GEISMAR, La. — A German industrial packaging company says it will build a $10 million plant in Louisiana.

Mauser Group says in a news release that the plant will make custom-engineered plastic containers for shipping industrial chemicals, and could expand to make other types of packaging.

Mauser USA LLC will operate the 40,000-square-foot (3,716 sq. meters) plant in Geismar (GYS-mahr), about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) southeast of Baton Rouge.

Officials say the initial phase will create 28 jobs with average salary of more than $58,000 a year, and will support needs of chemical manufacturers in the Geismar area.

They say an expansion would bring another 19 jobs.

Mauser is headquartered in Bruehl, near Cologne. It’s a subsidiary of Stone Canyon Industries of Santa Monica, California.