Posts Tagged ‘plant’

PROFILE plant operates for one million hours without lost-time accident

by MBJ Staff Published: June 12,2013

Tags: accident, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, safety, workplace safety

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate one million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002. PROFILE Products provides […] [...]

Cooper Tire selling to Indian company for $2.22B

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2013

Tags: acquire, acquisition, Automotive, buy, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, merger, plant, sale, sell, tire

TUPELO — The head of Ohio’s Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says a $2.2 billion deal that puts the company under new ownership won’t result in the closings of its three U.S. manufacturing plants. Cooper chief executive Roy Armes says India’s Apollo Tyres Ltd. also plans to retain Cooper’s management operation in Ohio. Apollo announced […] [...]

Index: Manufacturing in Southeast down; Miss. on bottom

by MBJ Staff Published: June 5,2013

Tags: factory, higher education, index, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, study, survey

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast slipped during May, but manufacturers maintained their workforce with some additional hiring despite decreases in new orders, production and finished inventory, 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. “All six […] [...]

Ceiling tile factory reopening after four years; to employ 100+

MERIDIAN — CertainTeed will reopen its ceiling tile factory in Meridian, hiring 110 employees by 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials made the announcement today at the company’s plant near Meridian’s Key Field airport. CertainTeed laid off 90 workers at the plant in 2009, citing a depressed construction market. A small number of sales […] [...]

IP subsidiary fined $3.3M for Pearl River fish kill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered Temple Inland, a subsidiary of International Paper, to pay $3.3 million and serve two years of probation for polluting the Pearl River in 2011 with illegal discharges from its Bogalusa paper mill that killed thousands of fish. Equipment malfunctioned at the mill, which makes containerboard, allowing an […] [...]

Illinois company buys another facility in Columbus

COLUMBUS — Agracel Inc., an industrial development firm headquartered in Effingham, Ill., has purchased of the 137,700-square-foot Mississippi Steel Processing (MSP) operation in Columbus. The facility sits on the campus of Severstal North America. Terms were not disclosed. MSP is a relatively new company offering toll processing, storage and logistics and first-stage fabrication of hot […] [...]

Ag officials say late planting reaching historical proportions

by Associated Press Published: May 20,2013

Tags: agricultutre, commodity, farm, farmer, farming, plant, planter, planting, rain, row crop, Weather, wet

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Planting of Mississippi row crops has fallen behind schedule following a spate of wet weather, according to industry experts and government officials. Ernie Flint, an agronomist at the Mississippi State University Extension Service, says many of the state’s farmers are running about month behind but still have time to catch up before […] [...]

Meat-slicing facility laying off 100 workers

BOONEVILLE — Plumrose USA has laid off 100 workers at its meat slicing plant in Booneville, Miss. COO Mike Rozzano tells the Daily Corinthian workers were notified last Friday. Rozzano says the plant now has about 320 workers. He says business dictated that Plumrose didn’t need as many people in the plant. Plumrose slices beef, […] [...]

Manufacturer unveils $11M expansion; adding jobs

NATCHEZ — Enerfab is expanding operations at its Natchez location, which is known as Enersteel, to accommodate an increase in tank head production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a corporate investment of more than $11 million and will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility […] [...]

Stone wool plant coming to park; to employ 150 workers

MARSHALL COUNTY — Rockwool International officials and State of Mississippi economic development leadership have broken ground on the company’s first manufacturing facility in the United States. Rockwool is the parent company of Roxul, a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America. The plant, located approximately 30 miles south of Memphis, was announced last […] [...]

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