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Keene, former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, dies at 75

PASCAGOULA — Pat Keene, a former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding and leader in the push for the Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula, has died. He was 75. Officials at Heritage Funeral Home say Keene died Sunday. No other details were released. A list of survivors was not immediately available. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victories in ...

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Russo named CEO of Phosphate Holdings/Mississippi Phosphates

PASCAGOULA — Phosphate Holdings Inc., and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has a new chief executive officer. The company, in a news release, said Stephen S. Russo has replaced interim CEO James L. Sherbert. Sherbert will remain on the board of directors under the new title of executive chairman. Russo will oversee all company operations and be based at the company’s new ...

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Corps official: River needs larger ports, locks and dams

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and dams and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to allow its waterways to handle shipping demands caused by higher agriculture, oil and natural gas production and manage climate change effects, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said yesterday. Brig. Gen. Peter A. DeLuca, commander of the corps’ ...

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Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings

HATTIESBURG — Georgia-Pacific, LLC and SPG Holdings, LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of SPG by Georgia-Pacific. Financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Georgia-Pacific acquired all of the equity of SPG held by investors in the company including CIC Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private equity firm that has been ...

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Severstal-Columbus fined for faulty pollution-control system

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company’s pollution-control monitors didn’t function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011. The company agreed to pay the fine May 12. It’s the largest environmental fine assessed by Mississippi since it fined Denbury Resources $662,500 last year over a 2011 oil well ...

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Ergon plans significant expansion of Appalachian operations

JACKSON — Ergon Inc. plans to enhance its subsidiaries’ facilities in the Appalachian Basin. The Appalachian Basin comprises the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale Plays. Several Ergon subsidiaries, including Ergon-West Virginia Inc., its refinery, acquired from Quaker State in 1997, Ergon Oil Purchasing Inc., Ergon Terminaling Inc., Ergon Trucking Inc. and Magnolia Marine Transport Company, have operated in the region ...

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ITW TrueSteel to open plant in Pontotoc

Mississippi’s manufacturing community is adding a new name. ITW TrusSteel is opening a new 150,000-square-foot roll-forming and distribution facility in Pontotoc in north Mississippi. Kevin Viravec, ITW Building Components Group vice president and general manager, says in a news release the factory will begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014 and initially employ about 10 people. Viravec says the ...

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Five injured when cranes collapse at VT Halter Marine

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County EOC director Earl Etheridge says two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday. Etheridge told WLOX-TV that one of the cranes fell on top of a building. Officials say five people were injured in the accident. Etheridge says one person has been air lifted to USA Medical Center ...

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Ayrshire announces third expansion of Corinth plant

An electronics manufacturer that bought a plant earmarked for closing six years ago is expanding again. Ayrshire Electronics, a full-service electronics manufacturing company, is expanding operations at its facility in Corinth to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $100,000 corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. In 2008, Louisville, Ky.-based Ayrshire acquired the former ACT Electronics’ ...

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Pipe-maker files for bankruptcy; wants to sell plant

BAY ST. LOUIS — The owner of a steel pipe mill in Bay St. Louis has filed for bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell the plant. PSL North America, LLC, which began operations in 2008, made the Chapter 11 filing June 16 in Delaware. In court papers, it said it plans to sell itself for $100 million to another pipe ...

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