Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State Port Authority’

Roy Anderson earns three Coast construction contracts

GULFPORT — Roy Anderson Corp. (RAC) has won three construction contracts for projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. They are: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, D’Iberville Owner: Land Holdings One / Contract Value: approx. $122 million Scope of work: Construction of a 15-story, 300-room hotel with 61,000 sf of gaming space. The hotel tower will include […] [...]

Construction date set on new wharf face for Port of Gulfport

GULFPORT —Work is set to begin June 6 on building a new wharf face for the west pier of the Port of Gulfport, a project that marks a key phase in restoring the port nearly destroyed almost a decade ago by Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi State Port Authority awarded Hattiesburg-based L&A Contracting a $55.8 million […] [...]

Norris wins appointment

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Gulf Coast business leader Jack Norris to the Mississippi State Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Norris will assume the unexpired term of former port commissioner Frances Turnage, who resigned Dec. 14, 2012. Norris is president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. He previously served under Gov. Haley Barbour as executive […] [...]

Commissioners welcome Roberts

by Published: October 7,2012

Tags: E.J. Roberts, GULFPORT, Mississippi State Port Authority

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced E.J. Roberts has been appointed by the City of Gulfport to a five-year term on the MSPA board of commissioners. Roberts is the owner of E.J. Roberts State Farm Insurance in Gulfport. He has been a member of the State Farm’s Chairman’s Circle, which honors the top […] [...]

Blakeslee handed gavel

President of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning Robin Robinson has passed the gavel to incoming president Ed Blakeslee at a Board meeting held today in Jackson. Blakeslee will officially take the seat on April 1. Blakeslee was appointed to the IHL Board of Trustees by former Gov. Haley Barbour […] [...]

Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

Allee named to subcommittee

Don Allee, executive director and CEO of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport, has been named to the Port Subcommittee of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Allee will join other prominent maritime professionals on the panel. Allee has served as Gulfport’s chief executive since 2002 and has nearly 30 years of […] [...]

Nearly full strength

by Published: October 3,2010

Tags: Don Allee, GULFPORT, Mississippi State Port Authority

Port of Gulfport restoring facilities and total cargo to pre-Katrina level With the Port of Gulfport a vital component of the state’s economy, the Mississippi State Port Authority is focusing its restoration efforts in the areas of construction, design and permitting. It is also working to bring the level of business back to what it […] [...]

State Port welcomes Conn

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: GULFPORT, Joseph O. Conn, Mississippi State Port Authority

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced that Joseph O. Conn, P.E., is its new director of disaster recovery. Conn will oversee the Port of Gulfport’s Restoration Program. Conn, a licensed professional engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in project management and construction, primarily with large military programs. From 1994-2009 he worked […] [...]

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