Posts Tagged ‘manufacturer’

Shipbuilder lays keel for Bouchard-bound barge

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has laid the keel for one of two articulated tug barge units being built for Bouchard Transportation Co. VT Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a new release that construction of the two units began in April at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula facility, with delivery scheduled for mid-2015. The […] [...]

Signet to invest $7.2M in infrastructure improvements

PASCAGOULA — Signet Maritime Corp. is investing $7.2 million in infrastructure improvements at its Pascagoula shipyard, Signet Shipbuilding & Repair. The company says in a news release that the improvements will support an increased workload and future growth. Improvements will include a 150-ton crawler crane, dredging and renewal of a 1,000-foot waterfront bulkhead, a new […] [...]

Pharmaceutical maker lays off workers; could owe state money

DEKALB — A Kemper County drug maker has laid off about 75 employees, leaving questions about its future and whether it has to repay economic development money. Pharma Pac LLC made the layoffs Dec. 19, according to a notice filed with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Kemper County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Craig […] [...]

Manufacturing index reverses, falls by 3.8 points

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity reversed its previous two-month climb in the Southeast, widening the gap between the region and the nation, according to the Southeast Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. According to the report, the Southeast PMI fell by […] [...]

Reimbursements coming for failed Mississippi Silicor project

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Silicor’s proposed project in Lowndes County failed about a year ago. Now, Lowndes County, 4-County Electric Power Association and Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority will share in $238,000 in reimbursements for what they spent trying to lure the company to the area in 2012. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the county will […] [...]

County gives 10-year tax break to Aurora Flight Sciences

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County has given Aurora Flight Sciences a 10-year property tax exemption for its investment in the final expansion of its facility. Without the exemption, the unmanned aircraft manufacturer would have paid $9 million to the county in taxes through the next decade. The amount equals what Aurora invested in a 30,000-square-foot addition […] [...]

Organizers gearing up for first-ever furniture show

TUNICA — The inaugural Tunica Furniture Market in January will be held in January and its organizer says about 40 companies are expected to participate. “Despite a lot of doubts and people calling me crazy, the Tunica Furniture Market is happening,” organizer Scott Morton told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Morton proposed earlier this year […] [...]

Tennessee-based manufacturer sites plant in industrial park

WALNUT — Officials say ALUMA-FORM has broken ground on the company’s new manufacturing facility in Walnut in Tippah County. Gov. Phil Bryant says in a news release that the project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is building its facility in the Walnut Industrial […] [...]

Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City

GREENVILLE — Mars Food North America, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will mark 35 years in Greenville with an event Friday that will be attended by Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christiansen, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other elected officials. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, dignitaries will make special presentations, […] [...]

Omega Protein shifting vessels to Mississippi

MOSS POINT — Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and an integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, has unveiled a plan to streamline its Gulf of Mexico operations and increase efficiencies through the permanent closure of the company’s menhaden fish processing plant located in Cameron, La., and the redeployment of […] [...]

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