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Rotary Club Hears from Felicia Manuel with Ville Platte Iron Works


VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB

OCTOBER 28, 2014

 

   The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from Felicia Manuel, co owner along with her husband , Nick Manuel , of Ville Platte Iron Works. Ville Platte Iron Works has been in business since April 1, 1949 and began as a welding and fabricating shop. She and Nick Manuel moved back to Ville Platte in 2001 to begin working at the family business. Nick began learning how to operate the C&C industrial machines. Cameron offered the company to give them additional business if they bought these  large industrial machines. Ville Platte Iron Works began making the internal parts for the large valves used in pipelines. Also Ville Platte Iron Works would provide sandblasting and coating the vales. It was in 2009, Ville Platte Iron Works moved into the old Holloway building next door to Cameron. They went from 15 employees to 35 employees over night. She also announced that the Evangeline Economic Development District chose Ville Platte Iron Works as its top home grown business with a special award. She was the special guest of Rotarian Wayne Vidrine.

    In other news, the rotary club was notified:

--that the annual Christmas social is planned for December 9;

--New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be visiting Ville Platte at Nicks on Main at noon;

--that the club has been approached by the Boy Scouts of America to be a sponsor for the Ville Platte Scout troop.

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