Seemann Composites in Gulfport will invest $4.6 million and add 42 new jobs in an expansion project tied to a U.S. Navy contract.
The company expects to start construction this year on a 25,600-square-foot building to produce bow domes for the Navy’s Ohio Class Replacement Submarine Program. Initial production is expected to begin in late 2017.
Currently 105 employees work at the Seemann Composites facility at Bayou Bernard Industrial Park in Gulfport.
“Mississippi’s maritime and defense industries are thriving on the Gulf Coast, and Seemann Composites’ expansion to support a new contract with the U.S. Navy further strengthens Mississippi’s position as a leader within these industries,” said Gov. Phil Bryant.
Seemann Composites President Bill Seemann said Bryant, the Mississippi Development Authority and Harrison County Development Commission supported the project. MDA provided funds for site preparation and infrastructure needs.
“Seemann Composites is a global technology leader so MDA is pleased to assist the company as it grows in Gulfport to support our armed forces, creating more than 40 exciting new career opportunities for Mississippians,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr.