2008

West Calcasieu Port Launches New Website

SULPHUR, La, Nov. 3, 2008 – “Growing the port and developing the economy of Southwest Louisiana
is very important to our board of directors,” said Larry Mashburn, president of the WCP board. “But, in
this day and age, if you aren’t highly visible on the internet, you really are not in the race. “With the launch
of the West Cal Port’s new website, we’re confident that we will be casting a wider net to attract
prospective tenants,” he added.

In addition to providing website visitors with easy access to valuable information about the shallowwater
port on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the new website also introduces them to a comprehensive list of
“valued partners” that the WCP aligns with to promote economic development growth in Southwest Louisiana.

“The West Cal Port is committed to attracting new businesses, while providing topnotch service to our existing
clients,” Mashburn said. “We can’t do that in a vacuum; it takes a team effort.”

“That’s why we’ve included links to our tenants, to state and national organizations and government agencies,
and to other maritime facilities associated with the Southwest Louisiana Port Network,” he added.

Mashburn explained that the website, itself, is the finished product of strategic partnering among public/private
agencies.

“A grant funded by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and made available through the
Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, helped offset the website design costs,” he said.
“Critical resource sharing between state and local entities is critical to growing our local economy.”

Mashburn referred to the WCP as a “diamond in the ruff” with its strategic location just two miles west of
the Calcasieu River Ship Channel, and mid way between Houston and New Orleans on the GIWW.

The WCP website was designed by Webteknologie, a local company owned by Michelle Woodyear and
Curtis McBroom. The website is powered by Lafayettebased Bizzuka, the creators of OnDeCC, a webcontent
management platform. The WCP website represents the first joint project for the two firms.

Located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 on Highway 27, the WCP offers 2,500 feet of waterfront property on the
GIWW with 12foot water depth.

Current tenant activity includes barge operations, maritime fueling service, dry cargo barge cleaning, diesel repair,
heavyequipment contracting and maritime supply operations.

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11/3/08

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Sulphur’s Dugas appointed to West Calcasieu Port Board of Directors

SULPHUR, La, October 27, 2008 – Sulphur resident Wilmer Dugas has been appointed to the West Calcasieu Port
five person board of directors by the Sulphur City Council effective Oct. 1, 2008. “We are very pleased to have Wilmer
join our board of directors,” said Larry Mashburn, board president, West Calcasieu Port. “His legacy of public and
civic service is known wide and far, and his guidance and leadership will be of tremendous benefit to our board
as we begin an exciting new fiscal year.”

Dugas, 71, replaces longtime board member Percy Rogers, who finished his term on the WCP board in September.
Dugas is a member of the management team at Don Shetler Ford in Sulphur where he has been employed since 1980.
Prior to that, he worked in law enforcement and the financial field. A native of Erath, La., Dugas is a graduate of Erath
High School and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He served on the Sulphur City Council from 1986—2006 and also served as the council’s chairman and vice chairman.
He is a member of the Sulphur Kiwanis Club, the Sulphur Group, Sulphur Lions Club, West Calcasieu Association of
Business, Sierra Club of West Calcasieu, Optimist Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He serves on the Care/Help
board of directors. In April 2006, the Sulphur City Council named him Volunteer of the Month. Among his many
additional honors are: WCAB Citizen of the Year (1999), Sulphur Mayor’s Commission for the Needs of the Handicapped
Volunteer of the Year (2000), induction into the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame (1987) and Sulphur Kiwanis Club
Christmas Parade Grand Marshall (2006). Dugas is married to Barbara Brown Dugas.

“The West Cal Port has grown to become a critical component of of the parish’s maritime community, and we want
to express our gratitude to Percy for his many years of dedicated service to the port and its tenants,” Mashburn said.
“The port board will look to Wilmer for experienced leadership as we embark on a new year of great economic
development potential.”

Strategically positioned on the busiest stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway midway between Houston and New Orleans,
the 190acre West Cal Port is located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 on Highway 27. The West Cal Port offers 2,500 feet of
waterfront property on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway with 12foot water depth.

Current tenant activity includes barge operations, maritime fueling service, dry cargo barge cleaning, diesel repair,
heavy equipment contracting and maritime supply operations.

10/27/2008

West Calcasieu Port Overview from Times

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5/1/08

Sulphur’s Clement, Vincent appointed to West Calcasieu Port board of directors

SULPHUR, La, April 28, 2008 – Two Sulphur area residents – Brent Clement and Matt Vincent – have been
appointed to the West Calcasieu Port five person board of directors. The appointments were effective April 8, 2008.

“We are very pleased to have Brent and Matt join our board of directors,” said Larry Mashburn, board president,
West Calcasieu Port. “These two gentlemen bring a tremendous amount of private business and public service
leadership and experience to our board.”

Clement, 48, was appointed by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jurors representing Ward 4, and replaces J.C. Cormier.
A resident of Ward Four for 40 years, Clement is the business development manager of KJ Services of Sulphur.

Clement served eight years on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. He served as the CPPJ Vice President in 2003 and
as its President in 2004. He currently serves as the Calcasieu Parish 4H Livestock Sales Chairman. He previously
served on the advisory board and as treasurer of the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development.
Clement and his wife, Wendi, have three children and one grandchild. They reside in the Carlyss area.

Vincent, 51, was appointed by Calcasieu Parish Police Jurors representing Ward Four who selected him from a list
of three candidates nominated by the West Calcasieu Association of Business. Vincent replaces Kenny Nabours. A
lifelong resident of Sulphur, Vincent has been vice president of Century Group Inc. in Sulphur for the past 26 years.

He is a graduate of Sulphur High School and Texas A&M University. He is the past president and board member of
the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, and currently serves as the vice president of Sulphur Parks & Recreation
Board of Commissioners. He is a member of the Sulphur Athletic Association. Vincent and his wife, Delinda have three
children Carly, Chase and Blake – and attend Henning Memorial Methodist Church.

“The West Cal Port has been a viable part of the parish’s maritime community infrastructure for many years and we
want to express our gratitude to J.C. and Kenny for their support during their time on the port board,” Mashburn said.
“The leadership qualities that Brent and Matt bring to the West Cal Port board play well into our longterm plans for
the port.” “The West Cal Port is gearing itself to better serve its highly valued existing tenants we have in place today, as well
as to effectively attract new business and clients,” he added.

Strategically positioned on the busiest stretch of the Gulf  Intracoastal Waterway midway between Houston and
New Orleans, the 190acre West Cal Port is located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 on Highway 27. The West Cal Port
offers 2,500 feet of waterfront property on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway with 12foot water depth.

Current tenant activity includes barge operations, maritime fueling service, dry cargo barge cleaning, diesel repair,
heavy equipment contracting and maritime supply operations.

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4/28/08

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