The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Port Arthur’s former National Guard Armory building will soon be retrofitted with the help of a $1 million Economic Development Grant to accommodate a new business.
Climate Controlled Container is moving into the city-owned building that once housed the National Guard on 57th Street. There, a brand new type of self-contained refrigerated shipping container will be manufactured.
The business plans to employ at least 100 workers over the span of several years, most of them from Port Arthur.
“This is brand new technology coming to Port Arthur,” Floyd Batiste, Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation, director, said.
Ken Broussard, 63, president of Climate Controlled Container, said the new operation has been in the development stage for 12 years.
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