Company set to ship scrap metal from port
MANATEE -- A new Port Manatee client will be shipping 30,000 tons of scrap metal monthly, a port official said Tuesday.
Port Manatee Scrap Metal, which set up operations several months ago just north of the port near the Hillsborough County line, was loading a vessel with a huge shipment Tuesday, said David Sanford, deputy executive director for the Manatee County Port Authority, at a county commission meeting.
"It's a major new customer for the port," Sanford said.
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The company has been collecting scrap metal to be shipped from the port to such places as Mexico or Turkey, he said.
"This is a recycling operation, so the scrap metal is reused, and we're very, very pleased to have them as a client," Sanford said.
Maintenance dredge set to begin at Port Manatee
PORT MANATEE -- A regular maintenance dredging operation at Port Manatee is now officially on the books.
The port will pay a little more than $453,000 to have an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor suck sand and other seafloor sediment away from ship berths, a turning basin and part of federal shipping channel. Pompano Beach dredging company Cavache Inc. will do the work.
About 171,000 cubic yards of sediment are expected to be removed from the sea floor at the port. The aim of the project is to maintain a 41-foot draft depth needed to accommodate large, ocean-going freighters and other cargo ships.
The work is being done as part of a joint agreement between the port and the Army Corps. The Corps will have Cavache clearing sediment from about 3 miles of federal shipping channel.
Port Manatee had similar dredge work done in 2009. That year, it paid $730,000 to have the work done, according to port spokeswoman Virginia Zimmermann.
Sediment will be piped to the port's 93-acre, on-land dredge spoil disposal area.
Banana Republic, Cache told hold job fairs
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Two stores inside the new Mall at University Town Center will hold job fairs this month.
Banana Republic will hold a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at CareerSource Suncoast Sarasota, 3660 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, for store associates.
Cache will have a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16, also at CareerSource Suncoast Sarasota. Cache is hiring a store manager, retail stylist and assistant manager.
All job candidates must register at employflorida.com and upload a resume before the hiring event.
Cache candidates must also email email@example.com to apply and gain a referral for the job before interviewing.
The two-level, upscale mall is expected to open Oct. 16 at Cattlemen Road and University Parkway. For job openings at the mall, visit bradenton-herald-business.blogspot.com and jobsutc.com.
Herald staff reports