The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will repower GPA-owned equipment with higher tier engines that reduce air emissions.
"When we officially adopted the Environmental Policy last year, the GPA made a commitment to do everything it could to conduct port operations in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "I'm very pleased the new engines will increase fuel efficiency by burning cleaner, emitting less pollution ...
SAVANNAH-The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge to serve as chairman of the Board.
Poitevint was first appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2007 by Gov. Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and president of Southeastern Minerals, Inc. and its affiliated companies headquartered in Bainbridge. Poitevint will follow Stephen S. Green, who has served as GPA's Chairman of the Board for the past three years. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Georgia," Poitevint ...
SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.3-percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.
"May was the sixth busiest month ever recorded for container throughput and continued the string of double-digit growth experienced since last December," Foltz said. "The growth experienced in the second half of this fiscal year continues to signal improved economic recovery, retail inventory re-stocking and ongoing strength in U.S. products overseas with significant export increases."
Overall tonnage for May 2010 reported gains of 12.4 percent, which ...
SAVANNAH-As the manufacturing economy begins to turn around in our area, more and more employers are looking to find skilled workers and are turning to graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program, offered at the Effingham Campus.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.3 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 14,659, up 179 from 14,480 in April.
Aaron Herring cut the ribbon to Landscapers Depot as his staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered in the new nursery on Goshen Road. The business moved from Waterford Court behind B&M Pools, across from the old Springfield Ford, in March.
The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. recently made its fifth contribution to support the Marine Sportfish Carcass Recovery Project with a $10,000 donation to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This latest donation makes a total of $55,000 provided to support the project.
Also funded by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and Georgia fishing license fees, the carcass recovery project gives saltwater anglers a chance to directly participate in the management of popular saltwater fish species such as spotted seatrout and red drum. DNR staff place chest freezers, supplied with plastic bags and data cards, at public marinas ...
To improve your career options, Georgia Southern University invites you to enroll in the fiber optic networking short courses running Aug. 9-15 in Savannah.
Running Monday through Wednesday, the basic course, Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), prepares you for the broad-based Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam that requires verified skills in fiber optics and covers technology, components, installation and testing.
The CFOT certification exam is given and graded at the end of the class and included in the course fee. The FOA reports that most CFOTs work in the fiber optics industry as contractors or installers. Consultants, network designers and ...
Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Shearouse said he was grateful to serve as Chamber president.
"Because of you, our Chamber continues to be effective, visible and responsible in today's changing economy," he told members and their guests. "We believe in shopping locally and doing what we all can do to strengthen our economy."
Shearouse also said the Chamber supports the county's push to renew the special purpose local option ...
What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 24.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon Tuesday as a way to say thanks to its group of Chamber ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Chamber at new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and the like. Awards were given to the Ambassador of the Quarter for the first three quarters of this year.