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Wiggins named polymer science head at USM

by Ross Reily Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Jeffrey Wiggins, the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, took advantage of spring break to work in his office. He is focused on hiring new faculty members along with overseeing diverse research, running a new degree program and promoting community outreach efforts, among […] [...]

JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

by Jeff Seabold Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with […] [...]

SoilTech samples soil before projects begin

by Lisa Monti Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi

SoilTech Consultants is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Ridgeland that does soil sampling and analysis and provides foundation and pavement recommendations for various types of projects for architects, civil engineering firms, commercial developers, departments of transportation, utility and telecommunication companies, county board of supervisors, municipalities and other clients before they begin work on any […] [...]

Transplanting legislation: New law aims at cutting wait for organ donations

by Wally Northway Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, organ donation

In 1999, fans across the globe were saddened to learn that NFL great and Mississippian Walter Payton died of a rare liver disease. In the months leading up to his death, Payton publicly advocated for organ transplants, but passed away before a donor liver could be secured. That scenario continues to play out across the […] [...]

‘Honesty Pays’: Stevens and Ward’s ad campaign gets attention

When Lance Stevens and Rod Ward III, attorneys with the Jackson law firm Stevens & Ward, sat down with the staff of the Ridgeland-based advertising agency Mad Genius to develop a new ad campaign, the partners knew they wanted something different — something that set Stevens & Ward’s ads apart from those of other personal […] [...]

Elite designer: Allison Anderson selected as AIA fellow

As owner of Bay St. Louis-based unabridged Architecture, Allison Hoadley Anderson, FAIA, LEED-AP, was already in an elite group as only about 5 percent of architectural firms nationwide are led by a female. But Anderson now finds herself in even more select company after being recently inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of […] [...]

LUBA partnering with policy holders for workers’ safety

Even in the best workplaces accidents can happen. That’s why employers have workers’ compensation coverage. LUBA Workers’ Comp not only provides that coverage but also partners with employers to promote workplace safety. Formed in Louisiana in 1991, LUBA began writing policies in Mississippi and Arkansas in 2009. That expansion transformed the company into a regional […] [...]

Obese employees a great risk for workers’ compensation claims than older workers

With the average age of American workers increasing, there have been concerns that more older workers could result in higher workers’ compensation claims. But the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has found that is not true. Liles Williams, chairman, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, attends the NCCI annual meeting almost every year. “A couple years […] [...]

MBJ March 14th Digital Edition

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Mississippi Gift Company selling the best of the state

by Becky Gillette 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 […] [...]

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