Jackson County Industrial Trade Show
March 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, MS
Thank you for making the 2017 Jackson County Industrial Trade Show a huge success!
PASCAGOULA, MS— Businesses in the industrial supply and manufacturing fields attended the 28th Annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center (2902 Shortcut Road) in Pascagoula from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ribbon Cutting was held at 9:00 a.m. that morning in the Fair Hall next to the Civic Center, with Special 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. 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 many sponsors.
Businesses each year are encouraged to put aside time on this day and allow their 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. This show is open to the business community. The Jackson County Industrial Trade Show allows businesses of all sizes and many classifications to promote their products and services to other local businesses in one location. 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 August 4th, 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, Miss. He furthered his career through a variety of leadership roles before moving to Georgia Power in 2002. Wilson has been involved with a variety of volunteering opportunities in the community, which includes working with the American Cancer Society. He is a member of the board of directors for the Mississippi Energy Institute, Mississippi State University Foundation and Mississippi Economic Council. He also is the Vice Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council. 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. Wilson is married to Tonya Stanovich-Wilson of Biloxi. Their three daughters are Natalie, Katie and Meghan (Source: http://www.mississippipower.com/about-us/our-leadership/anthony-wilson.cshtml).
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, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula). The ISA is sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Small Business Issue Manager Group. Programs are designed to provide ideas and information that give businessmen additional resource knowledge and new business opportunities.
Contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (228-762-3391 or JohnsonL@jcchamber.com) for information on attending or being featured at an ISA meeting, participating in the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show and general Chamber membership information. New members in the industrial field can receive a free outdoor booth at the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is located at 720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula. More information can be found online at www.jcchamber.com.
2017 Gold Sponsors
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Orion Engineering, Inc./Sirius Technical Services
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
2017 Media Partner
The Mississippi Press
2017 Reception Sponsor
Lokring Gulf Coast, LLC
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
ISC Constructors, LLC
The Mississippi Press
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.