State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks during Monday's St. Mary Industrial Group meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Allain said the recent announcement of helicopter transportation company, PHI Inc.'s, departure from St. Mary will "devastate this parish." The parish must look for ways to become more economically competitive with surrounding parishes to keep more industry leaders from leaving, he said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Legislator: St. Mary must become more competitive

St. Mary Parish has to look for ways to become more competitive with surrounding parishes, especially Terrebonne, to be able to keep industry leaders in the parish, state Sen.

Officials held a ribbon cutting Friday for the Hugh and Byrnes Young Marine and Petroleum Safety Training Center in Morgan City. The facility is part of South Central Louisiana Technical College’s Young Memorial Campus. The building was made possible by state funding and donations from H&B Young Foundation. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Marine center unveiled

Officials formally opened a new multi-million dollar training facility Friday in Morgan City that will serve the local marine and petroleum industries and also train workers around the country.



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