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Friday, February 26 2016

First contract of its kind in Arkansas; project will improve various systems, pay for itself in 20 years 
 
Milwaukee -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, and Arkansas State University have signed a $15 million energy performance contract that will dramatically advance the university’s sustainability initiatives, including improvements to lighting, water conservation, waste management, energy management, HVAC and utility monitoring systems.
 
The energy performance contract, featuring a 20-year payback and operational savings, is the first of its kind in Arkansas.  Recent energy legislation has enhanced the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting program.  Energy performance contracting is a financing mechanism used to pay for energy efficiency improvements, which are then paid back through annual energy and operational savings.
 
“We’re thrilled to be working with Johnson Controls to make significant upgrades to our energy infrastructure,” said Dr. Charles L. Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System.  “Those upgrades will benefit everyone in the Arkansas State community – students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus.”

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Thursday, February 25 2016

Washington, D.C. -- Building new wind farms in the U.S has added $13 billion a year on average to the American economy over the past five years. According to information released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), that’s more money each year than the annual revenue generated by Major League Baseball. 
 
“By building new wind farms across the country over the past decade, wind companies have invested $128 billion into the U.S. economy,” said Tom Kiernan CEO of AWEA. “Over this time, wind has rapidly scaled-up. There’s now enough wind power installed to reliably produce electricity for over 19 million American homes. Continuing to invest in world-class wind resources here at home will help keep our lights on, grow state economies, and keep more money in the pockets of homeowners and businesses.” 
 
Wind energy was the number one source for new electric capacity additions in 2015, with 8,598 MW installed. That number translates to $14.7 billion dollars in wind project investment in one year, a 73 percent increase over the $8.5 billion invested in new projects in 2014 – and a more than seven-fold increase over investments by wind in 2013.

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Wednesday, February 24 2016

Birmingham, AL -- SRS Real Estate Partners (SRS) announced the lease of approximately 4,000 SF of space in Midtown Village in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Wakefield Ventures II, LLC, to open TREK Bicycle Store.

TREK Bicycle Corporation is a major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor. TREK produces high-quality bicycles, helmets, electronics, cycling shoes, tires, wheels, handlebars, saddles, and other cycling clothing and accessories.

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Wednesday, February 24 2016

Announces Plans to Open New Customer Service Center in Texas' Research Valley

Boston, MA -- Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor announced plans to open a new customer service center located in Bryan, Texas. Wayfair will hire approximately 450 employees in the new location as it scales operations to service its rapidly growing customer base.

"Wayfair's steadfast commitment to exceptional customer service has helped fuel the incredible growth of our business as more people discover a new and better way to shop for home furnishings," said James Savarese, Chief Operating Officer, Wayfair. "We look forward to expanding our operations to the Bryan-College Station area as we welcome new talent to our world-class customer service team."

Known as The Research Valley, the Bryan-College Station area is a hub for innovation and technology in Texas. Wayfair selected the location based on the strong local talent pool, the community's thriving business community and its proximity to Texas A&M University – a leading university for research and innovation.

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Wednesday, February 24 2016

Alabama -- From the Far East to the Arabian Desert, Alabama-built vehicles continue to make their mark across the globe.

The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014. Meanwhile, overseas shipments of Alabama-made motor vehicle parts reached $1.2 billion, an 18 percent increase.

In 2015, China was the top export market for Alabama vehicles, growing nearly 9 percent to $2 billion and knocking Canada out of the top spot, according to trade data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Canada was No. 2, with Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom rounding out the top five.

Rapid growth in overseas shipments has propelled Alabama to a No. 3 spot ranking auto-exporting states, trailing only Michigan and South Carolina. Over the past 15 years, Alabama’s vehicle exports have risen tenfold.

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Tuesday, February 23 2016

Kissimmee, FL -- The City of Kissimmee's Economic Development Office announced that Infinity Medical Engineering will open their business in the City by the end of the year. Infinity Medical Engineering is a medical device research, development, and manufacturing company.

Infinity Medical Engineering will open at 301 Church Street, near historic downtown Kissimmee, and will house a 10,000 square foot medical clean room.

The company develops devices that focus on curing and preventing hospital acquired infections, as well as improving current technologies and medical diagnostic equipment. They will manufacture catheter devices and own a microbial formula that prevents hospital infections from occurring. They also own blood analysis equipment which provides results in seven (7) minutes, as opposed to the 48-hour wait time that now exists.

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Tuesday, February 23 2016

Atlanta, GA -- Shorr Packaging Corp, a national and independent packaging supplier, announced the opening of its new distribution and warehouse facility in Atlanta. The warehouse creates a permanent presence for existing customers who have facilities in the Southeast region and provides better delivery options for Shorr to expand and succeed in that market.

“Our commitment and priority is to improve service for our customers by increasing inventory and product availability in this region,” said Craig Funkhouser, President. “Atlanta is a terrific area and the facility is in an optimal location. Shorr will look to make the continued investments in infrastructure and logistics to support our customers.”

The new 50,000 sq. ft. regional facility is located in Parkside Logistics Centre and provides a 75% increase in floor space over the previous model. The facility comfortably accommodates the sales and customer service teams, along with a spacious corrugated design and equipment demo room.

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Tuesday, February 23 2016

Phoenix, AZ -- Carlisle Companies Incorporated, a $3.5 billion global diversified manufacturer, will relocate its Corporate Headquarters to Phoenix beginning in the second quarter of this year.   

Founded in 1917, Carlisle’s current Corporate Office is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carlisle manufactures a broad range of products including commercial roofing, interconnected products, fluid handling technologies, brake and friction systems, and foodservice products.  

Carlisle’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koch, commented on the relocation, “Over the past 8 years we have implemented a strategic vision that has benefited our customers, shareholders and employees. We have made several strategic acquisitions as well as divested various non-core businesses, as we have focused our efforts around 5 key businesses.

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Tuesday, February 23 2016

Colby Tanner Named Assistant Vice President for Economic Development

Fort Worth, TX -- BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announces customers served by the freight rail provider invested $1.2 billion in new or expanded facilities in 103 communities across the BNSF rail network in 2015. This marks the fifth consecutive year that BNSF customers and local economic development organizations have invested more than $1 billion in a calendar year for new or expanded facilities. Their efforts resulted in the creation of more than 1,500 jobs.

“With BNSF’s experience and expertise, we work with communities to bring businesses and jobs to locations where our network operates,” said Colby Tanner, assistant vice president, economic development. “Freight rail transportation offers great efficiencies and effectiveness for a range of businesses and industries and our job is to help facilitate and expedite the sometimes complex process of establishing rail service and a transportation infrastructure that is attractive to industry. More transportation and logistics options then help drive investments and employment opportunities across the communities we serve.”

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Monday, February 22 2016

Shreveport - Monroe, LA -- North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) announces Sheena Black as its new Vice President of Business Development.  Black will lead the NLEP Business Development program responsible for recruiting new companies to North Louisiana’s 14 parishes.  She started at NLEP on February 18, 2016.

“I’m  thrilled to join such a dynamic organization that is implementing its strategic vision and actively attracting investment to the region.  By focusing on specific niches, we hope to locate high growth companies by highlighting North Louisiana’s competitive advantages and ultimately increase the number of jobs available within our region,” said Black.

Black has extensive experience in economic development, international relations and public policy.  She previously led a division within the Guam Economic Development Authority, where she supervised four analysts and worked to support international investors establishing businesses in the U.S. territory.  In that role, she received the Governor’s Award for effectively advocating the region’s interests on a U.S. Presidential task force and at international development organizations.

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Friday, February 19 2016

Project Creating 100 New Jobs in State
 
Hartford, CT -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Pietro Rosa TBM, a leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils for gas turbines and complex structural components, has acquired Farmington-based New England Airfoil Products and, in addition to retaining the company’s current workforce, will be creating 100 new positions over the next five years.
 
“Connecticut is continuing to make significant advancements to compete in the highly competitive global aerospace market, and we are excited that Pietro Rosa TBM has chosen Connecticut as its North American expansion location.  This is a forward-thinking company that remains at the forefront of innovative technology,” Governor Malloy said.  “Over the last several years, our state has made strides in strengthening our manufacturing pipeline training programs, which is why we have one of the most highly skilled and trained workforces in this sector.  Today’s announcement is another reason why Connecticut is continuing to position itself as a world-wide leader in the aerospace manufacturing industry.”

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Thursday, February 18 2016

In Ascension Parish, $717 million project will create world’s largest single-site production of alpha olefins

Geismar, LA -- Governor John Bel Edwards and Shell Chemical LP officials highlighted the beginning of construction for the company’s $717 million linear alpha olefins manufacturing plant in Geismar. LED Secretary Don Pierson joined company executives – including Shell Americas Vice President of Manufacturing Aamir Farid; Shell Chemical General Manager of Higher Olefins/Derivatives Rutger Beelaerts; and Shell Geismar General Manager Rhoman Hardy – along with U.S. Rep. Garret Graves and Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa in a groundbreaking ceremony at the company’s Ashland Belle-Helene reception center.

The project will make Shell Chemical’s Geismar location the largest single-site producer of alpha olefins in the world. In addition, the Shell Chemical project will retain 650 existing jobs in Geismar; create 20 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $104,000, plus benefits; and result in an estimated 93 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 110 new jobs in the Capital Region and surrounding areas.

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Wednesday, February 17 2016

Experienced professionals expand and play key roles on The Austin Company’s management team and provide expertise for continued growth of leading design-build firm.

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com) continues its growth through the hiring and promotion of senior personnel. The Company has appointed Jim Neveu, Project Executive; Steve Francis, Project Executive; Chris Jackson, Director of Preconstruction Services; and David Oshins, Manager of Engineering and Design.

“The expertise and leadership of these individuals will drive and continue to support Austin’s growth in the marketplace and continuous improvement in the services we provide our clients,” stated Mike Pierce, president of The Austin Company.

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Wednesday, February 17 2016

Jobs, projects, capital investment and new business sales rose significantly over 2015

Fort Mitchell, KY -- Northern Kentucky Tri-ED honored 22 companies that located, expanded or were launched in the region in 2015 at its annual recognition event, the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbreds, today at the Drees Pavilion. The 2015 Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Annual Report was released highlighting the direct and indirect impact of jobs and investment from primary industry companies and entrepreneurs.

“All of our economic indicators rose significantly in 2015, making it an excellent year for the three county region,” said Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, NKY Tri-ED Board Chair. “Northern Kentucky Tri-ED facilitated more projects and capital investment than in the previous three years, all significant contributions to the success of the Cincinnati MSA’s economy in 2015.”

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Tuesday, February 16 2016

Montgomery, AL -- Despite headwinds in global markets, Alabama exports in 2015 held steady at near-record levels on growing overseas shipments of products such as transportation equipment, primary metals and machinery.

Figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that Alabama exports totaled $19.37 billion last year, just below the all-time record of $19.58 billion set in 2012. Last year’s total represents a slight decline - 0.36 percent – from the figure for 2014 - $19.44 billion.

Alabama exports have grown 25 percent since 2010 and 78 percent since 2005, these figures show.

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Thursday, February 11 2016

Affordable housing units, business recruitment and new jobs among wins in Denver Office of Economic Development’s 2015 Annual Report

Denver, CO -- A year of strong gains in Denver’s economic infrastructure included the creation of 4,164 new jobs, the successful retention of 3,076 jobs, and the creation of 628 affordable housing units, all accomplished through direct efforts of the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), the office announced in releasing its 2015 annual report.

“Denver’s hard-working employers, employees and entrepreneurs enjoyed a year of recording-breaking progress on many economic fronts,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Their tenacity, coupled with the city’s efforts to sustain and grow a next-generation economy built on Denver’s traditional strengths, has simultaneously attracted new ventures, new industries, and thousands of new residents.”

The city’s various incentive, tax credit, loan, and training assistance programs helped 89 firms expand in Denver, resulting in more than $304 million of capital investments in the city. Also highlighted in the report, the OED’s initiatives are building opportunities for Denver firms to expand in exciting international markets—like Denver Beer Company, now selling in Japan after assistance from the city.

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Thursday, February 11 2016

Emser Tile to invest $16.25 million to establish East Coast distribution center
 
Richmond, VA -- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Emser Tile, the leading designer, marketer and producer of the world’s finest tile and natural stone, will invest $16.25 million to establish an East Coast distribution operation in  CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk. Virginia successfully competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 98 new jobs.  
 
Speaking about the announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “It is another tremendous testament to Virginia’s competitive advantages when a company like Emser Tile chooses the Commonwealth as its gateway to the East Coast market and the rest of the globe. This new distribution location in the City of Suffolk will allow strategic access to customers and unrivaled logistics efficiency through the Port of Virginia. The Commonwealth’s distribution base remains strong and continues to grow, and we are proud to add Emser Tile to the roster as we diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”
 

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Thursday, February 11 2016

Kenosha, WI -- Southeastern Wisconsin will expand its food and beverage industry footprint as Gourmet Foods International opens its newest 35,200-square-foot distribution center in Kenosha in March 2016.

The warehouse, located in the Business Park of Kenosha, is the first Midwest location for the Atlanta-based cheese distributor. The new location will allow the company to service the Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis markets, and is the company’s seventh location nationwide.

“Southeast Wisconsin is one of the best locations in the nation for advanced food processers,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser. “Gourmet Foods is in good company and we look forward to helping them thrive here.”

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Thursday, February 11 2016

Washington -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 rail, bus rapid transit and streetcar projects in 18 states. These projects, competitively funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program, would create thousands of construction and operations-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for residents.

“Since 2009, the Obama Administration has funded nearly 100 new and expanded mass transit projects in numerous cities and metropolitan areas across the country,” said Secretary Foxx. “These projects transform communities, improving mobility and access to jobs, education and other important opportunities for millions of people. Public transit is an important ally in the effort to ensure that hard-working Americans are offered a chance to succeed in the 21st century economy.”

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Tuesday, February 09 2016

Landside freight transportation funds would increase; navigation, port security & emission reduction funds would drop

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) -- The recognized and unified voice of the seaport industry, is encouraged by the potential of significant gains for landside freight transportation programs in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget. However, AAPA is disappointed in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.

The proposed budget reflects the funding increases and freight focus evident in the recently-enacted FAST Act that President Obama signed into law in December, which includes close to $2 billion in dedicated freight funding. Additionally, the budget calls for a new 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan that would significantly increase funding for TIGER (Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery). If adopted, that would push TIGER funding from $500 million to $1.25 billion.

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Tuesday, February 09 2016

Portland, OR -- Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announced that a data center tenant has expanded operations at its Infomart Portland facility, leasing 25,000 square feet of commercial office space. The tenant expansion will add 125 staff to their existing IT processing operation. This addition will bring the total tenant and landlord headcount at the site to approximately 200 full-time personnel.

“This is a validation of our goal to own and manage premier locations for IT operations. Data centers are essential for modern economies. Mature IT operations move substantial amounts of IT equipment and information, both securely and with precision.  These processes require more than raised floor, they require people,” says John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers. “That’s why our facilities are designed to have the necessary space and amenities to satisfy the staff requirements of leveraged IT departments and their extended contractor base.”

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Monday, February 08 2016
  • Production of commercial vehicle tires for North America
  • Commitment for long term investment totaling approximately $1.4 billion and providing 2,500 jobs
  • Project is part of the growth strategy of leading technology company Continental

Jackson, MS -- The leading technology company Continental has selected a site in Mississippi for a new plant to drive the future growth of its tire business in the North American market. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has reached an agreement with the state of Mississippi to purchase a site for the construction of a commercial vehicle tire plant. Continental has committed for a long term investment totaling approximately $1.4 billion and employing 2,500 people when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade. The new manufacturing facility will be located at a greenfield site in Hinds County off of Interstate 20, two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson.  

“The project in Hinds County, Mississippi, is part of our global growth strategy. In a first step the new plant is especially addressing our commitment to grow our commercial vehicle tire business in North America,” said Nikolai Setzer, Continental’s Executive Board Member for the Tire business. “The announcement of a new tire plant in the U.S. is the second in just five years for Continental. We thank the state of Mississippi, Hinds County and the City of Clinton and Governor Bryant for his leadership in bringing us to the Jackson area, and we look forward to a strong business relationship for years to come.”

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Friday, February 05 2016

Tornillo, TX -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Mexico.

Officials from both governments participated in today’s inauguration ceremony, including U.S. General Services Administration Southern Border Executive Charlie Hart, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha, Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu, and Mexican Tax Administration Service Chief Aristóteles Núñez.

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Friday, February 05 2016

Sea Island, GA -- Gov. Nathan Deal will speak at the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference in Sea Island on Monday, Feb. 8, at 8:15 a.m.
 

  • WHO: Gov. Nathan Deal
  • WHEN: Monday, Feb. 8, at 8:15 a.m.                 
  • WHERE: The Cloister Ballroom, Sea Island

 
Following his remarks, Deal will hold a media avail in the Ossabaw room.
 
Jen Talaber
jtalaber@georgia.gov
 
Alyssa Botts
abotts@georgia.gov

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Friday, February 05 2016

Waxahachie, TX -- The Nation’s premier Indoor Trampoline and Adventure Park operator, Urban Air, has secured a location in Waxahachie, TX at 507 N. HWY 77, STE 700, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

The lease is signed and plans are under way to bring a new Indoor Trampoline & Adventure Park to Waxahachie, Texas.

With a signed lease and planning under way, Urban Air Trampoline Park is targeting a Grand Opening of Summer 2016. Urban Air is rapidly expanding across the United States with over 30 locations under development and by securing a location in Waxahachie, we will now get to share Urban Air with thousands of fans across the Waxahachie metro area.

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Thursday, February 04 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Hartmann US will embark on $30 million-expansion and create 50 new jobs

Rolla, MO --  Weeks after meeting with company officials, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Danish company Brodrene Hartmann A/S will open a $30 million-manufacturing facility in Rolla, creating 50 new jobs in the area. Brodrene Hartmann is the world’s leading manufacturer of molded-fiber egg packaging and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging.

“Global companies know Missouri is a perfect place to reach key markets and grow their business,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri’s manufacturing industry contributes billions to our economy while providing good paying jobs for Missouri families. I’m proud to welcome this global leader to Missouri.”

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Thursday, February 04 2016

EURO-COMPOSITES® Group to invest $10.5 million to expand its U.S. operation

Richmond, VA -- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that EURO-COMPOSITES® Group will invest $10.5 million to expand its U.S. operation in Culpeper County. The company manufactures advanced honeycomb composite materials used in aviation, space, industrial, and defense technology applications, and will expand the facility by 51,000 square feet and add new equipment to increase production of composite-based parts associated with the aerospace industry. Virginia successfully competed against Echternach, Luxembourg for the project, which will create 58 new jobs.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “This significant project represents EURO-COMPOSITES® Group’s second major investment in its only U.S. operation. An expanded facility and new equipment for increased production secures its viability as a major employer in Culpeper County for years to come. We appreciate the company’s commitment to the Commonwealth, and celebrate 58 new, good-paying manufacturing jobs that provide workers with skills of the 21st century that are essential in our efforts to build a new Virginia economy.”

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Thursday, February 04 2016

Board appoints Griff Lynch as new executive director

Savannah, GA -- The Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors announced that its Executive Director, Curtis J. Foltz, will step down at the end of the Fiscal Year, June 30.
 
"Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as Executive Director, and the six years prior as Chief Operating Officer," said Jim Walters, Chairman of the Board. "In addition to record cargo growth, GPA, under Curtis' leadership, modernized its terminals and developed operational practices that increased efficiency, improved safety and focused on environmental stewardship. The Board is grateful for the many contributions he made to the Authority during his distinguished career as Executive Director and as Chief Operating Officer."
 
Foltz has agreed to provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.

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Monday, February 01 2016

Freeport, TX -- Port Freeport Commissioners and Executive Staff congratulate tenant Freeport Terminal, LLC for their milestone of reaching the 365th day without lost time injury.

“Freeport Terminal has done a great job in raising the safety standards and accomplishing their goal of zero accidents. Their team has accomplished something uncommon in the stevedoring world,” said Ben Westerlin, Port Freeport’s Safety Supervisor.

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