The distribution complex will be built on a 22-acre site within the industrial park, located just east of Walker along U.S. 190. Construction is expected to take nine to 12 months. From its distribution complex in the Capital Region, Martin Brower supplies food items and food service products to restaurants in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The project will retain 160 existing jobs and result in more than 50 new direct and indirect.
“Through the collaborative efforts of BRAC, the State of Louisiana, the City of Walker, LEDC, and the Canadian National Railway Company, which provided critical access to and across its rail line, the region was able to not only retain Martin Brower in the Capital Region but provide the company an opportunity for growth and expansion,” said President and CEO Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.