This is a specific focus of a weekly MBJ edition.
by Jack Weatherly Pittsburgh-based American Specialty Alloys issued a news release Monday saying that it is planning to build a $1.2 billion, aluminum mini-mill “in the Southeastern United States.” While not naming the exact location in the release, the company has applied with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for permission to prepare a site on […] [...]
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. […] [...]
Want your company to stay private? Congress and the White House have teamed up to help you do just that. In a rare bit of non-partisan unity, Congress ended March with passage of the so-called JOBS Act, or what is officially the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The measure won support from both Democrats and […] [...]
Standard Industrial Corporation of Clarksdale has been an integral part of the city and Coahoma County’s economy for 25 years. That standing has continued even during the recession. Manufacturers of precision industrial equipment, the company currently has 41 employees. That’s a smaller number than the 70 during headier times but up significantly from the 25 […] [...]
GreenTech Automotive is on schedule to begin production of the MyCar at the old Dover Elevator Building in Horn Lake by the end of the third quarter. And Lyn Arnold, president and CEO of the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce, told the Mississippi Business Journal in an interview last week that she hopes an announcement […] [...]
In late June, a trial wrapped up in Hinds County Chancery Court in which Trustmark National Bank defended itself against allegations of mismanaging a trust account by doling out $1.7 million in improper payments to one of its beneficiaries. It’s one of three active cases the Mississippi Business Journal was able to confirm that featured […] [...]
Manufacturing can sometimes be overshadowed by agriculture as the state’s top business Overshadowed by agriculture as the hub of Mississippi’s economic engine, manufacturing certainly qualifies as one of its main cogs, most people would agree. In 2008, the last time the Mississippi Manufacturers Association compiled figures, the average salary for a person working in the […] [...]