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Human Rights Campaign taps Rob Hill as state director

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Washington DC

The Human Rights Campaign has named Rob Hill as state director or HRC Mississippi. Hill will lead the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Hill has served as a United Methodist pastor for the past 12 years. He most recently led Broadmeadow […] [...]

HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance […] [...]

Inspectors find ‘hot work’ was cause of fatal explosion at fish plant

MOSS POINT — A fatal explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi Coast happened when sparks ignited a volatile mixture in a tank, safety officials said yesterday. U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said in a news release that inspectors found workers were performing “hot work” at or near the tank that […] [...]

Keene, former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, dies at 75

PASCAGOULA — Pat Keene, a former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding and leader in the push for the Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula, has died. He was 75. Officials at Heritage Funeral Home say Keene died Sunday. No other details were released. A list of survivors was not immediately available. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at […] [...]

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY — Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely has the flavor among 200+ choices

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Beef Jerky, Business, Flowood, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

Don’t let the sign on the front of the building fool you. Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors — from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub. However, the Beef Jerky Outlet that opened about a […] [...]

Russo named CEO of Phosphate Holdings/Mississippi Phosphates

PASCAGOULA — Phosphate Holdings Inc., and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has a new chief executive officer. The company, in a news release, said Stephen S. Russo has replaced interim CEO James L. Sherbert. Sherbert will remain on the board of directors under the new title of executive chairman. Russo will oversee all company operations and be […] [...]

Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings

HATTIESBURG — Georgia-Pacific, LLC and SPG Holdings, LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of SPG by Georgia-Pacific. Financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Georgia-Pacific acquired all of the equity of SPG held by investors in the company including CIC Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private […] [...]

VT Halter finishes construction on largest vessel in company history

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine Inc. has launched the MV Marjorie C, a container and roll-on/roll-off car truck carrier at its Pascagoula facilities. The MV Marjorie C is the second vessel built for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii. It has the ability to carry 1,500 20-foot equivalent units, above and under deck, as well as vehicles and […] [...]

Olde Towne Drugs open in Brandon

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Spotlight

Dreams do come true — just not always on schedule. Ask Anna Claire Heindl, Pharm.D., owner of the new Olde Towne Drugs on West Government Street in Brandon. She is all smiles these days, and why not. Olde Towne Drugs, which is both a full-service and compounding pharmacy, provides hormone replacement consultation and offers a […] [...]

Philips Lighting expanding, adding 50 new jobs

TUPELO — Philips Lighting Co. will add 50 new jobs in a $2 million expansion of operations at its facility in Tupelo. The company says in a news release that it is expanding its product lines to include incorporating LED technology made at the company’s San Jose, California, facility into the Tupelo facility’s production line-up. […] [...]

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