Sunplex getting new development

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - American Baitworks will be bringing well-known fishing lures, tackle and rods to a new home at Sunplex Industrial Park. Justin Sward, senior vice president of American Baitworks, says they've set up a parent company for six brands acquired over the past...

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Contract: BAE Systems, $7.9M

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md., is awarded a $7,930,867 modification (P00050) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00421-15-C-0008. This modification exercises an option to provide engineering and technical services for integrated...

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County readies for Cruisers

Final preparations have been made in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula as the two Jackson County cities prepare to play host to Cruisin’ the Coast for three days, beginning Thursday. Successful one-day Cruisin’ events in Gautier (Sunday) and Moss Point (Tuesday) are already in the...

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LCS 20 commissioned

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship, the USS Cincinnati, during a ceremony Saturday in Gulfport. The Cincinnati (LCS 20) was built by General Dynamics and Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. It holds up to 40 sailors and carries two MH-60R/S Seahawk...

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Contract: BAE, $18.4M

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md., is awarded an $18,351,068 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications on various Navy ships in support of the...

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Contract: Briartek, $11.2M

Briartek Inc., Alexandria, Va. (N64498-19-D-4033), was awarded an $11,233,400 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee services and firm-fixed-price supplies to support Man Overboard Indicators (MOBI) ship installations. Five...

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LNG ship gets a name

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - VT Halter Marine officially named its new LNG (liquified natural gas) ship during a ceremony Monday morning that featured U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo and Mississippi’s two senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith. VT Halter Marine was awarded a contract in...

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Contract: Austal, $7.5M

Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Ala., is awarded a $7,466,598 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N69316-19-F-4001) against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-15-G-2304) to accomplish the post shakedown availability (PSA) for the Littoral Combat Ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)....

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Ingalls job fair turnout large

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended an Ingalls Shipbuilding jobs fair Saturday. “We are hiring mostly in pipe, pipe welding and pipe fitting,” said Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones. “We are looking to hire over 500 positions from today to the...

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Ribbon cut on talent lab

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The ribbon was cut Friday at Pascagoula High School on the school’s new talent development labs. The upgraded welding lab and machine shop were made possible through the school’s partnership with Ingalls Shipbuilding. The 3,150-square-foot welding lab and...

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