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 largest fabricators and manufacturers of dual-laminate equipment in the U.S.  Currently, the company has a 50,000-square-foot...

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Ocean Springs construction boom

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- After years of slow growth, permits for new homes and renovations to existing homes are up. The turnaround began in recent months. The city itself is attractive to many different demographics. In addition to an upswing in residential building permits, city...

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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 will be conducted at several Mississippi sites, along with 2,000 square miles of restricted airspace over land and water, at altitudes...

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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 support of the LHA-7 amphibious assault ship. Services are to include post-delivery planning, material procurement and support services;...

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DDG 117 to be christened

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), April 8 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The future USS Paul Ignatius is named in honor of the...

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Ingalls-built Munro commissioned

SEATTLE -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) was commissioned April 1 in Seattle. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft presided over the ceremony, accepting the sixth National Security Cutter into the fleet. NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard fleet. Munro...

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Contract: Lockheed, $8.4M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $8,443,815 fixed-price incentive modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5104) to exercise an option for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS...

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$10M investment for Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – The Board of Alderman Tuesday got a look at a new, $10 million development planned along U.S. 90. Tracy Ross, with the Thrash Group, showed the mayor and aldermen plans for The Inlet. It’s planned for eight acres of woods on the north side of U.S. 90....

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Contract: Boeing, $13.7M

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $13,731,493 cost-plus-incentive-fee option to a previously awarded contract (N00178-15-C-2016) to continue to provide design agent and technical engineering services in support of the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data...

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ConRo ship launched

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Crowley Maritime Corp.’s newest combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ship has been launched at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, for the Crowley’s service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named El Coquí after a...

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Ports, Cuba sign accords

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state

USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast

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