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Ingalls: Shipyard of the future

Ingalls Shipbuilding covers 800 acres at the Port of Pascagoula and and has more than 11,000 workers, making it the largest private employer in the state.

» Bond issues fund infrastructure and facility improvements By LISA MONTI Huntington-Ingalls Inc., America’s largest military shipbuilding company and Mississippi’s largest private employer, is entering the second year of its Shipyard of the Future initiative. This year, the Legislature approved a $45 million general obligation bond issue for Ingalls to go with previous issues. As in the past, the company will ...

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Ingalls will christen amphibious transport dock Portland


Ingalls Shipbuilding will formally christen LPD 27 — the Portland — during ceremonies set for Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Mississippi Press reports LPD 27 is the 11th amphibious transport dock built by Ingalls and is the third ship to carry the name Portland. The first USS Portland was the lead ship of a new class of heavy cruisers. ...

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Huntington Ingalls beats first quarter revenue estimates

Aegis Destroyer Dewey, built by Ingalls, plies the Gulf of Mexico as she completes a test voyage.

MBJ staff Huntington Ingalls Industries reported on Thursday first quarter 2016 revenues of $1.76 billion, up 12.3 percent from last year. Earnings per share in the quarter were $2.87, compared with $1.79 a year earlier. Increases were primarily driven by strong operating performance at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, according to the company. The company also operates a shipyard at Newport ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully tests John Murtha


PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha, spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico last week with Ingalls’ test and trials team operating the ship and performing more than 200 test events. The Sun Herald reports the ship was built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula. Major evolutions during builder’s trials ...

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Ingalls to christen US Coast Guard cutter Munro Saturday

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will christen its sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter this Saturday with the christening of the Munro. The Mississippi Press reports U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft is the keynote speaker for the 10 a.m. ceremony. Julie Sheehan, great-niece of ship namesake Douglas Munro, is the ship sponsor. Munro is the only ...

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At 38, Jennifer Childs continues growth with Ingalls

Jennifer Childs volunteers with the Gulf Coast Honor Flight and recently served as guardian for two World War II veterans on the group’s trips to Washington, D.C.

By LYNN LOFTON At age 38, Jennifer Childs has an impressive resume and could rest on her laurels. That’s not likely to happen as this Huntington Ingalls Industries employee continues to add to her credentials with professional and personal accomplishments. She’s worked with the Pascagoula shipbuilder — the state’s largest private employer — eight years with the current job title of ...

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McDaniel promises to protect shipbuilders; Cochran focuses on farmers

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised yesterday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers. McDaniel, a state senator from Ellisville, campaigned yesterday along the Gulf Coast, seeking to mobilize voters for the June 24 ...

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Navy cost-cutting effort could have impact on shipyard

GULFPORT — A money-saving move by the U.S. Navy has officials at Huntington Ingalls Industries unsure of the future for the company’s Gulfport shipyard, which employs 650 people. The Composite Center of Excellence held the first two contracts to build deckhouses for Zumwalt-class destroyers, but lost the third to General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in Maine. The Gulfport plant also ...

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