Xerium Technologies in Ruston unveiled its new expansion, which allowed them to hire 12 additional employees, during an open house on Monday afternoon.
The business, which is located on McDonald Avenue, employs 60 people in Ruston, and with the expansion has a 75,000-square-foot facility.
The local Xerium facility, which was formerly known as Stowe Woodward, repairs large industrial rolls used to make all different kinds of paper — from writing and newspaper to cardboard food and delivery boxes.
An increased budget deficit, reapportionment and the purchase of land will be on the agenda for the Lincoln Parish School Board’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the School Board Room at 410 S. Farmerville St.
A Louisiana Tech College of Business professor is co-author of an article about predicting presidential elections that has been published in a national magazine.
The article by James J. Cochran is titled “Frankenstein for President: Statistics and operations research come together to create the optimal candidate for the U.S. presidency” and is featured in the October issue of the magazine “Significance.”