Informational event on Oct. 8 at Lutcher High School will precede Nov. 12-14 job fair

CONVENT, La. — Millennium Galvanizing, a subsidiary of Crest Industries, will conduct an informational session to discuss facility staffing on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Lutcher High School Auditorium, located at 1910 W. Main St. in Lutcher, Louisiana. Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Millennium Galvanizing also will host a job fair with on-site interviews Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at St. James Parish Courthouse, located at 5800 LA Hwy. 44 (River Road) in Convent, Louisiana.

More information regarding the job fair will be announced at the Oct. 8 information sessions. LED FastStart® – the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program – will support these events. 

The one-hour information sessions will provide details about Crest Industries, Millennium Galvanizing and the galvanizing process, along with staffing plans for the facility. Millennium Galvanizing furnishes galvanized protective coatings for utility poles and equipment in the electric utility and petrochemical industries. Though initially announced as a Tangipahoa Parish location, the final Millennium Galvanizing site was selected in Convent for better access to Crest Industries clients.

The Nov. 12-14 job fair will seek applicants interested in skilled hourly positions at Millennium Galvanizing’s Convent facility. Positions include: quality assurance/quality control, forklift operators, pickle crane operators, galvanizing bow-ups, kettle lead men, kettle crane operators, sandblasters, painters, Class A commercial drivers, maintenance mechanics and general laborers. Wages are very competitive for the market. Millennium Galvanizing will offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid employee medical insurance, paid life insurance, 401(k) savings plans with a company match, long-term and short-term disability coverage, paid time off and paid holidays.

Candidates interested in positions at Millennium Galvanizing should apply online at www.crestoperations.com. The Millennium Galvanizing facility plans to hire 65 skilled employees in time for the company’s launch of commercial operations in January 2016. Hiring will begin following the job fair and a job-screening process for applicants, who will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

About Crest Industries

Crest Industries, founded in 1958 by Tucker Robison, is the parent company of a group of privately held, vertically integrated companies based in Pineville, Louisiana, that primarily serve the electric utility industry throughout the United States and abroad. The Crest family of companies employs more than 630 individuals.