ALEXANDRIA, La. (CLEDA) – Southern Designs of Vidalia and Alliance Compressors of Natchitoches earned Louisiana Economic Development’s prestigious Lantern Award, an annual honor given to businesses that demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees.
The two Central Louisiana companies were among only eight businesses receiving a 2018 Lantern. The eight were honored June 5th during a private reception at the Governor’s Mansion.
Lantern Award winners are selected by Louisiana’s eight Regional Planning and Development Districts, based on the contributions of the manufacturers to their communities, including investments in employment growth and facility expansion. Each business also must demonstrate sustainability by remaining in operation at least three years prior to the nomination.
Jim Clinton, president of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, said the honors prove Central Louisiana is a great place to start a business and make a living.
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