Danos plans to create 150 jobs by opening new fabrication yard in Amelia


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LAROSE, Louisiana — Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia.

The family-owned company, which builds a variety of structures and equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production, plans to open the 120,000-square-foot facility in October on 45 acres of waterfront property.

Eric Danos, executive vice president, tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1ohN9lt ) the company's current fabrication shop, a 14,000-square-foot, 50-employee operation located in Larose, will remain open.

Danos says that will allow the company to continue offering rapid response to clients in and around Port Fourchon, a service hub for the Gulf of Mexico oilfield.

The current yard will also allow the company handle piping and smaller structural projects, a service it has provided for more than 40 years.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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