Bergeron Marine Begins Operations

Bergeron Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergeron Industries, Inc., has begun production at the company's new shipyard facility. The shipyard occupies a 40-acre site at the Port Bienville Industrial Park near Pearlington, Miss., and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Commenting on the opening of the new facility, William T. Bergeron, executive vice president and general manager of Bergeron Industries, stated: "With the opening of Bergeron Marine's Port Bienville facility, our company has reached another milestone in its development as a major shipbuilding entity. The additional production capacity generated by Bergeron Marine will contribute significantly to the overall successful operation of Bergeron Industries, and the ability of our company to adequately serve the ever-growing needs of its customers." Bergeron Industries, a leading builder of barges, has offices at St. Bernard, La., with shipbuilding and repair facilities at Braithwaite, La. on the Mississippi River near the Port of New Orleans.

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