Shipyard expansion ready for bid

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- VT Halter Marine's multimillion-dollar south yard expansion is ready for bid, as Jackson County Port Authority commissioners agreed unanimously to advertise the project for bid at a Thursday morning special meeting. The new ship repair facility, to be built at...

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VT Halter launches ship

MOSS POINT, Miss. -- The 253-foot oceanographic survey vessel U.S. Naval Ship Maury was christened and launched Wednesday at VT Halter Marine's shipyard. The all-steel T-AGS 66 is an enhanced version of the T-AGS 60 class used by the Navy to gather data and provide information to the...

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Contract: Northrop Grumman, $433.5M

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $433,518,021 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk fielded weapon system. The location of the performance is San Diego, Calif. Work is expected to be...

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Chevron donates $1M to center

MOSS POINT, Miss. – Chevron gave a $1 million donation to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, Mississippi Flyway and National Audubon Society in a ceremony Thursday. The donation will be used to expand Audubon's work, programs and...

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Ingalls to fill 3,000 positions

PRICHARD, Ala. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries plans to hire about 3,000 people for its Pascagoula, Miss., facility over the next 12 months to fulfill existing ship orders. A job fair to help fill those positions will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Sunlight District Auditorium...

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More UAV jobs coming to state

A new study by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) finds that more than 70,000 new American jobs will be created in the first three years following integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace. For Mississippi, it will mean 832 jobs created and an economic...

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Trade show to feature 100 exhibitors

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The 24th Jackson County Industrial Trade Show is slated for March 19 at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center. The industrial business-to-business show is sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The...

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Announcements show region's promise

Three announcements Tuesday indicate the region is showing a lot of momentum. That’s according to George Freeland, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation in Pascagoula, Miss. One was a $71.6 million...

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Math and science program expands

The National Math and Science Initiative said Monday that its advanced placement program for military families is being expanded this fall to a public high school serving families stationed at Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, thanks to a $982,000 grant from...

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Contract: Northrop, $71.6M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $71,623,427 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the modification and delivery of six vertical take-off and...

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