Southwind holds topping-out ceremony

May 11, 2015
In The News

For the first time in more than 20 years, there was a celebration Monday of major construction activity at the Port of Pine Bluff and city officials couldn’t have been any happier.

Southwind Milling, which is in the final stages of construction of a new rice mill, held a topping-out ceremony as the last beam, bearing flags and a Christmas Tree, was placed at the top of the structure, and according to a construction manager, the ceremony means “everything is downhill from here.”

According to tradition, the ceremony will mean good fortune for the company, which announced a year ago that it would be constructing the plant on the site of the former Century Tube facility.

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