Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

Cotton to take center stage during MSU summit

STARKVILLE — From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University’s upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus. Sessions will be led by a range of professionals who know the ins and outs of […] [...]

OSHA cites RoyTex for 18 safety, health violations

by Wally Northway Published: January 30,2011

Tags: manufacturing, textiles, workplace safety

MERIDIAN — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Roytex Inc. in Meridian with 18 serious safety and health violations for exposing workers to electrical hazards, flaking lead paint, asbestos and other hazards. Proposed fines total $46,340. Following a safety inspection, OSHA has cited Roytex for 14 serious violations with a proposed penalty […] [...]

Cut-and-sew bill signed into law

by Associated Press Published: March 29,2010

Tags: apparel, manufacturing, tax credit, textiles

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill that would provide furniture manufacturers a $2,000 tax credit for new cut-and-sew workers. Supporters of the bill say it will help keep jobs in the state. Many of those jobs have been lost to foreign countries where the labor costs are cheaper. Supporters say the tax […] [...]

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