Stupp Corp. announced Thursday it will spend $22 million to expand two north Baton Rouge pipe plants, a move that will create 128 new jobs.

The jobs will have an average annual salary of $60,567, plus benefits, according to Louisiana Economic Development. The expansion will create 296 indirect jobs. Construction activity will support 93 jobs.

The announcement comes three years after Stupp laid off 114 people amid a downturn in oil prices that slowed demand for the oil and gas pipelines the company manufactures.

Stupp Corp., a Baton Rouge-based pipe fabrication company, said it will lay off 114 workers because of low demand for pipeline from the oil an…

Stupp has been in business in Baton Rouge since

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