ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently awarded 30 grants during the second – and final – round of the Mississippi Job Protection through Energy Economic Development Program.
Part of the State Energy Program (SEP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Job Protection Program allocated $5.31 million to eligible companies in this round.
Under the Job Protection Program, eligible companies can install energy-efficient upgrades and retrofits, such as lighting, HVAC, industrial systems and other items, yielding significant energy and cost savings.
These companies are expected to see a combined estimated annual energy savings of nearly $3.5 million.
Through ARRA, the SEP provides $40.4 million to Mississippi for programs related to energy- efficient buildings, market transformation and technology deployment and job protection through energy economic development. In Mississippi, the SEP provides assistance to both public and private entities to move the state toward greater energy efficiency, energy independence and sustainability while creating and preserving jobs in the state.
The companies receiving grants are: American Furniture Manufacturing Inc. in Ecru ($100,000); ANEL Corporation in Winona ($140,000); Atlas Roofing Corporation in Meridian ($50,000); Battle Fish South Inc. in Tunica ($60,000); Bauhaus USA Inc. in Saltillo ($30,000); Abitibibowater Newsprint South, LLC, in Grenada ($325,000); Carlisle Construction Materials Inc. in Senatobia ($35,000); Cives Corporation in Rosedale ($30,000); Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC, in Brookhaven ($412,000); Dougle G Coatings Company, L.P., in Jackson ($90,000); Earthgrains Baking Company Inc. (Sara Lee) in Meridian ($260,000); Flexsteel Industries Inc. in Starkville ($200,000); Harrisburg Cultural and Social Services Center Inc. in Tupelo ($150,000); Hol-Mac Corporation in Bay Springs ($250,000); International Paper Company in Redwood ($500,000); King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven ($270,000); Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, in Macon ($240,000); Lane Furniture Industries Inc. in Tupelo ($550,000); Luvata Grenada, LLC, in Grenada ($55,000); MartinRea Fabco Automotive Structures (USA) Inc. in Shannon ($38,000); Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation in Jackson ($100,000); Newly Wed Foods in Horn Lake ($300,000); Odom Industries Inc. in Waynesboro ($200,000); Parker Hannifan Corporation in Madison ($55,000); Sabic innovative Plastic Holdings U.S., L.P., in Bay St. Louis ($400,000); Sheldon Laboratory Systems Inc. in Crystal Springs ($90,000); Sly Inc. in Mathiston ($75,000); Tower Automotive, LLC, in Meridian ($65,000); Trilogoy Communication Inc. in Pearl ($100,000); and, Triton Systems of Delaware, LLC, in Long Beach ($140,000).