Archive for the ‘Made in Mississippi’ Category

Finding the right employees in the state leads to flight endurance mark

By LISA MONTI When Mississippi economic developers and elected officials were trying to recruit Aurora Flight Sciences to the state more than 10 years ago, one of the key things the Virginia-based company required was a workforce to build its advanced aerospace vehicles. Aurora found the workers they were looking for in and around Columbus, […] [...]

Mississippi exports hit $11.4 billion in 2014

by Published: March 6,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS

From staff reports Merchandise exports from Mississippi hit $11.4 billion in 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department said in release last week. That was down from $12.4 billion in 2013, but the state’s 2014 total for goods and services helped the nation achieve a record of $2.35 trillion. Goods exports from Mississippi supported an estimated 51,000 […] [...]

Mississippi Gift Company selling the best of the state

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, Indianola, Mississippi

Greenwood-based Mississippi Gift Company began in 1993 with the mission of searching and bringing together the best the state has to offer to fill orders for Mississippi-made products. The company started with 14 products and 20 years later business is thriving with a wide array of products. “During this time we have collected the largest […] [...]

Automotive equipment made in Mississippi recognized around the world

Hunter Engineering Company came to Mississippi in 1976 with a plant in Durant in Holmes County. It made a commitment to have a manufacturing establishment in the state and has not wavered. Additional plants were added in Raymond and Union for this manufacturer of automotive undercarriage equipment — items necessary to keep America’s vehicles operating. […] [...]

Kicker: Mississippi Craft Center named one of top 10 in country

Julia Daily, executive director, Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, has traveled around the country to visit art galleries and craft centers like the one she oversees, the Mississippi Craft Center. She has found that the work of Mississippi artists and craftsmen compares favorably to the best in the nation. “I would place our artisans up against any […] [...]

“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 […] [...]

Cooking up another career

"It was a 13-mile trip — one way. I thought, 'Wow, I can't believe she would drive that far for my sauce.” -David Wilson [...]

’18-year overnight success story’

In 1993, a small business opened in Madison with little fanfare. With a single employee and one product housed in a tiny, 1,800-square-foot facility, even the company’s founder and CEO did not envision that company, Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc., would one day employ more than 100 workers in a sprawling, 60,000-plus-square-foot complex in Gluckstadt and have […] [...]

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