Port Operations Center Named for Late Commissioner Wilbert Collins
(PORT FOURCHON, LA) – After committee meetings today, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) unveiled the new sign for its main operations facility in Port Fourchon, officially naming it the Wilbert Collins, Sr. Operations Center in memory of GLPC board member and oysterman Wilbert Collins.
Family members of the beloved Mr. Wilbert, along with several commissioners who served on the GLPC board with him, officially revealed the new sign bearing Collins’s name. The Collins family was also in attendance at the meeting, where the newly elected Curtis “Tompuss” Pierce took his place at Seat E to continue Mr. Wilbert’s work for the Port Commission.
The board approved naming the Operations Center in memory of Wilbert Collins, Sr. at the August 9, 2017 GLPC board meeting.
The newly named Wilbert Collins, Sr. Operations Center is located at 180 A.O. Rappelet Road in Port Fourchon, LA. The Ops Center serves as the main base for Port Fourchon’s daily operations, including port maintenance staff and Port Fourchon Harbor Police.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, facilitates the economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. We do this to grow our economy and preserve our environment and heritage. The Port Commission exercises jurisdiction over the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish, south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.
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