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St. Bernard Parish Secures $2M Grant for Connector Road

By Crystal Hutchinson | July 23, 2022 | Comments Off on St. Bernard Parish Secures $2M Grant for Connector Road

June 22, 2022 | Biz New Orleans (full link below) CHALMETTE, La. – From the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2 million grant to St. Bernard Parish Government to build a road to connect the St. Bernard Port, Harbor, and Terminal District and a local highway. As a partner to SBPG and the St. Bernard Port, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation assisted in writing the federal grant application and securing broad support from community leaders and elected officials. The grant will provide improved…

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U.S. Steel Opening Plant in Osceola, AR

By Crystal Hutchinson | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on U.S. Steel Opening Plant in Osceola, AR

June 20, 2022 | tanktransport.com (full link below) $3 billion steel-making facility will be largest private project in the history of Arkansas and most advanced steel mill in North America. United States Steel Corp. broke ground in Osceola, Arkansas, on the company’s next-generation steel mill. The $3 billion steel-making facility will be the most advanced in North America and largest private project in the history of Arkansas, the company said in a release.   “Several years ago, we embarked on a transformative vision for U. S. Steel,” said David Burritt, president and chief executive of U. S. Steel. “This facility is engineered to…

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Cargill to expand production with new soybean facility

By Crystal Hutchinson | June 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Cargill to expand production with new soybean facility

June 15, 2022 | petfoodprocessing.net (full link below) MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill will build a new soybean processing facility in Pemiscot County, Mo., with an annual production capacity of 62 million bus of soybeans to support growth in domestic and global oilseeds demand driven by the food, feed and fuel markets, the company announced May 17. Cargill anticipates breaking ground on the project early next year with plans to be operational in 2026. The new facility in southeast Missouri, south of St. Louis near Hayti and Caruthersville, will add approximately 45 full-time positions to the region when complete. Cargill did not…

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IRPT: Lower Mississippi Basin Meeting

By Crystal Hutchinson | June 3, 2022 | Comments Off on IRPT: Lower Mississippi Basin Meeting

IRPT’s Lower Mississippi Basin Meeting, held at the Port of South Louisiana, was a great success. It was exciting to be together again for networking and to learn about the growth IRPT Members are experiencing and anticipating. We had a great group of interactive attendees and were honored to have Anthony Gex, IRPT President, with us to share his insight on industry issues. Thanks to Port of South Louisiana for hosting and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock for sponsoring.

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IRPT Lower Mississippi River Basin Meeting

By Aimee Andres | April 30, 2022 | Comments Off on IRPT Lower Mississippi River Basin Meeting

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals invites you to a: Lower Mississippi River Basin Meeting Wednesday, June 1st from 11 am to 4 pm The Port of South Louisiana – Guest House 1692 Highway 44 Reserve, LA 70084 IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port, and terminal professionals. Our mission is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminal professionals to improve their businesses and to inform policy makers on the needs and economic impacts of our industry. Lunch and port tour provided Networking begins at 11:00 am Meal served at 12:00 pm Meeting starts…

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Notice to Navigators: Lower Mississippi River

By Dede Smith | February 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Notice to Navigators: Lower Mississippi River
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NWS Greater Mississippi River Basin: Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar for External Partners

By Crystal Hutchinson | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on NWS Greater Mississippi River Basin: Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar for External Partners

  The slides for the NWS Greater Mississippi River Basin: Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar #1 for External Partners, held at 2:30 PM CT on February 10, can be viewed here. NWS Greater Mississippi River Basin: Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar #1 for External Partners on February 10, 2022 was recorded. That recording can be viewed at the bottom of the page. Thanks, Katie Ertell NOAA  

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USCG: Western Rivers Command Center Tools

By Crystal Hutchinson | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on USCG: Western Rivers Command Center Tools

Please view the attached for information on how to subscribe to receive BNM’s from Sectors Upper and Lower Mississippi River and other sectors of interest.

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USCG: Sector Upper Mississippi River Prevention Department Industry Day 2022

By Crystal Hutchinson | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on USCG: Sector Upper Mississippi River Prevention Department Industry Day 2022

  February 17, 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm RAY Federal Building, 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 In-person and virtual option provided- Register HERE.  

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MoDOT: Improving Multimodal Transportation Options

By Crystal Hutchinson | November 12, 2021 | Comments Off on MoDOT: Improving Multimodal Transportation Options

November 12, 2021: Missouri Independent With $6.5 billion on the way from the federal infrastructure bill and a newly increased gas tax, Missouri is ready to take a big bite out of $4.5 billion in unfunded highway needs, Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said this week. Instead, McKenna said in an interview with The Independent that the extra funding will be directed to as many of the more than 400 unfunded projects as possible. The choice, McKenna said, “is one project or hundreds of projects with critical safety needs from all over the state.” To make sure that is what Missourians…

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