Archive for the ‘Big Business’ Category

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STRUCTURE: Ellis Steel in West Point provides the framework for major projects in Mississippi and nationwide

Ellis Steel Co. has been in business for 83 years, the last 30 years under the current management, an impressive record for longevity on both counts. President and general manager Frank Hopper, who has been with Ellis since 1980, had a simple explanation for why the company has successfully operated for so long. “Our success […] [...]

Firms’ donations focus on education

Big businesses in Mississippi not only provide some of the best paying jobs in the state, they are known for generously supporting charitable programs of many different types throughout the state. The big businesses often put a lion’s share of their charitable resources behind educational programs. “Education has been our priority for more than a […] [...]

Keesler AFB’s impact is measured in more than dollars

Keesler Air Force Base’s presence in Biloxi and South Mississippi is so extensive that it has to be measured from several angles, including historical, economic and community service. The base is rooted in the region’s history, dating back to June 1941 when the War Department activated Army Air Corps Station No. 8, Aviation Mechanics School […] [...]

Soft-spoken steel man Tommy Dulaney well-respected in his industry

Tommy Dulaney is well-respected statewide for taking an initial $60,000 investment in Meridian’s Structural Steel Services in 1975 into a business today that specializes in building structural steel for power plants, steel mills and other industries worldwide. But while building SSS into a business employing 330, Dulaney has found time to volunteer, including serving as […] [...]

Margaritaville opens in Biloxi bringing jobs and tax revenue

by Published: June 25,2012

Tags: BILOXI, gaming, Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Casino

Since legalized gaming entered the scene in Mississippi in 1992, it’s been big business, meaning jobs and tax revenue even in recessionary times. The local and state economy got another boost with the recent opening of Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in Biloxi. Located on the eastern tip of Biloxi Back Bay, the $62 million land-based […] [...]

“The Help” Leads Box Office

by Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Brent's Drugs, Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo: “On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second. The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that […] [...]

Yates always on list of top U.S. contractors

    For more than 45 years, W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, based in Philadelphia, has been a leader in the construction industry. The company has built its reputation with a commitment to on-time construction, within budget and to the clients’ satisfaction. And while the company has grown continually since it was founded […] [...]

150 YEARS

State’s first insurance company celebrates a milestone event   For some companies, a major milestone may be 10, 25 or even 50 years in business. But the milestone for Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. is much more impressive. The company, which was the first insurance company in the state, is celebrating 150 years as a […] [...]

Re-made and re-charged

Hancock has perfected approach for company founded in 1957   Sometimes, the best way for a company to remain successful is to redefine itself. Such is the case with Hancock Fabrics.  Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics developed the concept of a total fabric retailer. More than just a specialty shop, the first stores opened by […] [...]

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