Crest Industries acquires Optimal Field Services, retains jobs in Ascension Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. — Crest Industries CEO Kenneth Robison and Governor John Bel Edwards announced the company is acquiring industrial services firm Optimal Field Services in Ascension Parish. Based in Pineville, Louisiana, Crest Industries LLC provides goods and services to customers in the energy, petrochemical, electrical utility, commercial and industrial electrical contractor sectors.

Optimal Field Services provides turnkey turnaround services for petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemical, gas-processing and paper-processing industries. With the acquisition, Crest Industries will secure complementary industrial services and plans to retain the 27 current employees of Optimal Field Services while anticipating future employment growth.  Check for Crest Industries jobs here.

Crest Industries also plans to make a $2 million capital investment in equipment for Optimal Field Services, which is based in the Geismar, Louisiana, industrial corridor.

“Since 2013, Crest Industries has completed four expansions and acquisitions in Louisiana that are generating 180 new direct jobs, resulting in more than 220 new indirect jobs and retaining more than 550 existing jobs — all while investing more than $30 million in new capital projects,” Gov. Edwards said. “This is a story we love to tell: How an electrical supply company started by Tucker Robison from the trunk of his car in 1958 has become one of the leading private-sector success stories in Louisiana through hard work, determination, great employees and dedication to getting the job done right for customers on an international level. We’re excited by what Crest and Optimal Field Services will accomplish together.”

Crest Industries / DIS-TRAN was awarded the 2015 RoyOMartin 2015 Best Overall Business Award by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.

READ MORE of this story at Louisiana Economic Development. Photo courtesy of Dis-Tran.

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