CNC Hearing opens office on Prytania

CNC Hearing and Balance Center has opened an office at 3715 Prytania, Suite 502, in Uptown New Orleans.

The office will complement its Marrero clinic. Both locations have a medical staff, which includes a neurotologist and audiologists to diagnose the cause of hearing loss.

Dr. Moises Arriaga, a neurotologist, is medical director of the CNC Hearing and Balance Center, which is an affiliate of Culicchia Neurological Clinic.

The two centers provide hearing aids and assistance, with diagnostic services and treatment; implantable hearing devices; cochlear implants; middle ear surgery; tinnitus evaluation and treatment; digital hearing aid fitting and follow-up services; hearing aid checks and servicing; assistive listening devices; custom swim molds for adults and children; and custom hearing protection.

The phone number is (504) 934-8320 and website is

Proposals being taken for coastal programs

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, in collaboration with The Water Institute of the Gulf, is accepting submissions for its Applied Research and Coastal Innovation programs.

The Applied Research Program provides Louisiana-based researchers with funds to conduct engineering and scientific research to more effectively protect and restore coastal Louisiana.

Research topics under its request for proposal include but are not limited to:

Applied social science research and/or tool development activities to more effectively account for social indicators of recovery, risk perception, social capital and socioeconomic vulnerability in the Coastal Master Plan

Investigations of the effects of nutrients on coastal vegetation and soils

Field studies and data to support the application of soil cohort modeling or similar approaches into predictive models for the Coastal Master Plan

A comprehensive regional assessment of cost-effective, suitable and available sediment sources to satisfy restoration needs.

Institutions or organizations that apply must have an office in Louisiana and the principal investigator must be domiciled in Louisiana. Request for proposal submissions are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 6.

It is anticipated that about $250,000 will be available to fund up to five research projects, with up to two having total budgets less than $25,000.

For information, visit

The Coastal Innovation Partnership Program evaluates technologies and other innovations that could be used to achieve the most efficient, cost effective and sustainable approaches to project implementation, monitoring and adaptive management.

Individuals, teams and organizations are eligible to submit an application for review. Applications will be evaluated based on a number of criteria, including proven success in improving projects or program outcomes and relevance to the Coastal Master Plan.

Pre-applications are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 5. For more information, visit

Secorp opens district office in Hobbs, N.M.

Lafayette-based Secorp Industries, a safety services and equipment provider for the oil and gas industry, has opened a district office in Hobbs, New Mexico.

This facility’s location allows Secorp to provide rapid response times to clients in the northern Permian Basin region.

Tye Rorie is district supervisor, responsible for daily operations within the office. Cris Barber is area manager, overseeing the company’s activity within the region.

Newpark Mats filling Carencro positions

Newpark Mats and Integrated Services in Carencro has launched a virtual job fair to fill 30 positions at its newly expanded manufacturing facility in Carencro.

The job fair is being supported by the state’s LED FastStart workforce development program.

Newpark’s Carencro site manufactures composite mats for drill-site construction and other applications.

The online job fair can be found at Positions include equipment operators, roustabouts, technical services representatives and manufacturing operators.

Newpark operates with a flexible schedule, featuring rotating 12-hour shifts. No specific work experience is mandatory, but Newpark requires a high school diploma or equivalent certificate.

All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening and medical exam.

In addition to doubling the size of the manufacturing facility, the company is also developing a new Research & Development and Technology Center at the site, which is expected to result in six additional new jobs.

Statewide, Newpark employs 270 people.