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Sanderson Plumbing Products to begin sizable layoffs next week

April 24, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Three-quarters of the 230-person workforce at bankrupt toilet seat maker Sanderson Plumbing Products will be out of a job by the middle of next weel unless an investor steps in with money to keep the company running. The layoffs likely would have occurred already but for a federally required 60-day plant closing […]

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Reeves talks shop with leaders of furniture industry

April 24, 2014

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Mississippi’s second-highest elected official believes he knows exactly what the furniture industry needs to be profitable. The Magnolia State can better encourage capital investment through improved education, low taxes and balanced budgets, said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves at Mississippi State’s Furniture Summit. At the gathering yesterday, Reeves spent more than half his keynote speech emphasizing […]

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Tate Reeves to take part in CCIM panel on ‘State of Commercial Real Estate’

April 14, 2014

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will join a panel of commercial real estate professionals Thursday for a discussion titled “The State of Commercial Real Estate.” The Mississippi Chapter of CCIM forum is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Realtor Association building at 4274 Lakeland Drive, Flowood. Brian Estes, 2014 president of the Mississippi CCIM, […]

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Bryant signs tax apportionment bill MEC says will help fix ‘out of whack’ system

April 10, 2014

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  The Mississippi Economic Council capped off its annual luncheon Thursday with Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of a tax apportionment law the business organization had proclaimed its top priority heading into the 2014 legislative session. Bryant, joined by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, signed House Bill 799 in the corridors of the Jackson Convention Center Complex […]

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Industry analyst Jeff Kagan gives Samsung Galaxy S5 thumbs up in initial review

April 9, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available on AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, C Spire and US Cellular. Industry analyst Jeff Kagan is testing a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and offers an initial comment and review. More to come after a more thorough review. To start let me say I predict this new Samsung […]

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Smithville to gain 40 jobs when furniture maker starts up, 40 more later

April 4, 2014

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SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – This tiny Northeast Mississippi community that knows tragedy and misfortune first hand had something to celebrate Friday with the announcement of 80 new jobs over three with the arrival of start-up furniture company Behold Home Inc. The good news comes just as Smithville heads toward the third anniversary of a E5 tornado […]

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Ergon buys N.C. terminal for undisclosed sum

April 2, 2014

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A Jackson-based company has made an acquisition in North Carolina that it says will play a big part in its future growth. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. (EA&E) of Jackson has purchased all assets of the Wilson, N.C., asphalt terminal from Black Creek Terminal, LLC. EA&E acquired full ownership of the facility on April 1. […]

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Hood Packaging wraps up acquisition from Wisconsin company

April 1, 2014

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A Mississippi-based company is the new proud owner of a packaging operation. Bemis Company Inc. of Neenah, Wis., has completed the sale of its Paper Packaging Division. As previously announced, Bemis reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation, a privately-held company headquartered in Madison and Burlington, Ontario. Terms of […]

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Deadline set for offers on Tupelo’s Lane Furniture plant

March 27, 2014

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  June 19 is the deadline that has been set for offers on bankrupt Furniture Brand’s 430,000 square-foot manufacturing/distribution facility and data center in Tupelo. Property disposition specialist Hilco Real Estate is marketing the Tupelo plant along with 16 Furniture Brands properties involved in the Furniture Brands International bankruptcy case. The portfolio of Thomasville and […]

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Morren new plant manager at Eaton Aerospace in Jackson

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi — Power management company Eaton has named Reed Morren plant manager of the Aerospace Group’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division manufacturing facility in Jackson. He will report to Mike Gallant, the Aerospace Group’s vice president of Manufacturing Operations. “Reed’s leadership experience and drive for results are aligned with […]

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