AHTD staff and the president of Gulf Coast Marine Fabricators (GCMF), a tenant at the Port of Vermilion, met with Jonathan Perry to discuss the status of an application for state funding for bulk head.  GCMF has come under new ownership and has announced its intention to significantly expand its operations at the port, creating more than twenty new jobs in the near term.  Additional bulk head on the waterfront property is needed to facilitate this expansion.  AHTD had applied to move up the priority level of the funding for this project, and is awaiting action.