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GreenTech extends pact with Chinese automaker Jianghu to build all-electric cars

December 18, 2013

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In some of the first positive news to come out of GreenTech in several months, the McLean, Va., company which plans to build cars in Mississippi says it has extended its partnership with Chinese automaker Jianghui Automotive Co. Ltd. to develop and make a 4-door, all-electric vehicle for the North American market. GreenTech, with a […]

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Future USS Jackson launches, marks production milestone

December 16, 2013

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MOBILE, Ala. — The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) — named for the city of Jackson, Miss. — launched from the Austal USA shipyard Saturday, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Jackson joins the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), which will […]

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Industrial Timber expansion will add 80 jobs in Shannon, Ripley

December 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Industrial Timber, manufacturer of wood furniture frames, expects to add 80 jobs with expansions in Mississippi operations at plants in Lee County’s Shannon and Tippah County’s Ripley. The expansions represent a $1.5 million corporate investment, the company says. The 14-year-old Industrial Timber is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to […]

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CertainTeed says $103M legal settlement won’t hamper Meridian restart

December 3, 2013

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Building materials maker CertainTeed says a defective product settlement that leaves the company on the hook for $103 million won’t jeopardize plans to reopen a ceiling materials plant in Meridian in 2014. The Valley Forge-Pa. based CertainTeed says work is on track for a July reopening of the ceiling tile plant the company closed in […]

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Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

December 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Tom Allain, a nephew, says the former governor was 85. A law associate, Louis Clifford, […]

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Jackson Furniture to open 2 Mississippi plants, hire 250

November 25, 2013

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Jackson Furniture of Cleveland, Tenn., is expanding its manufacturing operations into Mississippi with the opening of plants in Itawamba County’s Mantachie and Union County’s Myrtle. The maker of motion and stationary furniture says it is investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs over three years at the two locations. Jackson Furniture will manufacture motion furniture […]

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Atlanta fast-food supplier reviving dormant Jackson distribution center

November 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A long vacant refrigeration and dry storage distribution center at Jackson’s Hawkins Field Industrial Park has a new owner that plans nearly $1 million in upgrades to the warehouse and the initial hiring of 30 warehouse workers and drivers. Atlanta-based Customized Distributors LLC will grow to 50 workers over the next two […]

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Mississippi earns top spot for excellence in advanced manufacturing

November 18, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – The state of Mississippi has earned a “Top Five Award of Excellence” in advanced manufacturing by national publication Expansion Solutions magazine. The ranking will officially be released Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Expansion Solutions’ upcoming edition. “All you have to do is look at the list of global companies that have located in the […]

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

November 7, 2013

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Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several […]

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Mississippi Forge (PVF) locating operations in Ackerman

November 6, 2013

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Mississippi Forge (PVF), Inc. has announced it is making a $9 million corporate investment and creating 60 new jobs over three years by locating manufacturing operations in Ackerman, Miss. Mississippi Forge, manufacturer of steel forged flanges and fittings for use in piping systems, is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same […]

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