Petrochemical

First Chemical Pascagoula, a DuPont Company

First Chemical Pascagoula opened its doors in 1967 and was the first chemical company incorporated in the state of Mississippi. The First Chemical manufacturing facility takes pride in its commitment to use new technology to produce useful chemical products, which are the key ingredients in many everyday items, including, but not limited to: pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, tires, dyes, photo chemicals, agricultural chemicals and building materials.

The company was acquired by DuPont in 2002 and remains a wholly-owned subsidiary. Today, more than 180 men and women work at the First Chemical Pascagoula plant.

The site employs a variety of manufacturing operations and units - making it an ideal location for the production of specialty chemicals.

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery celebrates its 50th chevronman
anniversary in 2013. Since Chevron began operation of its Pascagoula Refinery in 1963, the refinery has grown to be the corporation's largest U.S. refinery
and one of the top ten petroleum refineries in the
United States.

Chevron's facility in Pascagoula is primarily a "fuels" refinery, in that the refinery's primary products are motor gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. Other
products include fuel oils such as bunker fuel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), aviation gasoline, petroleum coke and sulfur.

Chevron is currently in the midst of a $1 billion plant expansion to allow for base oil production.  It also manufactures specialty products that include paraxylene, a pure compound used as a feed stock in the textile and plastics industry, as well as, benzene and ethylbenzene, used in the manufacturing of a wide range of products including automobile tires, sporting goods, nylon and pharmaceuticals.

Omega Protein

Omega Protein is the world's largest manufacturer of heart-healthy fish oils containing Omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption, as well as, specialty fish meals and fish oil used as value-added ingredients in aquaculture, swine and other livestock feeds. Omega Protein makes its products from menhaden, an Omega-3 rich fish that is not utilized for seafood, but which is abundantly available along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts. As North America's leading manufacturer of marine protein and fish oil, the company accounts for over 70% of the menhaden caught in the United States and over 15% of the nation's total seafood landings. Omega Protein is one of the largest fishing companies in the United States in terms of tonnage, and one of the largest fish meal companies in the world. Omega Protein's fishing vessels and spotter planes are housed at the company's home ports and processing plants, one of which is in Moss Point, Mississippi.

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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