Cotton Logistics celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony with the community today at its OneLodge North Lake development located at 516 Prater Road, at the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Prater Road, Sulphur, LA 70669. Special guests in attendance included elected officials, members of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives from the McNeese State University Foundation, who accepted a donation from the Cotton Foundation in honor of David Conner and his many contributions to the Southwest Louisiana area and McNeese State University.
The OneLodge North Lake project represents a unique housing solution and is a culmination of two years of planning to create a facility which will serve as an anchor for temporary workforces. A study completed in 2015 commissioned by SWLA Economic Development Alliance and administered by CSRS., predicted the need for 20,000 temporary workers to support local industrial expansion projects. Recognizing the need to address the significant shortage of lodging for these workers migrating into the region, Cotton Logistics established a task force to design a campus that would promote a positive community atmosphere within close proximity to the industrial sites.
Cotton Logistics is an experienced and trusted developer for lodge communities in the energy sector. Given their extensive history in creating, developing and managing multiple campuses in the United States, Cotton Logistics was able to custom design and tailor fit the OneLodge North Lake campus for the Southwest Louisiana region. Designed with an overall bed count of 2,500 upon completion, construction of OneLodge North Lake will begin immediately and Phase 1 is predicted to be open for occupancy by Fall 2016.
This top quality development is centered on social responsibility and safety for the community and its patrons. OneLodge North Lake will be an all-inclusive type campus, to include dining and recreational facilities. The experienced staff of Cotton Logistics will provide daily housekeeping, grounds and facility maintenance and overall management of day-to-day operations. Amenities onsite will include a fitness center, business center, billiards, lounge areas, laundry facilities, cable and wireless internet, allowing guests a variety of options to recharge at the end of a long work shift. To complete the experience, guests of the lodge will receive three meals per day, including box lunches, prepared by quality chefs of Cotton Culinary, Inc, an individually operated food service company affiliated with Cotton Logistics.
Cotton Logistics’ foremost priority is the safety and security of our guests and staff, which is evident in the planning, construction and daily operation of each OneLodge campus. OneLodge North Lake will feature perimeter fencing, lighted parking, and a gated entrance. A credentialed safety manager and 24-hour onsite security team will work to ensure the well-being of all patrons on property. Further, the lodge is strategically positioned within close proximity to multiple industrial sites, reducing the drive time for our clients’ workforces in the area.