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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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Nissan announces leadership changes

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Three changes at the Canton plant were among a number of leadership changes Nissan announced today within its North and Latin America operations. — Masaaki Imai, currently managing Deputy General Manager, Trim & Chassis Engineering, Nissan Motor Company, is named senior director, Manufacturing, with responsibility for New Model and Vehicle Production […]

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Whiskey rebellion looms in Tennessee over Jack Daniels’ protection law

March 20, 2014

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A year-long fight among state legislators over the definition of true Tennessee whiskey is spilling over to the international distilled spirits business, dividing both Tennessee’s powerful whiskey interests and multinational corporations battling for billions of dollars in global market share, the Washington Post reports. For more than a century, distillers around Tennessee have produced whiskey […]

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Toilet seat maker pitching potential buyers as shutdown looms

March 18, 2014

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A bankrupt toilet seat maker which a dozen years ago was Columbus’ largest manufacturing employer has told workers it will close at the end of April if it does not find a buyer by then. But that date announced by Sanderson Plumbing Products may not be as firm as it sounds, said Joe Max Higgins, […]

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State jobless rate falls to 7.5%, still trails national average by .9%

March 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 fell to 7.5 percent—the lowest the state has seen since November 2008, when the rate was also 7.5 percent. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show . The BLS figures also show that in January 2014, […]

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Delta Furniture expansion to add 50 jobs

March 10, 2014

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PONTOTOC, Mississippi – Upholstered living room furniture manufacturer Delta Furniture Company is expanding operations at its Pontotoc, plant to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $520,000 corporate investment and will create 50 new jobs. This will be Delta Furniture’s second expansion in five years in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Development Authority help with […]

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GreenTech enters partnership with Saleen for sports cars

March 6, 2014

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WM GreenTech Automotive (GreenTech) is looking to put a little muscle into its energy-efficient vehicles. WM GreenTech Automotive, a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, has entered a strategic partnership with Saleen Automotive, an American specialty manufacturer of high-performance sports vehicles. The partnership will combine GreenTech’s automobile resources with […]

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