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International rail bridge set to open after delays

Lights were being tested Saturday night, cameras were being installed, grounds were being cleared of debris and the floors were to be waxed, all leading to Tuesday’s expected completion of the first international rail bridge to be constructed between the United States and Mexico in 106 years, Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. said.

Brownsville Economic Journal

Top story: Brownsville’s efforts in betting on heavy manufacturing for economic development translate into long term benefits for the entire Borderplex. And in an expert’s opinion, the industry is key for the economic success of the region

LNG exporters advance plans to set up facilities at Port of Brownsville

Proposals for the construction of one or more Liquefied Natural Gas facilities at the Port of Brownsville just got a bit more substantial.

Annova LNG seeks federal approval for export facility in Port of Brownsville

"The project represents a potential opportunity to diversify Exelon's role in the energy business in an area that shows strong growth potential: natural gas exports," Exelon Generation President and CEO Ken Cornew said.

NextDecade expands site for Brownsville LNG export terminal

NextDecade has signed an option-to-lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The agreement will expand the company's site to 1,000 acres for its proposed Rio Grande Liquefied Natural Gas export terminal, doubling its initial agreement.

Paragon D&E acquires Texas tool shop to address demand in southern states

A growing market in the southern United States has prompted one local manufacturer to expand its operations to the Lone Star State. Grand Rapids-based Paragon Die and Engineering Co. recently acquired the assets of Rio Grande Tool Co., a small tool shop headquartered in Brownsville, Texas.

EXPANSION MODE: Allied Mineral doubles the size of facility in Brownsville

Allied Mineral Products, Inc. kicked off 2015 with a grand opening ceremony to showcase the expansion of its manufacturing facility located at the Port of Brownsville. The expansion is part of Allied Mineral’s efforts to be in close proximity to its customers, according to John Tabor, the company’s President and CEO.

2014 proved to be a year of milestones for Port of Brownsville

Last year started off big for the Port of Brownsville — literally in the sense that port tenant All Star Metals in February took delivery of the decommissioned USS Forrestal aircraft carrier. The first of the Navy “supercarriers,” the Forrestal was the largest ship ever to come to the port for scrapping and, in fact, the largest ship ever to be dismantled by a U.S. ship breaker.

Electrical infrastructure expected to generate economic activity and industrial growth

A major project to bring additional electric transmission capacity to Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley made strides in 2014, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas in April approving the final route for a new 345kV (kilovolt) transmission line to be erected between the North Edinburg Substation and the Loma Alta Substation near the Brownsville Ship Channel.

Navy awards another vessel to Brownsville ship recycler

A procurement contract for a fourth aircraft carrier — the decommissioned USS Ranger — has been awarded to a Brownsville ship recycler.

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