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New law firm opens in Gonzales

Timothy E. Pujol and Barbara L. Irwin have opened a new law firm, Pujol Irwin.

Their office is located in Gonzales, and their firm serves the greater Baton Rouge and south Louisiana areas.

Associate attorneys with the firm are Ashley D. Tadda and Lee D. Landry. The firm employs a total of eight full time employees and practices primarily in the corporate litigation and successions areas.

SCORE to host business seminar Tuesday

Baton Rouge Area SCORE will hold a virtual small business question-and-answer session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The event covers such topics as life and business administration, cash flow, legal analysis and marketing relationships.

To register, go to

Blue Williams announces merger 

New Orleans-based Blue Williams and Houston-based Thompson & Reilley have merged, creating a regional law firm with four offices serving their client base throughout Louisiana and Texas.

The combined firm will continue its operations in all offices under the Blue Williams banner.

Blue Williams has offices in Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville and Houston.

Bollinger delivers ship to Coast Guard 

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCG Clarence Sutphin to the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida.

This is the 170th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 47th fast response cutter delivered under the current program.

The Clarence Sutphin will be homeported in Bahrain. It is the last of six cutters that will replace the 110-foot Island Class patrol boats built by Bollinger 30 years ago.

Ochsner opens Livingston clinic

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Ochsner Health Center-Livingston is open.

The clinic at 29437 S. Frost Road in Livingston will be staffed by Dr. Kacie Watts and Dr. Courtney Royal. It will meet a need for primary care physicians in Livingston Parish.

The clinic is open from 7:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Tuesdays.

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds announces acquisition

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds of Gonzales has acquired Midwest Cooling Tower Services of Krotz Springs.

Specialty Welding provides maintenance services to the chemical, refinery, renewable and industrial markets, while Midwest offers cooling tower services, including inspection, maintenance and repair.

Specialty Welding has more than 2,100 employees with operations in 14 states.

LSU Professional Sales Institute gets national designation

LSU’s Professional Sales Institute was recently elevated to full membership status in the University Sales Center Alliance.

PSI has met the requirements of full membership in the community of sales educators who are dedicated to advancing the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach. Out of the 70 schools that are members of the alliance, 37 have reached full membership status.

“By being recognized as a full member of the University Sales Center Alliance, the LSU Professional Sales Institute is now among the top sales education and research institutions both nationally and internationally,” said Greg Accardo, LSU Professional Sales Institute director.

McEnery Residential opens Old Gretna office

McEnery Residential has opened a new office on the west bank in Old Gretna.

Through a strategic partnership with Tiffany Riddle and Courtney Kattengell, of TCK Property Marketplace, McEnery Residential will carry its brand across the river.

Triton Stone Group acquires Midwest business

Triton Stone Group of New Orleans, a leading national wholesaler and distributor of granite and natural stone products, is acquiring the assets of Unique Stone Concepts.

Triton will now own six of Unique’s Midwest locations, in cities such as St. Louis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

The deal is expected to bring in more business for the Port of New Orleans as there will be an increase of stone products passing through.

Triton was formed in 2006 and now has 24 locations across the U.S., including operations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

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