Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff accepted a $50,000 check from the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District at Monday’s meeting. Ratcliff requested funds from the board at its August meeting to assist with the upgrade of the town’s wharf and dock area between the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges. Port funding also has been pledged for similar work in Morgan City. From left are board members Joe Jones, Matt Ackel, Bill Pecoraro, board President Raymond “Mac” Wade, Ratcliff, and board members Greg Aucoin, Duane Lodrigue and Bill New.  (Click here for more photos)

Published in Daily Review November 10, 2009


MORGAN CITY, La. - Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte and InterMoor President Tom Fulton to announce InterMoor Inc. will expand its operations in Morgan City, La. The $17.2 million capital investment will allow the company to retain 250 jobs and create 320 new jobs in the next five to seven years at an average annual salary of $60,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will also lead to the creation of approximately 433 indirect jobs, once the project is fully ramped up.

"This announcement shows that Louisiana is strongly committed to helping existing companies grow and ensuring that our people have good paying jobs," said Gov. Jindal. "We are no longer a state that just watches company after company leave like we saw too often in years past. We are committed to growing companies already operating in Louisiana, while continuing to aggressively pursue new business investment to increase the economic momentum of our state."

InterMoor will remain in St. Mary Parish, but will relocate from its current location in Amelia, La., to a 24-acre site owned by the Port of Morgan City. LED estimates the expansion will generate more than $8 million in new, state tax revenues and nearly $7 million in new, local tax revenues in its first five full years of operations.

"InterMoor is looking forward to becoming a member of the Morgan City business community, and we appreciate the continued support from the Port Commission and other state agencies in working to make this new facility a reality," said Fulton. "This new 24-acre facility will be a realization of a long-term goal, which shows our commitment for growth to our employees, the community of Morgan City and the oil and gas industry."

A subsidiary of Acteon, InterMoor Inc. designs, supplies and deploys technically advanced mooring systems and provides rig-move and back-of-the-boat installation services worldwide.

Released by Louisiana Economic Development on November 5, 2009

April 24, 2009

Experts in the fields of transportation, economic development and coastal restoration were among those to address the 26th annual Ports Association of Louisiana conference at the Holiday Inn of Morgan City. The three-day 26th annual conference ended this morning with a board meeting. “Atchafalaya Gateway: Leading to the Gulf and Beyond,” was the theme of the event. Helping welcome the visitors to the area were Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte, Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff, St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin, Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District President Raymond “Mac” Wade and state Reps. Joe Harrison, R-Labadieville, and Simone Champagne, D-Jeanerette. Louisiana Secretary of Transportation and Development Dr. William Ankner, state Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret and Department of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Lori LeBlanc offered optimistic predictions about the future of the state in their respective fields. The crystal ball was not nearly as clear for Jennifer Marusak of Moving Louisiana Forward, a transportation watchdog group, and R. King Milling, who heads the America’s Wetlands campaign. Offering their insights to conference attendees about ongoing coastal and border protection efforts were Garrett Graves and Mitch Merriam.

May 22, 2009

Appointment to the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners: Jerry A. Gauthier, of Berwick, is currently the Vice President and General Manager, Americas Region, for Oceaneering International, Inc. an offshore oil and gas provider of underwater services, engineering and subsea products. Mr. Gauthier has been an active member of numerous professional and civic organizations. He served as a member of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District from 2005 to 2008.  He will serve as a Morgan City member, as required by statute.


Corps service competition general’s biggest concern When it comes to flood threats or navigation needs, Brigadier Gen. Michael J. Walsh is the man you want on your side. Walsh heads the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest division with more than 2,500 employees under his command. Wednesday, he shared his insights and concerns with members of the Ports Association of Louisiana attending their 26th annual convention that concluded this morning with a board meeting at the Holiday Inn. The Corps’ Vicksburg-based Mississippi Valley Division not only oversees navigation and flood control issues in the lower reaches of the system, it also has jurisdiction in the far northern regions of the U.S. where rampant flooding was an issue in Fargo, N.D., earlier this year. Walsh said the Corps’ mission is to provide flood control, ensure navigable waterways and protect the ecosystem of the nation’s rivers.

Feb 28, 2009

Larry Doiron resigned from the Board and will no longer serve on the Board of Commissioners. In appreciation for his 27+ years of outstanding support and efforts, the Morgan City Harbor & Terminal District would like to extend its warmest wishes and thanks to Mr. Doiron for his invaluable contribution to the Port of Morgan City.


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