Family-owned Myer Marine Services announced this past week it is expanding its west Mobile facility by more than 50 percent and will hire 50 new employees over the next several years.
A $5.5 million investment will allow the company to add 36,000 square feet to its current manufacturing facility, while also purchasing several adjacent buildings and properties. This will allow an expansion of services and capacity through additional equipment.
The company plans to convert a 12,000-square-foot building that was recently purchased into a home for its engineering department, sales team and administrative staff.
David Myer, president of Myer Marine Services, said this new investment will help his company’s overall goal to be a leader in steel fabrication and machining.
“Since our founding in 2013, we have been very blessed to have continued steady growth for eight straight years, thanks to our talented and dedicated team of employees. We look forward to what is next,” he said.
The company’s move was lauded by Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Economic Development David Rodgers.
“The Myer family has the vision and drive to reach their goals, and because of that the company’s growth is ahead of schedule. It’s so rewarding to help a local company transition from a small business to a major competitor in their industry,” Rodgers said.
Customer growth in the dredging and construction industries in particular have driven Myer’s own growth, according to Bradley Myer, vice president of business development.
The steel fabrication, machining and field services company was founded in 2013 and services clients throughout the Southeast. Currently it employs 121.
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Singing River Health Systems in Jackson County, Mississippi has officially become a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, the first accredited center along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Jacksonville, they announced last week.
The accreditation distinguishes Singing River Health System as having met rigorous, internationally recognized standards in providing the safest, highest quality of care and surgical capabilities while establishing and maintaining a culture of excellence. Surgeons and team members at Singing River Health System use the most advanced technologies, including robotic-assisted surgery, to improve patient outcomes, including reducing the risk of complications and pain post-operation using robotic surgery techniques.
That includes five physicians at Singing River Health Systems.
“Team members from all across Singing River Health System worked extremely hard to earn this prestigious designation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, which affirms our commitment to provide access to the most advanced technologies, expert physicians, and compassionate quality care,” said Tiffany Murdock, RN, Executive Director of Surgical Services, Singing River Health System.
Singing River performed more than 1,500 robotic surgeries from 2019-2020, using five different technologies: da Vinci Xi Surgical System; Globus Excelsius GPS Robotic Spine Surgery; Stryker Mako Robotic-Assisted Joint Surgery; The Monarch Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy and ROSA Knee System.
Last Friday, March 26, local business owner Krystn Keller was featured on “The Drew Barrymore Show” to talk about how she started her business based upon her son’s need.
Keller’s 10-minute segment on the show discussed how Keller Works Naturals, a local skincare company focused on sensitive skin, was born out of her own son’s severe eczema and allergies. Keller began developing products to help him and branched out from there.
Her company is now the local bulk soap supplier for Whole Foods Market, and her products can be found in Piggly Wiggly, Virginia’s Health Foods and many other stores locally.
Her entire line can be seen at kellerworks.com.
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