Ingalls called fit-friendly

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries said Monday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a Platinum Award in the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite program. This is the highest level recognized by the AHA for companies that demonstrate...

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GCRL, education center growing

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is growing. Near-term plans call for opening an 8,300-square-foot, four-classroom and lab addition in May and long-term plans call for erecting an $18 million Marine Education Center, the...

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OS Main Street wins award

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Ocean Springs Main Street received a national honor for its commitment to historic preservation and revitalization of downtown. The organization was one of three in the country presented with the "Great American Main Street Award" Sunday. Mayor Connie Moran...

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Incubator businesses doing well

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- A survey by the city of Pascagoula in February shows Anchor Square businesses doing well. In an effort to gauge the economic impact of the small businesses at Anchor Square, the city's Community and Economic Development Department administered the survey. Anchor...

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Offshore supply vessel launched

ESCATAWPA, Miss. -- VT Halter Marine launched and christened HOS Commander, the first of 10 vessels that Covington, La.-based Hornbeck Offshore Services will use to supply deepwater offshore exploration. The offshore supply vessels represent about a $442 million contract for VT...

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Pascagoula tops list

Pascagoula tops the list of metropolitan areas where construction employment increased between February 2012 and February 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Pascagoula added the highest percentage of...

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Composite hangar milestone reached

GULFPORT, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding achieved a milestone in the construction of the composite hangar that will be used on the Navy's second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor. The shipbuilder’s...

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State Senate honors Ingalls

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Senate honored Pascagoula’s Ingalls Shipbuilding Thursday on its 75th anniversary as the state's largest private employer. Sen. Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula introduced a resolution commending Ingalls on its anniversary and thanked Sen. Michael...

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Arlington commissioning set

The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington, during a 12:30 p.m. EDT ceremony April 6 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The ship is named for the county of Arlington and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when...

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Port gets $10M for project

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The state House of Representatives and Senate authorized a borrowing bill this week includes $10 million for the Port of Pascagoula that will be put toward the development of a specialized facility to support the state's wood-pellet industry. Port Director Mark...

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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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