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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Aug. 21, 201805:20 AM EST

Business in Brief: USS Minneapolis-St. Paul to home port at Mayport

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Vestcor begins work on The Quarry; Crowley Logistics aids California wildfire fight.
by: Scott Sailer Editorial Research Director

 Mayport Naval Station will be the home port of the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul starting July 31. The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul is a littoral combat ship, the Navy’s newest class of warship.

Crowley Logistics aids California wildfire fight: Crowley is under contract to aid governmental agencies in response to California’s Mendocino Complex wildfires. Crowley is maintaining truck transport operations to move supplies such as ready to eat meals, hoses, personal protective equipment and other items in the wildfire fight.

Vestcor begins work on The Quarry: Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor Companies Inc. started construction of The Quarry, the largest workforce housing community in the Florida Keys. The 208-unit community in Big Coppitt Key, with development costs of about $60 million, is expected to be completed in January 2020.

Jason Kelloway

Social Grounds Coffee Co. honored: Gov. Rick Scott recognized Social Grounds Coffee Co. with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Social Grounds, owned by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jason Kelloway, donates proceeds to help employ and empower U.S. veterans. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award recognizes individuals and businesses for their efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Social Grounds Coffee Co. is at 1712 N. Main St.

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