Posts Tagged ‘Caterpillar’

Coast neighborhood overrun by caterpillars since Isaac

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: bug, Caterpillar, home, homeowner, house, hurricane, infest, infestation, insect, neighborhood, pest, property, storm, tropical, Weather

BAY ST. LOUIS — The thousands of caterpillars covering yards in the Garden Isle neighborhood of Bay St. Louis make it look almost like the grass is moving. Residents worry this is just a pit stop before the insects get into their homes. Residents in Garden Isle tell WLOX-TV since Hurricane Isaac, the whole area […] [...]

Puckett Machinery leaving Jackson for Flowood

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2012

Tags: Caterpillar, Flowood, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Puckett Machinery

JACKSON — Puckett Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer that has been located in south Jackson since 1941, is relocating its headquarters and 200 employees to Flowood, a suburb east of the city. Richard Puckett, Puckett Machinery’s chairman/CEO says that Flowood’s low crime rate and “business-friendly” environment prompted the decision. The Caterpillar heavy equipment/rental services/engine dealer […] [...]

Officials announce Caterpillar expansion

by Associated Press Published: May 18,2012

Tags: Booneville, Caterpillar, Corinth, Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Tommy Irwin

CORINTH — Officials say a new facility for Caterpillar will house warehouse and logistics operations and create 35 jobs over the next three years. Gov. Phil Bryant joined Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin and other local officials for Thursday’s announcement. Caterpillar also says another 80 workers will transfer to the new $34.5 million engine recycling facility. […] [...]

Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

Coming home, part 1 — Some U.S. manufacturing groups see tipping point on overseas costs

by Ted Carter Published: March 25,2012

Tags: Caterpillar, Southern Business & Development, The Boyd Co. Inc.

Rising costs, a weakening dollar, concerns over quality and a desire to be closer to developing markets have combined to make American manufacturers in Asia wonder whether they should come home — or at least target the United States for their next expansion, economists and manufacturing experts say. Caterpillar is the most recent example, having […] [...]

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