The first steps are expected to be taken soon for building a multi million-dollar waste tire facility at the Rapides Parish Port. The project is a public-private partnership between the Alexandria Port and a former Florida businessman. Lloyd Ward wants to use Chinese technology to turn waste tires into fuel. The port authority did not take action on it this morning, because they lacked a quorum.
Meanwhile, the port added the Reverend Henry Williams of Alexandria as a member. He succeeds Johnnie Varnadoe.
A port spokesman says a special meeting will be called to address the waste tire facility project.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/13