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AirGuide cranks up in new Clarksdale plant

August 16, 2013

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CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – A loss for Mexico and Texas officially became Clarksdale’s gain Friday as AirGuide opened a new plant here in which it will manufacture products ranging from heating-and-air conditioning fixtures to lighting designed to reduce hospital infections. The more than half-century-old company based in Hialeah, Fla., next to Miami, manufactures parts for the […]

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

September 10, 2012

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Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s […]

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

August 14, 2012

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A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico […]

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Clarksdale’s new fixed-up look has a familiar face

January 22, 2012

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Ten years after setting out to add a spark to downtown Clarksdale’s revitalization with the opening of the Madidi restaurant and Ground Zero Blues Club, Bill Luckett likes what he sees. “I’m very excited. There’s a lot of development of downtown Clarksdale going on now,” says Luckett, who figures he and business partner Morgan Freeman, […]

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Luckett, Freeman reach crossroads, decide to sell Clarksdale’s Madidi

January 22, 2012

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Lawyer Bill Luckett and actor Morgan Freeman have decided to end their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, a fine dining establishment that joined with Luckett and Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club to help make the Delta town a destination for visitors seeking a taste of Mississippi’s blues heritage. Other commitments have been […]

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