Posts Tagged ‘fabrication’

VT Halter lands contract to build tug barge

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has gotten a contract to build an articulated tug barge for Bouchard Transportation Co. The contract includes an option for a second tug. Halter Marine officials say the option must be exercised within 60 days of the initial contract award. Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a news release […] [...]

Lockheed Martin delivers first module for GPS III spacecraft

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has delivered the first spacecraft’s propulsion core module to the company’s Denver, Col.-area GPS Processing Facility (GPF). According to the company, the milestone represents the program’s first major hardware delivery for GPS III Space Vehicle 1 […] [...]

Ingalls pays for six years of portable toilet pollution

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has paid a $33,775 fine after a portable toilet dumped untreated waste into the East Pascagoula River for more than six years. Spokesman Bill Glenn says that the toilet station was connected to a storm drain at the Pascagoula shipyard after 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, instead of to the sewer system. The […] [...]

Federal appeals panel to weigh LCD price-fixing lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals panel will decide whether a Mississippi or federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit alleging price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument in New Orleans for Oct. 5. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood […] [...]

Zachry buys former D&Z plant; hires ex-workers

MOSS POINT — Zachry Holdings Inc. has purchased Day and Zimmerman’s industrial fabrication plant in Moss Point. The 140,000-square-foot plant produces piping systems and vessels for large projects in power, petrochemical, refining, forest products and other markets George Freeland, executive director of Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, tells the Sun Herald the company has hired […] [...]

Ingalls awarded contract; delivers ship to Navy

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for continued life-cycle engineering, modernization and support services on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract is the first of five options, which if exercised would place […] [...]

Ingalls begins work on 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has started fabrication on the U.S. Navy’s next Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113). The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls. Bob Merchent, Ingalls’ vice president, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs, […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls-built Navy ship passes sea trials

PASACAGOULA — The amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth built at Huntington Ingalls Industries, recently returned from successful builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Dock trials started last week, and the ship left HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division Aug. 21 for three days of at-sea testing. More than 200 test events took […] [...]

Ingalls Shipbuilding starts work on warship for Navy

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has begun construction on the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship, being built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, is the 11th ship in the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships. On July 27 Ingalls was awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build LPD 27. The start […] [...]

Hunter honored by American Welding Society

DURANT — The Durant plant of Hunter Engineering Company has received the American Welding Society’s “Image of Welding” Award at the FABTECH exposition at Chicago. The award is presented annually in seven categories: Individual, AWS local chapter, Large Business (200+ employees), Educational Facility, Distributor (Welding Products), Educator, Small Business (less than 200 employees), and media. […] [...]

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