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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.

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.

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.

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.

Three phase initiative looks to close the gap between education, workforce and industry

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — About 50 company representatives from the Greater Brownsville area participated in the first part of a three phase initiative created by the Brownsville Economic Development Council and United Brownsville with the intent of closing the gap between education, workforce, and industry.

Honorable Joe Straus Receives Leadership Award

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House, was recently recognized with the 2014 Outstanding Leadership in Economic Development Award during the 2014 Annual Leadership in Economic Development Reception of the Brownsville Economic Development Council.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends deepening of Brownsville Ship Channel

A proposal to deepen the Brownsville Ship Channel in order to accommodate newer, larger cargo vessels has received the official endorsement of the chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.