Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

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, […] [...]

Co-Lin gets $2M-plus to support oil industry at port

WESSON — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will use $2 million over the next three years to help train diesel mechanics to support southwest Mississippi’s growing oil industry and operations at the port of Natchez. The U.S. Labor Department is giving $10 million total to four community colleges to improve training of automotive technicians. Other colleges getting […] [...]

Community college getting federal funds to help county recover from tornado

DECATUR — The U.S. Labor Department is giving Mississippi’s East Central Community College $2.5 million to help Winston County recover from the April 28 tornado. The money will go to help improve worker training and support businesses in the area’s manufacturing sector. Several factories were damaged or destroyed by the storm. East Central, based in […] [...]

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 […] [...]

ROXUL opens first U.S. plant in Marshall County industrial park

MARSHALL COUNTY — ROXUL Inc., a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America, has officially opened its first manufacturing facility in the United States. ROXUL President Trent Ogilvie, ROCKWOOL International CEO Eelco van Heel and Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon at the grand opening, which was followed by a tour of the […] [...]

Moon issues statement on Congress’ Ex-Im Bank vote

JACKSON — Following House and Senate passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) President and CEO Jay C. Moon has issued a statement. “Mississippians, along with others across the nation, have brought to Congress’ attention the vitality of what the Export-Import Bank means to the United […] [...]

Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting efforts that they say will ensure that U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states are protected from imported steel reinforcing bar, or “rebar.” Cochran and Wicker are encouraging Meredith Broadbent, chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), to protect […] [...]

Severstal completes the sale of Columbus plant to Steel Dynamics

COLUMBUS — Russian steel company Severstal has completed its sale of a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. In a statement from Severstal’s press office, CEO Alexey Mordashov confirmed yesterday the sale of Severstal Columbus, LLC, which is located in northeast Mississippi, to Steel Dynamics Inc. and Severstal Dearborn, LLC to […] [...]

House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state

IUKA — The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote H.R. 3044, which approves the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka. Located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Yellow Creek Port was developed for economic development purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the state of Mississippi. “Manufacturing remains one […] [...]

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