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Halter Marine Partners with Local College to Launch Apprenticeship Program

on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is to U.S. shipbuilding what Annapolis is to the U.S. Navy,” said Kevin Amis, Executive Vice President of Operations for Halter Marine. “All of these roles will prepare us for building the Polar Security Cutters. This is the right time to train workers in Jackson County and along the Gulf Coast.”The apprenticeship program is a new workforce-training model for Halter Marine to ensure consistently high-quality shipbuilders, enabling Halter Marine to successfully pursue federal shipbuilding contracts. Apprentices will be assigned to employee mentors to guide

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Rolls-Royce to Boost Output for the US Navy

;s capability and capacity for U.S. Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Miss.The DPA Title III office has already agreed to invest $22 million for equipment, with Rolls-Royce making an additional investment for building improvements, supplemented with support from Jackson County and the state of Mississippi.Naval components manufactured by Rolls-Royce at Pascagoula include controllable-pitch propeller systems, fixed pitch propellers, and water jets. The components help power the majority of U.S. Navy ships, including aircraft carriers, destroyers and other vessels. The

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STEHMO Investing $10 Mln, Adding 100 Jobs

the company for the Advantage Jobs Rebate program, which provides a rebate to eligible businesses that create new jobs that exceed the average annual wage of the state or the county in which the company locates or expands."We would like to thank the Mississippi Development Authority, the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Jackson County Board of Supervisors and Jackson County Port Authority for their support throughout this process,” said Nian Hua Lim, president of ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore. “It has been a pleasure working with all the stakeholders on

Jim McIngvale (Photo: HII)

McIngvale to Lead Ingalls Communications, Public Affairs

;s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Mississippi in 1976.   McIngvale serves as vice president of the board of directors of the Mississippi World Trade Center. He also serves on the board of governors of the Mississippi Economic Council, and he represents Jackson County on the board of trustees of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. In October, he will be named chairman of the board of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association.   In 2012, McIngvale was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as a commissioner of Go Coast 2020, charged with defining how key

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Named a ‘Fit-Friendly’ Worksite

Coast.   Ingalls noted it received the American Heart Association's Community Innovation recognition for a number of initiatives, including opening the HII Family Health Center in Gautier and creating coloring books focused on healthy lifestyles. The books were distributed to children in the Jackson County area. Ingalls is one of 48 companies nationwide to receive the Community Innovation recognition.   "We are very proud of the work we do here at Ingalls to promote healthier lifestyles and wellness of not just our employees, but their families," said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls' vice

Dorothy Shaw, Manager of community relations at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Dorothy Shaw of HII Receives "Forever Young" Award

;Forever Young" candidates are persons of professional integrity who exemplify the spirit of service to their professions and who have, by their leadership, made a significant contribution to the advancement of a Coast Young Professionals member's career. Shaw has held leadership roles in the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson and George Counties and the Gulf Pines Girl Scout Council, among other organizations. She has also spent 15 years on the Moss Point School Board. "Dorothy truly has a passion for volunteering, and this award highlights her efforts

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