Mini-bikes could make monster impact for the city of Ruston

RUSTON, La -- - Big things come in small packages. Well you'll find a lot of those at Monster Moto. 

A grand opening big enough to bring the governor to North Louisiana.

For kids it means fun, but for the grown-ups it means more employment.

For Joe Osborne, Director of Sales, it means he can make an impact in his community.

"I can hire the employees my neighbors i wanted to be part of something and stay there and watch a company and my kids grow in the same community," Osborne said.

Wednesday marked their grand opening but things are already on the fast track. 

Already 57 jobs for Ruston; a number they hope to accelerate to nearly 300.
 
CEO, Alex Keechle, a former Air Force veteran, is dedicated to creating more opportunities for people looking for work.
 
"We do have amazing workers in the U.S. and given the chance they don't want a handout they want to win but give them a chance to compete and they will win," Keechle said.
 
Mayor Ronny Walker says recruiting Monster Moto to the city is one of his biggest accomplishments since he's been in office.
 
"To see the assembly line working with 57 people working  who didn't have jobs most often before this came here it's the greatest day so far of my administration," Walker said.
 
Now the focus is on making sure the company is able to thrive in Ruston.
 
"You've heard the term it takes a village to raise a child well it takes a city sometimes to raise a company,' Osborne said.
 
Governor  Edwards hopes that this will be the first of many successful companies to sprout in Louisiana.
 
"Having this company here be successful operating in Ruston it'll serve as an example of what we can do and we will be replicating this all over the state," Edwards said.
 

 


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