In this factory not only assembled commercial vehicles, but also passenger vehicles, such as the Tata Indica.
So it’s not like the world automobile factories in Indonesia, which only gives us assemble ration-penel body panels, interior, and engine. While the bolts were still imported from Thailand.
What about the quality of the products produced from Tata Motors plant? It tastes pretty common question answered by giving evidence that some truck and bus transmission system Mercedes-Benz was also made at the Tata Motors facility in Pune.
And, the leader in India’s commercial vehicle sales also have to build heavy military vehicles, including large trucks ballistic missile launchers. Remarkably, all can be done at the Tata Motors facility.

Lucky Cement Indonesia Rp 2.58 T in 6 Months, Up 23%

State-owned cement holding Indonesia Tbk, PT Semen successfully obtained a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose 22.9% over the same period last year.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said net profit was supported by the 31.9% increase in revenue to Rp 11.4 trillion. From the same period last year to Rp 8.6 trillion.

The income supported a total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3% over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tonnes, which consists of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tons (an increase of 18 %) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170%).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5% to 27.83 million tonnes compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6% from last year’s 40 , 9%. We will continue to expand the market from year to year, “Dwi said in a press release on Monday (07/29/2013).

Most of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53% of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42% compared to sales in the same period last year of Rp 8 , 63 trillion.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. Markets in Java contributed revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43% of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57% of total domestic sales.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped nearly 170% compared to overseas sales in the same period last year of Rp 30.34 billion.