Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

Army awards contract modification for more Lakota helicopters

COLUMBUS — The Army has awarded $22.8-million contract modification to EADS North America for the purchase additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters produced in Mississippi, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Work on the new aircraft will be performed at the EADS North America facility in Columbus with […] [...]

KiOR shutting down production at Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR has halted production at its Columbus plant in December to make improvements and has no plans to resume production during the first quarter of 2014. The company operates a plant in Columbus and plans to open a larger one in Natchez. The legislature approved $75 million in interest-free loans to Kior in […] [...]

Caterpillar to hold shareholders meeting in Mississippi

CORINTH — Officials and stockholders of the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives will be heading to Mississippi this summer. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. will conduct its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders June 11 beginning at 8 a.m. in Corinth. The proxy […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Fire rages at North Miss. biofuel plant; too hot for firefighters

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a bio-diesel facility near New Albany was burning Wednesday and was so hot that firefighters could not get close enough to fight it, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. The fire at North Mississippi Biodiesel was reported at about 5:30 a.m., Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper First Class Ronny Hall said. […] [...]

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