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Manufacturer unveils $11M expansion; adding jobs

NATCHEZ — Enerfab is expanding operations at its Natchez location, which is known as Enersteel, to accommodate an increase in tank head production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a corporate investment of more than $11 million and will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to 110. At its Natchez ...

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Shipbuilder to hold ceremony for Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a keel authentication Friday in Pascagoula for its fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). Ingalls President Irwin F. Edenzon and David Blackburn, director of the USCG Project Resident Office Gulf Coast, are scheduled to speak at the 10 a.m. event at the shipyard. The security cutter is named for Joshua ...

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Port lets dredging contract, clearing way for wood pellets

PASCAGOULA — Port of Pascagoula commissioners have approved a $1.5-million dredging project to prepare a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The board awarded the $1.47 million contract to C. F. Bean, LLC for the dredging, testing, transporting and disposing of about 45,000 cubic yards of silts around Terminals E and F. Port director Mark McAndrews ...

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La. company recalling thousands of pounds of stew

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Acadian Fine Foods LLC of Church Point, La., is recalling 17,000 pounds of pork and chicken stews because labels don’t list whey and soy as ingredients. Some people are allergic to those substances. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday. The agency says the single-serving stews were distributed to stores ...

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Shipfitters graduate from community college's 'boot camp'

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College recently held a graduation ceremony for 17 graduates of the Shipfitter Boot Camp at the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (AMTC) in Gulfport. The 10-week training program is designed to prepare individuals for entry–level employment as shipfitters. Originally, 20 participants were invited to participate in the boot camp following pre-qualification activities that included ...

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The Accelerator adds three new tenants, including GE Aviation

HATTIESBURG — The Accelerator, the University of Southern Mississippi’s technology commercialization center, has added new tenants GE Aviation, Radiance Technologies and Vatican Capital. GE Aviation, which just opened a new aircraft engine composite parts production facility in Ellisville has leased space at The Accelerator and is working with Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and Jones County Junior College to produce employee ...

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Aldana takes over at Nissan-Canton

CANTON — David Aldana, currently director of Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, has been named vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton. Aldana will replace Dan Bednarzyk who has been named to the newly created position of vice president, Total Delivered Cost. Nissan made the announcements Friday. Aldana joined Nissan in 1985 as deputy general ...

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Gerard hands Eurocopter keys to Spears

COLUMBUS — Mike Spears, who has worked more than 25 years at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Troy, Ala., has been named head of American Eurocopter’s Lakota helicopter production facility in Lowndes County. Spears succeeds Fred Gerard, who has served as senior director of the Lakota production and retrofit unit since the program’s 2006 inception. Gerard has accepted a position with ...

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Town signs lease deal with biofuels company

GLOSTER — The town of Gloster has signed a lease with Drax Biomass International for its Amite BioEnergy wood pellet plant. The Enterprise-Journal reports that the 15-year lease calls for the company to pay the town $8,000 per year for the first 10 years and $9,000 for the next five. There are options to continue the lease at $10,000 per ...

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Study: State sees manufacturing growth, but…

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast improved slightly on the strength of higher new orders, production and employment, staying ahead of the national index, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business. “Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana experienced growth during April,” said Don ...

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