HII kicks off expansion

Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding is kicking off a $79 million expansion development project to reopen facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. It's the biggest project planned for South Mississippi in 2019. Permits have been issued for $68 million for three...

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Trade show marks 30th year

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Tuesday commemorated 30 years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce brought businesses across the county together for their annual industrial trade show. The show was held at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center, where businesses intermingled with one...

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New tug-barge delivered

The new articulated tug-barge (ATB) unit Evening Breeze/B. No. 252 has been delivered to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. in Melville, N.Y. It was built by VT Halter Marine and Bollinger Shipyard. The 112-foot 4,000-hp tug Evening Breeze left VT Halter Marine's...

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Keel laying for LHA 8

PASCAGOULA, Miss - The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard Thursday. The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, wife of Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the...

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Jackson first county to use powerful tool

A powerful economic tool called tax increment financing has been used by Mississippi cities for years to attract new business, and now Jackson County is the first county in the state to receive that tool. It's all thanks to historic legislation passed Thursday by the state...

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LHA 8 fabrication begins

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding officially started fabrication of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) on Oct. 15. The start of fabrication signifies the shipyard is ready for sustained production and ready to move forward with the construction...

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Ingalls awards STEM grants

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding handed out grants totaling $100,000 to teachers at 31 schools along the Gulf Coast to further STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Some teachers received checks for a few hundred dollars, while others totaled in the...

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Land bought with oil spill funds

Fifteen hundred acres of land in Jackson County will get a makeover thanks to funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement allocated to Mississippi. The first land acquisition of the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project secured the land near the...

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Contract: VT Halter, $39.8M

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $39,808,087 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00024-18-C-2230 to exercise an option for the detail design and construction of an Auxiliary Personnel Lighter � Small (APL(S)). The initial contract...

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Ingalls has a top state businesswoman

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Feb. 28 that Denise Jones, a talent management director at HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., was among the Top 10 of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Businesswomen of 2018. Jones joined...

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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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