BATON ROUGE, La. - In June, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco joined executives from Grupo IMSA, a multinational metal-processing company headquartered in Kalama, Wash., to announce the location of Grupo IMSA subsidiary, Steelscape, at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. Grupo IMSA will invest $200 million to build and outfit a 200,000-square-foot facility that will produce metallic-coated and pre-painted steel coils primarily for the construction and OEM markets in the United States and Canada. The project is expected to create up to 240 jobs.

Steelscape is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monterrey, Mexico-based IMSA ACERO, a member of the Grupo IMSA family of companies and the largest producer of galvanized and pre-painted steel in Latin America. Steelscape operates plants in Washington, California and Alabama.