- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Signet Maritime Corp. is investing $7.2 million in infrastructure improvements at its Pascagoula shipyard, Signet Shipbuilding & Repair.

The company says in a news release that the improvements will support an increased workload and future growth.

Improvements will include a 150-ton crawler crane, dredging and renewal of a 1,000-foot waterfront bulkhead, a new fabrication shop, an expanded drydock and concrete base for vessel repairs and an improved sand blasting and painting area.

SS&R; specializes in the new construction, repair, maintenance and refurbishment of tugs, work boats and barges.

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