Former Guide Plant Site

1-20 & Millhaven Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Located in the City of Monroe in Ouachita Parish, this 182.2 acre site was the location of the former Guide Plant, a General Motors automotive headlamp manufacturing facility. The building can be demolished and removed within 90 days. Conveniently located next to the Millhaven exit off of Interstate 20, this industrial site has all utlities on site and access to Class 1 rail. The Kansas City Southern rail spur can be reinstalled.   

Site Details

Lot size: 182.2 acres   Industrial Property
1 building on site   More than 100 parking spaces
425,146 sf building   Subdividable
Concrete reinforced floors   Orginal construction date: 1974
Insulated steel walls over steel frame   Airconditioned mfg & office space
Ceiling Clearance: 21' to 70'   Eave Clearance: 21
Clear Span: 40'x40' columns spacing   Sprinklers
Office area: 31,338 sf   3 rail doors (14'x20')
Trucking Facilities with 21 docks
and 4 floor level doors (10'x12')
  Heated mfg & office space



  • I-20 (.2 miles)
  • I-49 (84.8 miles)


  • LA-594 (.3 miles)
  • U.S.-80 (2.1 miles)


  • Kansas City Southern with spur available (.2 miles)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company (3.3 miles)


  • Monroe Regional Airport (MLU) 3.1 miles
    • Commercial
    • Freight
    • Charter
  • Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) 106.8 miles
    • Commercial
    • Freight
    • Charter


  • Greater Ouachita Parish Port (7.7 miles)
    • Shallow draft, inland port
  • Columbia Port Commission (22.8 miles)
    • Shallow draft, inland port


  • Electricity Supplier: Entergy
  • Natural Gas Supplier: Crosstex or Atmos
  • Water Supplier: City of Monroe (16 inch)
  • Sewer Supplier: City of Monroe (12 inch)
  • Telecom Supplier: Bell South
  • Fiber Optic Network: Bell South

For More Info

Gary LaMartiniere, Property Manager
Secondary Contact: 
Liz Pierre, NLEP Vice President
Cell: 318-348-1872