Posts Tagged ‘milestone’

Hitting the Big 5-Oh: Mississippi’s Better Business Bureau raising its profile at half-century mark

by Ted Carter Published: March 14,2014

Tags: Better Business Bureau of Mississippi, John O'Hara, milestone

A long-ago conversation on a golf course led to next month’s 50th anniversary of the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi. Dr. Heber C. Etheridge, a retired plastic surgeon, no longer recalls the specifics of the late banking lawyer Wayne L. Nix’s lament over a business victimizing a customer. He does, however, recall the result of […] [...]

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, […] [...]

KiOR plant achieves three production milestones

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc. reports that its commercial scale cellulosic gasoline and diesel production facility in Columbus has achieved several key operational milestones. The facility’s Biomass Fluid Catalytic Cracking, or BFCC, unit has completed its first uninterrupted 30-day run. Also, the facility made its first shipment of cellulosic gasoline on June 28, which represented the […] [...]

Nissan Canton gearing up for 10th anniversary in 2013

by MBJ Staff Published: December 19,2012

Tags: anniversary, automaker, automobile, facility, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, milestone, plant, SUV, truck, van, vehicle

CANTON — The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi. Dan Bednarzyk , vice president […] [...]

Toyota rolls out 25 millionth North American-built vehicle

by MBJ Staff Published: October 31,2012

Tags: automaker, automobile, car, celebration, facility, manufacture, manufacturing, manufactyurer, milestone, plant, SUV, truck, van, vehicle

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. Of those 25 million vehicles, 111,000 were built in Mississippi at the Blue Springs plant, according to Toyota. The milestone vehicle — […] [...]

Medical sharps program surpasses one-million milestone

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reports the Household Medical Sharps Collection Program has collected more than one million household medical sharps since the beginning of the program in 2010. The program was developed by MDEQ to reduce the number of household medical sharps being disposed of in household garbage and toilets. […] [...]

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