Tindall Corporation’s Mississippi Division will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility this month. This location has overcome major obstacles over the last decade, most notably a rebuild following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
The Mississippi plant was originally located on the back bay in Biloxi, MS. The production facility suffered considerable damage after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. A storm surge close to 35 feet carried nearly 50 boats, casino barges and debris onto the property. Thanks to the support of the surrounding community, the plant was able to get back up and running quickly. Employees ate military MREs (meals ready to eat) and lunches provided by the American Red Cross during the massive cleanup. With the help of Tindall’s other plants, no customer production schedules were impacted.
Following Katrina, Tindall chose to relocate to higher ground in Moss Point, MS. There they were able to rapidly construct a new state-of-the-art facility on a 100-acre site. Features included a batch plant and under roof manufacturing, both of which provide mix control for more sophisticated architectural products. A new automatic concrete delivery system was also a new amenity. This system brings concrete directly to product forms, enabling Mississippi team to complete projects with greater efficiency.
With more capacity and improved product capabilities, the team went straight to work reestablishing their presence in the surrounding states. The Mississippi Division earned multiple PCI Design Awards, diversified the markets they serve and completed many impressive projects across the region including the Armed Forces Retirement Home and the Walk of Champions at the LSU Tiger Stadium.
“Our team truly rose to the occasion to rebuild and remain successful in this area,” said Mac Freeman, Vice President and General Manager of Tindall’s Mississippi Division. “We are proud to be leaders in our industry and look forward to what the next 10 years have in store.”
The Moss Point plant continues to flourish and was rebuilt to be stronger than before – despite the adversity of Hurricane Katrina. With an abundance of accolades over the past decade and many projects on deck for 2018, the future of Tindall in Mississippi is promising.