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Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs

GREENVILLE — Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben’s Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant. The company plans to add 25 jobs to the current 226 full-time and 230 contract workers at the 35-year-old operation. New production workers are expected to […] [...]

Texas company sites warehouse/plant in Southeast Mississippi

SUMMIT — A Houston oil-field services company is locating a new facility in Summit that will warehouse and eventually manufacture drilling fluids for oil drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Newpark Drilling Fluids officials say the project will create 40 new jobs. Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is located in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana. […] [...]

Ice Industries expanding Grenada plant, adding 50 jobs

GRENADA — Ice Industries Grenada says it is adding 50 jobs and investing $1.8 million in an expansion. The announcement was made yesterday in Grenada by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials. The unit of privately-held ICE Industries of Sylvania, Ohio, says it’s making infrastructure upgrades, overhead crane improvements, and shipping and safety enhancements. New […] [...]

MSU dedicates research center to ex-President Portera

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University will dedicate a new research center for former school president Malcolm Portera. The Malcolm A. Portera High Performance Computing Center will be located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to Portera, other speakers will include current […] [...]

KiOR denies ex-director’s claims of problems with company’s technology

COLUMBUS — A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR’s technology to turn wood chips into an oil substitute, claims that could damage the company’s defense in shareholder lawsuits and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. KiOR denies Paul O’Connor’s claims, saying he was […] [...]

Former BMW warehouse gets new tenant in Calbee

SENATOBIA — Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America will set up a factory in a former BMW warehouse in Senatobia. Officials say the company will invest $51.1 million and will create 254 jobs over the next five years, with 67 to be hired in the first year. Workers will make more than $40,000 a year, […] [...]

MDA awards Site Development Grants to eight communities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority recently awarded eight Site Development Grants to economic development entities throughout the state. The matching grant program is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development. The program is open to all economic development organizations and units of […] [...]

Columbia Parachute expanding, relocating to BusinessPlex

COLUMBIA — Columbia Parachute Company is expanding and creating new jobs at its Columbia plant. The announcement came yesterday by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials. Officials say the project represents a $300,000 corporate investment and will create 26 new jobs, bringing the total number employed by the company to 50. Columbia Parachute Company currently […] [...]

Avectus relocating to downtown Corinth building

CORINTH — Avectus Healthcare Solutions of Corinth is adding 50 new jobs in a local expansion. The announcement came today during a ceremony attended by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials in Corinth. The company is moving into the former Chadco building in downtown Corinth. The project represents a corporate investment of $300,000. Officials said […] [...]

Williams-Sonoma expanding, adding nearly 1,000 jobs

OLIVE BRANCH — Williams-Sonoma is adding 900 jobs in an expansion of its distribution center in Olive Branch. Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma officials made the announcement Friday at the plant. The company now employs 650 people at its leased 2 million-square-foot distribution center. It employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during […] [...]

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