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Louisiana-based Point Eight Power opening new manufacturing plant in Hancock County

By: Frank Corder - July 20, 2023

(Photo from Point Eight Power website)

The company’s President said they were impressed by the talented and skilled workforce in the Mississippi Coast region, adding that the expertise will be instrumental in driving the success of the new facility.

Point Eight Power, a manufacturer of high quality, reliable generator controls, switchgear and power control building packages headquartered in Belle Chase, Louisiana, has announced that it is opening a new manufacturing plant in Hancock County, Mississippi.

According to Thomas Naddy, President of Point Eight Power, Inc., the company’s decision to establish the manufacturing plant in Mississippi and invest nearly $7.75 million into the project was driven by Point Eight Power’s recognition of the local workforce talent and the favorable site location.

“First and foremost, we were drawn to the state’s business-friendly policies, which foster an environment conducive to growth and success. Additionally, Mississippi’s strategic geographic location provides excellent access to transportation networks, enabling us to efficiently reach both domestic and international markets,” Naddy said in a statement. “Furthermore, we were impressed by the talented and skilled workforce in the region, whose expertise will be instrumental in driving the success of this new facility.”

Naddy went on to say that the company is excited to partner with the local community and establish strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders in the region.

The new plant is expected to generate 78 direct jobs.

According to a release from the Mississippi Development Authority, Point Eight Power has scheduled upcoming job fairs for those interested in applying for a job at the company’s new plant. The first job fair to recruit employees for the Mississippi facility will be held Monday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pearl River Community College Waveland Campus, located at 454 US-90, Ste. B, Waveland, Mississippi, 39576.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves celebrated the announcement of Point Eight Power coming to Hancock County. In a statement, Reeves said their investment “is testament to the remarkable talent of our local workforce and our tremendous business environment.”

Point Eight Power traces it roots back to the 1950s. The company has supported the marine and oil and gas industries by providing products and services to all major energy companies, including Chevron, Texaco, ExxonMobil, and Shell. According to the company’s website, Point Eight Power’s client list includes shipbuilders, critical-power companies, the United States military, transportation, process and manufacturing enterprises, and local government entities. 

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: