Ribbon-cutting held at new facility

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – VT held a ribbon-cutting for its new $10 million blasting and painting facility, which is six stories and 400,000-square-feet. One side of the facility is for blasting, the other side is for painting. All the work will be done indoors, which means lower...

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Sports complex concept design OKd

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The Pascagoula City Council has officially adopted the conceptual design for a combined baseball and softball complex. The new complex will be built at an estimated cost of $10 million. Highlights include three baseball fields, three softball fields and one...

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Contract: Austal USA, $10.3M

Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded $10,252,142 for cost-plus-award-fee order 7F20 against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-15-G-2304) to provide engineering and management services in support of work specification development, prefabrication efforts,...

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HII investing $1.8B in shipyards

Huntington Ingalls Industries is investing $1.8B in its East Coast and Gulf Coast shipyards through 2020 to help grow the Navy’s targeted-growth of 355 ships. The investment will pay for digital technologies to streamline traditional heavy labor, such as welding steel and cable installation. Some $850M of its investment is likely going to...

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Contract: HII, $57M

Huntington Ingalls Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded $56,990,298 for cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification under previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-4444 for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This...

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Contract: HII, $94M

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded a $94 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter. Funds will be used to purchase major components, such as...

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VT Halter building ferry

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – VT Halter Marine is building a new steel-hull, double-ended, 70-vehicle, 499-passenger ferry for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. The new ferry, the Powhatan, will replace the system’s oldest vessel, Virginia, which...

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Contract: Bell Helicopter, $9.9M

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes, associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and storage in the...

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Contract: HII, $10M

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $9,999,010 cost-plus-award fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4323) to provide level of effort funding for CG modernization program design services. The contract is for planning...

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DDG 114 sets sail

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The guided missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) set sail from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula on Friday for Charleston, S.C. It will be the latest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer commissioned into the U.S. Navy on March 24. The ship is named...

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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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