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Heavy equipment dealers say energy market still has activity

Companies that sell and rent heavy equipment are considered good indicators of how the economy is doing. Building a highway or a residential development requires equipment to move dirt, pave and install utilities. Executives at two of the state’s leading equipment dealers say they aren’t seeing much activity except in one sector: energy. John Lyle, […] [...]

Romie’s Grocery photo slideshow

Romie’s Grocery in Tupelo. Photo shoot by Tyler Rayburn. Photos were take for the Summer Vacation issue of the 2013 Come See Us magazine. [...]

Threadgill made associate director

  The Mississippi State University Extension Service has strengthening its administrative team by adding a second associate director. Paula Threadgill formerly served as the state program leader for Family and Consumer Sciences and the interim state program leader for the 4-H Youth Development program. Threadgill has worked for MSU since 1994 in a variety of […] [...]

ABC Merit Award winners 2013

by Published: February 27,2013

Tags: ABC Merit Awards

» The University of of Southern Mississippi School of Construction recently completed judging the entries for the Associated Builders and Contractors annual merit awards. Here are some of the awards. [...]

From container to guesthouse

Bill Lilly, LEED AP, describes them as “white-knuckle experiences.” The Oxford homebuilder and owner of Village Green Builders Inc. says he had a number of such moments while building the state’s first home from shipping containers. Shipping container, sweet shipping container (Related story) The worries began early, and were not always high-tech in nature. “The […] [...]

Would you set up house in a shipping container?

The story begins with a missed invoice and a passion for sustainable construction, takes a winding path through California and Georgia and ends in Oxford with arguably the most unique house in the State of Mississippi. See “How-to” video below “I’ve had a lot of interest and inquiries since, but the Barton home is the […] [...]

Event photos for the 2013 Business Woman of Year luncheon

Many of the most powerful women in state recently gathered in Jackson for the awarding of Mississippi’s Businesswoman of the Year, presented by The Mississippi Business Journal. The exclusive luncheon was held at the Hilton of Jackson as women from all corners of the state converged to celebrate the hard word and dedication it takes […] [...]

Home builders leader seeks code

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Home Builders Association, housing starts, Marty Milstead

Ocean Springs builder Randy Bosarge thinks it’s unfortunate that some contractors give the construction industry a bad reputation. As president of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi, he’s committed to professionalism and wants members to stand strong and pull together. “I’ve been a member since 2001 and moved up through the ranks,” he said. “The […] [...]

Construction group uses competition to showcase industry opportunities

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. While the event offers a chance for students and apprentices to show off their crafts skills, it also gives the industry a venue to […] [...]

New MSBOC director goes from lawyer to pioneer

Stephanie Sills Lee was well on her way to a stellar career in the field of law when a life-changing event forced her to re-evaluate where she was and where she was going. Little did she know that her new direction would land her as the executive director of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors […] [...]

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