Gulf Ship, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, builds oil-supply vessels in the Harrison County industrial park off Seaway Road, although a downturn in the oil industry has meant fewer employees. Another ECO affiliate Topship, is expected to open in the same park in 2017.
Gulf Ship, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, builds oil-supply vessels in the Harrison County industrial park off Seaway Road, although a downturn in the oil industry has meant fewer employees. Another ECO affiliate Topship, is expected to open in the same park in 2017. TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD
Gulf Ship, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, builds oil-supply vessels in the Harrison County industrial park off Seaway Road, although a downturn in the oil industry has meant fewer employees. Another ECO affiliate Topship, is expected to open in the same park in 2017. TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD

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