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UWA sustains blow as Chattanooga’s VW workers reject union by 86 votes

February 14, 2014

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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga employees have spurned the United Auto Workers, rejecting two years of wooing by the Detroit-based union in a vote of 712 to 626, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The vote count came late Friday after three days of balloting by VW workers in the National Labor Relations Board-supervised election. Some experts said […]

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Caterpillar adding 30 jobs in Corith for C175 engine refurbishings

February 14, 2014

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Caterpillar Inc.’s Corinth plant is expanding to produce C175 remanufactured engines. The project represents a corporate investment of $14.8 million and will create 30 jobs. The Corinth plant is Caterpillar’s lead facility for large engine remanufacturing worldwide. The C175 engines are used in Caterpillar’s mining trucks and electric power applications. The company Friday unveiled the […]

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MDA selects nine industrial sites for matching development grants

February 13, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded nine site development grants to economic development entities throughout the state. The matching grant program assists nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development. The program is open to all economic development organizations and units of local government. The […]

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Competitor of Miss. Silcon wants new review of Burnsville plant’s emissions permit

February 12, 2014

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SELMA, Alabama – An Alabama competitor of Mississippi Silicon Metals LLC has filed a petition to challenge the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit granted for the company’s $200 million “greenfield” plant in Tishomingo County’s Burnsville. Globe Metallurgical, Inc. (GMI), which employs about 100 people at its silicon metal plant in Selma, filed the petition. GMI is […]

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Sales of Misssissippi-made Nissan vehicles jump in January

February 3, 2014

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U.S. sales for Nissan jumped 11.8 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, a trend that was very much reflected in sales of vehicles produced at the Nissan plant in Canton. Please see release on January U.S. sales numbers below. Mississippi-built product highlights included: — Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to […]

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New Belgium Brewing brands available in Mississippi March 3

January 31, 2014

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New Belgium Brewing will make Mississippi its 37th state of distribution on March 3, according to a news release from the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewer. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. Wholesale partners across the state include: -Capital City […]

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Lee County gaining German auto parts maker, over 600 jobs

January 28, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO, Mississippi – A German automotive supplier will employ hundreds in a new facility in Lee County. Wednesday afternoon, local and state economic development leaders will gather at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Shannon to make the announcement. State and local leaders declined to give details about the […]

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Senate task force finds plenty of road, bridge problems but no money for fixes

January 22, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON, Mississippi– A task force created by the 2013 Senate has concluded that the state does not generate enough revenue to take care of its transportation needs. But the task force, which completed its work Tuesday, did not recommend any method to pay for those needs. Senate Transportation […]

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Mississippi DEQ wants your ideas for Environmental Justice conference

January 10, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is seeking suggestions on speakers and topics for Environmental Justice conference the state agency is sponsoring this year to recognize the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s signing of the Environmental Justice Executive Order. The conference will bring together communities, non-profit organizations, researchers, businesses, healthcare professionals, state and local government and […]

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GreenTech to mark milestone this week on building Tunica car plant

January 6, 2014

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If you’ve been looking in the “Missing Project’s” folder for GreenTech Automotive’s Tunica plant, you need search no more. After two years of delays and a federal investigation into enticements used to gain foreign investors for the plant, the McLean, Va.-based GreenTech says it will erect steel support structures for the facility and has invited […]

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