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Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan stands on a finished pile that was driven to support the foundation for the Gaubert Oil Company.

The city of Donaldsonville is constantly developing with 2013 looking to be a boost toward economic growth and spending. As far as the growth, the city is waiting as the Gaubert Oil Company is getting set to lay its foundation. The piles have already been driving and the process is underway for the 11,000 square foot building that will be set on 62,000 square feet of paving.

The city made available eight acres to sale last year and with help from the Industrial Board who put the sale in the hands of Real Estate Agents, Grady Gaubert saw interest and contacted the city to buy the land at a $440,000 price, according to Carl Capone Industrial consultant for Donalsdonville. Gaubert Oil will be the second company in Donaldsonville’s Industrial Park, but not the last.

“They wanted to be located there and bought all the property available,” Capone said about Gaubert’s strong interest in the land.

Gaubert Oil is based out of Thibodaux and is a top supplier of fuels, lubricants, grease and chemicals to the area's biggest industries such as agriculture, marine, petro chemical, automotive, aviation, oil and gas and industrial manufacturing.

The company carries name-brand fuels and lubricants from companies including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Marathon, B.P., Placid, Summit, Fuch’s, and other top-quality diesel fuels, light oils, gasoline, industrial chemicals, coolants and more.

Leroy Sullivan, Mayor of Donaldsonville, likes the idea of the Industrial Park developing and wants it to have a boom in business over the couple of years. As far as Gaubert Oil starting the trend, the mayor can’t wait to get that company going.

“It’s going to create some more jobs in Donaldsonville,” Sullivan said.