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Mississippi Polymer Institute lends assistance to seven manufacturers

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to seven Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding over $4 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 36 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi. The analysis included third-party national surveys of manufacturers by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership for survey […] [...]

Manufacturing index shows stronger August for goods-makers

KENNESAW, Ga. — Southeast manufacturing activity saw a rebound in August, reversing an 8.5-point slide in June and July, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI for August increased 5.6 points to 56.7, moving it […] [...]

Navistar lands Army contract to rework Maxx Pro Dash vehicles

WEST POINT — The Navistar Defense plant at West Point is upgrading MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract would entail the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to MRAP […] [...]

HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance […] [...]

Keene, former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, dies at 75

PASCAGOULA — Pat Keene, a former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding and leader in the push for the Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula, has died. He was 75. Officials at Heritage Funeral Home say Keene died Sunday. No other details were released. A list of survivors was not immediately available. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at […] [...]

Russo named CEO of Phosphate Holdings/Mississippi Phosphates

PASCAGOULA — Phosphate Holdings Inc., and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has a new chief executive officer. The company, in a news release, said Stephen S. Russo has replaced interim CEO James L. Sherbert. Sherbert will remain on the board of directors under the new title of executive chairman. Russo will oversee all company operations and be […] [...]

Corps official: River needs larger ports, locks and dams

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and dams and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to allow its waterways to handle shipping demands caused by higher agriculture, oil and natural gas production and manage climate change effects, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said yesterday. Brig. Gen. Peter A. […] [...]

Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings

HATTIESBURG — Georgia-Pacific, LLC and SPG Holdings, LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of SPG by Georgia-Pacific. Financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Georgia-Pacific acquired all of the equity of SPG held by investors in the company including CIC Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private […] [...]

VT Halter finishes construction on largest vessel in company history

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine Inc. has launched the MV Marjorie C, a container and roll-on/roll-off car truck carrier at its Pascagoula facilities. The MV Marjorie C is the second vessel built for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii. It has the ability to carry 1,500 20-foot equivalent units, above and under deck, as well as vehicles and […] [...]

Severstal-Columbus fined for faulty pollution-control system

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company’s pollution-control monitors didn’t function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011. The company agreed to pay the fine May 12. It’s the largest environmental fine assessed by Mississippi since it fined Denbury Resources $662,500 last year […] [...]

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