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VT Halter Marine plans new floating dock

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine plans a new floating dry dock at its Pascagoula shipyard so it can enter the drill rig and ship repair market. VT chief executive officer Bill Skinner tells The Mississippi Press that the L-shaped dry dock would be placed on about 30 acres of undeveloped land between the existing VT Halter facility and Signal International. ...

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Aurora unveils $15M expansion plan

COLUMBUS — Aurora Flight Sciences plans a $15-million expansion in Columbus that will lead to 250 new jobs in the coming years. The Commercial Dispatch reports local economic development official Joe Higgins asked supervisors Wednesday support for a $9-million bond issue or state loan to assist Aurora buy equipment for fiber layout, paint and product testing. Higgins, CEO of the ...

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Stennis officials exploring expansion plans

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at the Stennis Space Center are looking at expansion plans that will take the facility far beyond its original mission. Included in the 20-year master plan are revisions to 50-year-old buildings, expansion of the marine operations and data center areas and growth of university activity. “Fifty years ago, when we first built the place, it was ...

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Sealed Air Corporation ramping up production

GRENADA — Officials from Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, have announced the expansion of its operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada. The expansion, which will enable the company to manufacture larger sizes of packing products that can be customized to meet the needs of meat producers, represents a $3-million ...

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Renovated Palace Casino to reopen smoke-free

BILOXI — When the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi opens the second floor of its expansion and renovation project June 14, the casino, hotel, restaurants and lounge/sports bar will all be smoke free. Smoking will be allowed outside the main building, and a new $1-million smoking lounge has been created to accommodate smokers. The smoking lounge is conveniently located in ...

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Airport waiting for FAA approval of runway extension

TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport is expected to extend its runway after receiving federal clearance for the project. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a report last Tuesday saying the project will allow the airport to accommodate larger planes. [ITAL]The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal[ITAL] reports 650 feet will be added to the north end of the runway, making it 7,153 feet ...

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Lockheed Martin to open support center in ex-WorldCom facility

CLINTON — Lockheed Martin Corp. says it will open a technology support center this September in Clinton, creating 350 new jobs. Emily Simone, spokeswoman for the Bethesda, Md.-based company, tells The Associated Press that the mission support center will serve all of Lockheed Martin’s federal customers. Lockheed Martin will put the center in part of the former corporate headquarters of ...

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Environment Masters expands services in metro area

JACKSON — Environment Masters, specializing in heating and air-conditioning since 1957, has expanded to also serve the plumbing needs of homeowners and businesses throughout the Jackson metro area, according to Raymond J. Nalty, III, president. David Hicks, a master plumber with 28 years of local experience, heads the new Environment Masters division. A Jackson native and Reservoir resident, Hicks has ...

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Severstal accelerating Columbus plant expansion

COLUMBUS — Severstal North America (SNA) has successfully completed the sale of its Warren, OH, Wheeling, W.V., and Sparrows Point, Md., assets to the Renco Group Inc. The sale of these assets is a key component of SNA’s strategic refocusing, which centers around the development of the company’s Dearborn, Mich., and Columbus facilities. Severstal also announced it has accelerated completion ...

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Contracts let for expansion of Elvis' birthplace

TUPELO — The board of directors of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation has voted to award the contract for the expansion of Presley’s birthplace venue to the apparent low bidder, Panola Construction of Batesville. The low bid for the base project was $2.689 million. The board agreed to accept Alternate #2 for $38,600. In additional action, Germantown Contracting’s base bid ...

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