Plans Underway for Waste Tire Facility at Rapides Port

Port’s attorney John Ryland swearing in Rev. Williams August 14, 2013 at the Port Office.

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