ezGroup plans truck driving competition

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association Inc. will hold its 2017 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships on March 24-25 in Baton Rouge.

Registration, testing and pre-trip inspections will be March 24 at the Renaissance Hotel. The course competition will be at Blue Bayou Waterpark at Highland Road and Interstate 10 on March 25. Winners then will be honored at 7 p.m. at the 27th annual LMTA Safety Awards Banquet at the Renaissance.

First place winners represent the association and state in national competition in August.

Alliance to address state energy issues

A town hall meeting to educate the public on statewide energy issues is being held by the Alliance for Affordable Energy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., in Baton Rouge.

Topics include changes in solar energy laws; Louisiana Public Service Commission's recent activity and how it affects other agenda items; and energy efficiency programs.

Reservations can be made at info@all4energy.org.

Highway safety group taking grant proposals

Grant proposals are being accepted through March 26 by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for projects aimed at reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes and that promote traffic safety.

Grants are available to local, parish and state agencies; nonprofits; corporations; hospitals; highway safety advocacy groups; individuals; local school boards or schools; and universities or other institutions of higher learning.

Proposals can include education, outreach, prevention and enforcement. The application and information are available at www.lahighwaysafety.org/grant.html.

Company changes 'D' to digital in name

Baton Rouge Duplicating Products has changed its name to Baton Rouge Digital Products.

"Changing what the 'D' represents in BRDP to 'digital' speaks more of who we are and is more relevant for today’s businesses,” Patricia Brignac Talbot said.

“It has always been important to me to continue the legacy of BRDP that my dad created,” she said. “He was a progressive thinker, and he was never afraid to make a change. From printing to duplicating, typewriters and faxes and now multi-functional copiers, BRDP has set the pace in the industry and is now evolving our business to better serve our customers’ needs."

The family company has been in business for more than 60 years.

Redhawk expands at Innovation Park

RedHawk Holdings Corp., based in Youngsville, is expanding its medical device warehousing and administrative offices at the LSU Innovation Park in Baton Rouge to address expected increased domestic and international demand for its medical devices.

Completion of the expansion is expected by March 31.

The company announced in April 2016 that it had established the RedHawk Innovation Center to have access to LSU researchers, faculty, students, interns, equipment, intellectual property and alumni.

G. Darcy Klug, RedHawk’s chairman and an LSU alumnus said, the consolidation of its medical device administration, development, testing, warehousing, quality control, manufacturing, assembly and distribution capabilities allows it to work closer on new product development with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the LSU Health Science Center, the Pennington BioTech Initiative, the LSU Emerging Technology Center and more than 44 companies and research institutions located at the LSU Innovation Park.

Homebuyer seminar scheduled by UREC

A homebuyer seminar is being held from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 24 in the Delmont Gardens Library, 3351 Lorraine St., Baton Rouge.

The event is hosted by the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corp. Register at urecbr.com.

Dollar General opens store in Maurepas

Dollar General has opened a store at 18756 La. 22 in Maurepas.

Dollar General sells national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products.

Dollar General stores employ between six to 10 people.