Intralox, a modular plastic conveyor belt maker, is expanding its global headquarters in Harahan and production facility in Hammond by 40 jobs each.

The 80 jobs will result in a payroll expansion of $3.8 million, with workers receiving benefits. The announcement was made Tuesday by Intralox President Edel Blanks and Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, whose other divisions include Lapeyre Stair, Laitram Machinery, and Laitram Machine Shop. Laitram employs over 3,000 people globally. Intralox operates assembly and distribution centers in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The company serves a range of industries in more than 100 countries.

Injection molding machines at Intralox in Hammond

Hiring for the new jobs at the Intralox facility in Harahan is underway, with hiring for the new jobs at the Hammond facility starting next year. Intralox, founded in 1971, has been producing belt components in Hammond since 2013.

“Intralox is expanding rapidly,” Blanks said.

The Louisiana economic development department estimates that both workforce expansions will result in 55 indirect new jobs in their respective markets.

The company has more than 1,500 patents in force around the world, with technologies and services that enhance food safety, powers e-commerce and solves challenges for industries ranging from food processing to industrial manufacturing to logistics and material handling.

To support the expansions, the state is providing its FastStart workforce training services. Intralox will also tap the state’s Quality Jobs tax incentives program.

This article originally appeared on on June 15, 2021.