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Port gets grant for two improvement projects

BURNSVILLE — The Yellow Creek Port Authority has received a pair of state grants for a pair of improvement projects at the Northeast Mississippi Waterway Industrial Park. Officials tell the Daily Corinthian the rail spur project is the first step in connecting the nearby Norfolk Southern line with the barge terminal. The first phase is expected to be completed prior ...

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Fresh produce rolling out of State Port

GULFPORT — The coolers at Gulf Coast International Cargo are stacked high with thousands of cases of melons from Central America. The melons are moving through Gulfport on its way to Christmas dinner tables across America. WLOX-TV reports it’s a perishable food “dream come true” for Mike Alise and his company. “A lot of this stuff is going to be ...

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Huntington Ingalls delivers ship to Navy

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the company’s sixth amphibious transport dock, San Diego (LPD 22), to the U.S. Navy. The ship was delivered in a brief ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding. San Diego recently completed acceptance sea trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey observing. Ingalls’ test and trials team thoroughly tested the ship’s main propulsion, steering, ...

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Officials to seek funding for Ingalls test facility

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County will apply for $20 million in funds to help Huntington Ingalls build a land-based test facility in Pascagoula. The Mississippi Press reports the Board of Supervisors agreed to apply for the money on behalf of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Officials say the money would come from Hurricane Katrina-related supplemental community development block grant funds handled by the Mississippi ...

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Workers at Ingalls ratify three-year contract extension

PASCAGOULA — Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula yesterday approved a three-year contract extension that affects 6,000 employees at the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports union officials said just over 1,100 members of the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council, voted on the proposal. It passed with 60 percent of the vote. More than 300 workers in the ...

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Ingalls workers to vote on new labor package

PASCAGOULA — Union workers will vote tomorrow on a company offer that affects 6,000 employees at Ingalls shipyard, the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports Ingalls is offering three raises and a one-time $1,000 bonus next month if workers will vote to extend their current work contract for three years. On the down side, healthcare premiums will go ...

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Ingalls wins $51.3M U.S. Navy contract

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a $51.3 million contract for work on the Navy’s USS San Antonio-class ships. The Mississippi Press reports the contract is for engineering and support services on the amphibious transport docks. An original contract for ship services was awarded to the company in 2005 and a second contract came in 2010. The latest award ...

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Hornbeck lands contracts to build supply vessels

PASCAGOULA — Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. of Covington, La., has executed definitive contracts for the construction of 16 high-specification offshore supply vessels (OSV) in connection with its latest new-build construction program announced Nov. 7. This is the company’s eighth new-build vessel program since its inception in 1997, and its fifth new-build program involving state-of-the-art, technologically advanced new generation OSVs. Hornbeck ...

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Huntington Ingalls workers presented with new union plan

PASCAGOULA — Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula reporting for the 6 a.m. shift last Friday were greeted by union leaders handing out flyers with details on a new three-year contract proposal. Union leaders would not comment on the contract, saying a joint statement would be released later Friday. They did say they are recommending approval of contract which ...

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VT Halter Marine: Expansion to create 400 jobs

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine says it expects to create as many as 400 new jobs with an expansion that will add ship and rig repair to its shipyard’s construction business. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to apply for a $20-million Katrina Supplemental Community Development Block Grant for Halter Marine to help Halter diversify. If approved, ...

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