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Lawrence County lands first out-of-state business — Bonaventure Company Inc. —  in more than a decade

Since taking over as Lawrence County’s economic development officer in March 2013, Jared Evans has been writing letters — thousands of them — trying to lure new business and industry to the South Mississippi county. “It’s an old-school approach, but it’s the only way I know to do it,” Evans said. Over the last 15 […] [...]

Aviation marketers give their prescription for Jackson airport

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, transportation

A pair of New York commercial aviation marketing specialists shared their thoughts on how executives at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport can strengthen the airport’s role as Central Mississippi’s main aviation draw. Rocco Cipriano, president of Westchester-N.Y.-based Aviation Marketing, said a good first step is to break down the kinds of travel for which fliers […] [...]

Jackson airport’s regional draw, role in feeder system seen as strengths after Southwest loss

Southwest Airlines’ final take off from Jackson- Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson Saturday left local passengers without the option of a low-cost, no-frills carrier they have relied on for 17 years. For the airport, the departure left marketing and revenue challenges to overcome. To start, executives at Mississippi’s largest airport must confront the […] [...]

Following Commerce ruling, Stion ramping up production

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of photovoltaic solar solutions, will increase manufacturing capacity of its next-generation Elevation Series CIGS solar modules for the second half of 2014, and continue to ramp up for increased 2015 demand precipitated by the news of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary tariffs […] [...]

ROXUL puts first U.S. plant in operation

MARSHALL COUNTY — ROXUL Inc., a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products, has officially begun production in Mississippi at its first manufacturing facility located in the United States. The $160-million plant encompasses 600,000 square feet and is located on a 100-acre site in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. ROXUL will employ approximately 150 workers on-site […] [...]

McDaniel promises to protect shipbuilders; Cochran focuses on farmers

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised yesterday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers. McDaniel, a state senator from Ellisville, campaigned yesterday along the Gulf Coast, seeking to mobilize […] [...]

Chevron completes $1.4B base oil facility

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Corp.’s Pascagoula Refinery says construction on a new $1.4 billion base oil facility is complete. The Sun Herald reports the company expects to reach full production capability by midsummer. The oils are used to make lubricants, motor oils, hand cleaners, agricultural sprays and greases. “At that time, we’ll be considered the largest […] [...]

Amory boat maker expanding, adding 30 new jobs

AMORY — NauticStar will expand its Monroe County factory to build larger boats, adding 30 jobs. The recreational boat maker, which currently employs 130, announced its plans yesterday. The privately-owned 12-year-old company says it will invest $460,000 to add 20,000 square feet, connecting two buildings that currently total 160,000 square feet. NauticStar President Phil Faulkner […] [...]

Nissan ramping up employment at Canton plant to 6,000-plus

CANTON — A Nissan Motor Co. contractor has begun seeking applicants for 500 workers as part of the automaker’s buildup to begin producing a new model in Mississippi. The hiring will push the combined number of Nissan and contract employees at its Canton plant to more than 6,000 for the first time. The total currently […] [...]

Chromcraft Revington shuttering factory

SENATOBIA — A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing. Chromcraft Revington laid off as many as 200 employees earlier this month, leaving the furniture maker and distributor with about 30 employees to wind down its operations. E.E. Wang, a spokeswoman for the company, said that the company’s […] [...]

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