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University releases Southeast manufacturing report

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast increased in January, moving in the opposite direction of the nation’s manufacturing activity, 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. The Southeast PMI increased 2.2 points to 50.6, while the National […] [...]

Organizers high on spring furniture trade show

TUPELO — The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market opens Thursday with organizer saying that preregistration numbers up nearly 30 percent and available space is 99 percent filled. The biannual furniture industry trade show ends Sunday. Market president Kevin Seddon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal if the weather cooperates and if the early numbers hold up, […] [...]

Supervisors offer option on land to KiOR for plant

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has offered to extend an option on the former Belwood Country Club property to alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR. KiOR previously had a contract signed on a 120 acre-tract of the county-owned Belwood property but the option had expired. Board attorney Scott Slover tells The Natchez Democrat KiOR […] [...]

Fertilizer manufacturer adding to product line-up

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. plans to add to its product line. In a news release, the company said beginning in mid-February it will add monoammonium phosphate to take advantage of broader market opportunities. The company already produces diammonium phosphate, which is sold through traditional domestic and international channels. The company says both products are […] [...]

PepsiCo beverage warehouse to close next month

CORINTH — PepsiCo is closing Corinth beverages warehouse by the end of February. PepsiCo said the operations are moving to its Tupelo warehouse. Of the 31 employees affected by the closure, the majority will be given the opportunity to transfer to Tupelo, says Vincent Bozek with PepsiCo North America spokesman. The warehouse has operated in […] [...]

California company moving some production to state

SHANNON — General Atomics is relocating some product lines from its Electromagnetic Systems Group to Shannon. The company and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement today in Shannon. Bryant says in a news release that the relocation represents an $11 million investment by General Atomics and will create 80 new jobs. The relocated product lines […] [...]

MDA provides funding to Grenada manufacturer

GRENADA — The state of Mississippi has provided $200,000 to refurbish a metal stamping press at a Grenada manufacturer. The money was provided through the Mississippi Development Authority’s Job Protection Grant program. The program is designed to help local industries retain jobs and grow their businesses. Officials say Grenada Stamping is spending $250,000 of its […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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