Composites, materials which are engineered with specific characteristics in mind particularly for use in the aerospace and shipbuilding industries, are researched, developed and applied within the I-10 Technology Corridor.
The Bernard Bayou Industrial District (BBID) in Harrison County is home to several highly advanced contributors to this important industry, including:
Seemann Composites, Inc., inventor of the C-Flex and SCRIMP technologies, produces composites for use in sea, land and air applications for clients including the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. It also produces parts used in shipbuilding at Northrop Grumman. Lockheed Martin, with a facility at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, is also a customer.
Soprema, Inc., a French company with 14 manufacturing plants throughout Europe and the Americas, uses innovative production methods to develop roofing and waterproofing materials like SBS modified bitumen roofing.
United States Marine, Inc. builds military, patrol and special warfare boats, utilizing performance composites or aluminum.
Gary Chouest, CEO
Edison Chouest Offhsore
“As we have already learned in the operation of our Gulf Ship facility, the Gulfport region will provide us access to a quality workforce. We appreciate the cooperation and support of the local officials who are providing a business friendly environment to grow our company.”