Posts Tagged ‘plant’

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 […] [...]

Paper plant will have converting and manufacturing capabilities

NATCHEZ — Von Drehle Corporation officials say the Natchez plant will be the company’s only “all-under-one-roof” facility. The Natchez Democrat reports company engineer Tanya Richardson told a local civic club this week that the operation would have pulp converting and paper manufacturing capabilities, the company’s only plant to have both. Von Drehle, which provides paper […] [...]

Screw Conveyor expanding with DRA funding

WINONA — The Delta Regional Authority is investing $102,215 in the expansion and renovation of manufacturing facilities for the Screw Conveyor Corporation located in Winona. Screw Conveyor Corporation specializes in bulk material handling equipment used in the food processing, chemical and agriculture industries. It also has plants in Hammond, Ind., and Visalia, Calif. It employs […] [...]

Navistar shuttering plant; 80 workers left jobless

WEST POINT — Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point. Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified today. McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1. […] [...]

Yokohama Tire distributors see uptick in business since plant announcement

WEST POINT — Since the recent announcement that tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire Company would be locating a plant in Clay County, area distributors have noticed an increased demand for the brand. Although the West Point plant will not make passenger car and light truck tires when it begins production in 2015, the company’s decision to […] [...]

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

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

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

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 […] [...]

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