Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Manufacturers Association’

New faces in new places leave fate of inventory tax reform unclear

New legislative leadership does not necessarily guarantee easy victory for an old fight over inventory taxes. That’s something on which parties from both sides of the issue agree. Mississippi is one of nine states that still impose an inventory tax on its businesses. Arkansas is the only bordering state to still impose it, and Georgia […] [...]

McNeely named MMA chair

by Published: November 20,2011

Tags: Greg McNeely, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, MMA

Greg McNeely of Clinton has been named 2011-2012 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. McNeely is president and co-owner of McNeely Plastics Inc., in Clinton. McNeely has served on the MMA board of directors since 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of the Harbor House Chemical Dependency Center and is an active […] [...]

Bogus busting boost

Years ago when Jay Moon served as deputy director of the Mississippi Development Authority, he often accompanied Mississippi manufacturers on trade missions to foreign countries. These goods-makers would drop in on establishments there to check on how their products were being handled and marketed. Many times manufacturers were shocked at what they found. “Manufacturer would […] [...]

Efficiency equals big savings for manufacturers

Saving on energy in manufacturing isn’t just a “green” thing. It can free up money that manufacturers can use to grow their businesses in other ways. That was the message delivered at the enHance workshop hosted by the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and Mississippi Department for Environmental Quality April 5. ABB Kuhlman, a power products manufacturer […] [...]

Moon elected chairman

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, as chairman of its board of directors. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He served as the deputy director and director for international development with […] [...]

On the hunt

New MPB show to outline where jobs are Despite the economic downturn, there are job openings in Mississippi, and many are in the manufacturing sector where skilled labor is in demand. Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s new TV show “Job Hunter,” which airs Jan. 6 will educate viewers about Mississippi’s major manufacturing sectors — such as automotive, […] [...]

Taylor elected chairman of MMA

William A. “Lex” Taylor III of Louisville has been named 2010-2011 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. Taylor is currently chairman and CEO of The Taylor Group Inc. and president of Taylor Machine Works Inc. in Louisville. Taylor joined the family-owned business, Taylor Machine Works, at the age of 15 and learned all aspects of […] [...]

McNeely, Hawkins named MMA officers

Greg McNeely of McNeely Plastics Inc. in Clinton and Bryan Hawkins of Hawkeye Industries Inc. in Tupelo have been named vice chairman and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA). At its most recent meeting, the MMA board of directors voted to fill a vacancy on its executive committee, which was created when Joe […] [...]

Emison recognized by MMA

Barry Emison, tool and die technology instructor at Itawamba Community College (ICC) in Tupelo, is the recipient of the 2010 Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) Award for Excellence in Vocational Education. Emison was named the 2010 MMA Vocational Education Award recipient largely because of his extensive involvement with manufacturers locally and throughout the United States to […] [...]

Q&A: Jay C. Moon, President/CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Every effort being made Moon: Manufacturing losses can be reversed Before taking over as president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association in 2002, Jay C. Moon held the position of deputy director at the Mississippi Development Authority, where he led the successful effort to locate the Nissan automotive plant in Canton.  He recently sat […] [...]

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