Businesses in the industrial supply and manufacturing fields attended the 28th Annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show on Tuesday, March 21, at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center in Pascagoula.
The Ribbon Cutting was held at 9 a.m. in the Fair Hall next to the Civic Center, with guest speaker Anthony L. Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO of Mississippi Power. The Chairwoman of this year’s event was Trudi Dixon of Chevron Pascagoula Refinery.
Businesses each year are encouraged to allow employees working in procurement, management, engineering and other industrial fields to attend the event. Participants are also encouraged to invite their business network to attend this show—regionally, nationwide and worldwide.
The trade show provides the environment of face to face interaction where attendees learn about new and existing products and opportunities.
This year’s special guest speaker, Anthony L. Wilson, is president and CEO of Mississippi Power in addition to the role of the company’s Chairman as of Aug. 4, 2016. He started his career with the company in Biloxi in 1984, as an engineering cooperative education student and as a native of D’Iberville. Wilson attended Mississippi State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in addition to a MBA from The University of Southern Mississippi and graduating from the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.
There were many companies represented through indoor and outdoor booths, in addition to a Jackson County Industrial Trade Show Committee, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce staff and the following sponsors:
- 2017 Gold Sponsors
- Chancellor, Inc.
- Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- Mississippi Power
- Orion Engineering, Inc./Sirius Technical Services
- Performance Contractors
- 2017 Silver Sponsors
- Brock Services, LLC
- Cable ONE Business
- Compton Engineering, Inc.
- Floore Industrial Contractors, Inc.
- IBEW Local Union 733
- M & D Construction Company, Inc.
- MobleySafway Solutions, LLC
- Talon Electrical & Mechanical Group
- Zachry Industrial
- 2017 Reception Sponsor
- Lokring Gulf Coast, LLC
- Branding Sponsors
- Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
- Goodgames’, Incorporated
- ISC Constructors, LLC
- Mitchell Distributing
- Media Partner
- The Mississippi Press
- Continental Breakfast
- Navigator Credit Union
- Wells Fargo Bank
- ACE Party Rentals
- E.&J. Gallo Winery
- Jackson County Board of Supervisors
- Jackson County Fair Board
- Lenny’s of Ocean Springs
- Mississippi Security Police, Inc.
- Pugh’s Florist, Inc.
- Turf Masters Lawn Care, Inc.
The Jackson County Industrial Trade Show is one of many examples of economic and community support in the area throughout the year. Additionally, the Jackson County Industrial Suppliers Association (ISA) meets every other month at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The next meeting will be held on May 17 at 8:00 a.m.