CenturyLink Headquarters in Monroe

Monroe Employers

From telecommunications giants such as the Fortune 500 CenturyLink, which anchors its national headquarters in the heart of Northeast Louisiana, to manufacturers like the Monroe-based Graphic Packaging International, producers of packaging for Capri Sun, one of the nation’s most well-known consumer brands, employers in Monroe and West Monroe are strengthening and expanding the Northeast Louisiana economy.

  • Northeast Louisiana is home to the flagship production site for ANGUS Chemical Company. The global petrochemical giant owns and operates the facility located in Sterlington, less than a half-hour from Monroe, where its 200 local employees manufacture more than 40 specialty products used in racing fuel, paints, pharmaceuticals and biocides.

  • CenturyLink is one of the world’s largest corporations and employs nearly 1,900 people at its headquarters in Monroe. The Fortune 500 company is the third largest telecommunications provider in the United States, specializing in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, and uses its base of operations in Monroe to help serve the needs of customers located across all 50 states while supporting more than 18 million access lines.

  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston is a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods, a Fortune 500 company that is home to some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands such as Bertolli, Banquet and Healthy Choice. The company employs nearly 300 people at its frozen sweet potato processing facility located just over a half-hour from Monroe in Delhi, providing frozen sweet potato products to restaurants and food retailers across the country.

  • Gardner Denver Thomas is a compressor and pump manufacturer with facilities located in Germany, China and Louisiana. The company has nearly 300 employees at its Monroe-based manufacturing facility, where it produces a variety of pumps and other products for devices with applications ranging from ice cream dispensers to air mattresses to photo copiers.

  • Graphic Packaging International is one of the largest employers in the Northeast Louisiana region with a staff of more than 1,500 at its West Monroe paper mill and production facility. The packaging giant is a publicly-traded company with operations across the world and serves the needs of top worldwide brands like Capri Sun, one of the major users of packaging produced at the West Monroe mill.

  • IBM is an industry leader in innovative software development and continues to grow. In early 2015, IBM announced a new Application Development and Innovation Center in Monroe, Louisiana. IBM attracts and retains some of the world’s most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and nonprofits. The Monroe Client Innovation Center provides global clients with application development, application management and system integration services in high-opportunity areas such as analytics, cloud computing and mobile applications.

  • Kennedy Rice Dryers, located less than an hour from nearby Monroe in Mer Rouge, operates the only rice mill from Southern Arkansas to Interstate 10. The mill serves as a valuable contributor toward Louisiana’s agricultural economy, which counts rice as its second largest commodity, and provides farmers across the state with a local solution for drying and commercially milling their Louisiana-grown rice.

  • Sapa Extrusions is an aluminum manufacturer that makes a variety of products ranging from aluminum sliding doors to football stadium seats. A subsidiary of the world’s largest aluminum profile producer, the company employs more than 300 people at its Delhi-based Louisiana manufacturing facility.