Mobile, AL (November 14, 2012) – The Gulf Coast GreenLeaders, USGBC Alabama Chapter, has included Mobile-based White-Spunner Construction (WSC) in its annual recognition effort of local building projects that achieved LEED certification this year. WSC is being recognized for their role in building the Seafood Distribution Plant in Bayou La Batre, AL. The GreenLeaders’ annual celebration, set for Thursday, November 15, will include the recognition of building owners, designers, and construction teams who have built green buildings in our area in the past year. The event will be held at Heroes restaurant, located on Old Shell Road across from the USA campus, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Related Professional Education Seminars will be held at Shelby Hall on USA campus beginning at noon. The public is invited and the cost to attend is $25. For more information, call 251.490.4686. About the Seafood Distribution Plant The Seafood Waste Processing Plant was built on 10 acres of a 95-acre site near several waterfront seafood processing facilities in Bayou La Batre, AL. It is one of only a few industrial projects in the state to be certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System – the industry leader for green buildings. The shrimp and crab waste processing plant, built for The Gulf Coast Agricultural Seafood Cooperative, also known as The Co-op, has the capacity to process over 5,000 tons of shrimp and crab waste generated annually from coop members’ processing plants in the surrounding area. The 13,000-square-foot facility features a pre-engineered metal building that employs environmentally-friendly practices to treat the by-products of the seafood processing industry and dispose of associated waste and fumes. Special structure features include a bio-gas processing system with anaerobic digesters, aerobic lagoons, bio-filters, concrete and steel retention tanks, methane gas bladders, candlestick flares and wetland restorations. For more information about the Seafood Distribution Plant, contact Allan Gustin at About GreenLEEDers GreenLEEDers is a local, volunteer branch of the international organization that created the LEED green building certification, the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Their mission is to encourage the growth of more sustainable building practices.