Towns get on lists

South Mississippi's Gulfport and Ocean Springs have managed to land on two lists. Thrillist Travel released its list of underappreciated American cities and included Gulfport. Earlier, the travel website Expedia included Ocean Springs on a list of America’s more artistic towns....


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 looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. Sen. Thad Cochran is the only Republican...


Keel laid for DDG 121

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of future guided-missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) was ceremoniously laid Feb. 21 at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Although official construction of DDG 121 began April 2016, the keel laying symbolically recognizes the...


Ingalls revenue up

Huntington Ingalls Industries reported $7.1 billion in revenues for 2016, an increase of 0.7 percent from 2015. The Pascagoula shipbuilding division saw $641 million in revenue for the year, a 10.5 percent increase. President and CEO Mike Petters said Ingalls Shipbuilding...


Ingalls workers win STEM awards

A dozen employees from Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields during the 31st annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference last week in...


NSC keel authenticated

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the eighth Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757) on Jan. 27. Ingalls has delivered six NSC to the Coast Guard, and two more are currently under construction. In addition to Midgett, the seventh NSC, Kimball (WMSL 756), is...


Ingalls starts on DDG 123

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) on Jan. 25. The start of fabrication signifies that the first...


Ingalls gets cutter contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build a ninth National Security Cutter. NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to...


Navy accepts LCS 10

MOBILE, Ala.  -- The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a ceremony, Dec. 23. Gabrielle Giffords is the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fifth Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence...


Leadership change at VT Halter Marine

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Paul J. Albert has been appointed as president and CEO of VT Halter Marine, effective immediately, according to a company release. Albert, who joined VT Halter Marine as senior vice president of production in 2002, was named chief operation officer in 2009....


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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