Tag Archives: construction

City’s hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

October 16, 2013

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The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion […]

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More puzzling numbers reported on construction industry

August 13, 2013

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The construction industry has again released statistics that do not seem to quite add up, this time concerning employment. In July, builders recorded a loss of 6,000 jobs in July, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet, construction unemployment fell to 9.1 percent, down from 9.8 percent last month and significant decrease […]

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Olympics-style construction championship coming to Trade Mart

February 7, 2013

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The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. An Olympics-style event focused on skilled construction trades, high school, community college and skilled crafts persons enrolled in MCEF’s apprentice program will compete in […]

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Baptist preps for North State Street skybridge

December 12, 2012

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Baptist Health Systems and Landmark Healthcare Facilities are starting construction of the skybridge connecting the company’s new medical office building over North State Street to Baptist Medical Center. According to a press release, the first phase of the process begins Friday at 11:00 pm and will continue until Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm. North […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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Sod farmers shaken by economy, weather

October 7, 2011

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For the state’s sod growers, 2010 was a year to forget. Rocked by low demand due to the lack of new construction as well as adverse weather patterns, the industry saw many producers forced out of business, and those that survived struggled to remain a going concern. Unfortunately, producers will hold no fond memories of […]

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Building the bottom line: Contractors face growing cash-flow challenges

September 6, 2011

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A decade ago, Mississippi’s construction industry was enjoying arguably its most profitable period in history — a golden age. Building was booming, and most firms had as much as they could handle. However, the last 10 years have been perhaps the worst of times for the state’s contractors. They are now scrambling — and paying […]

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Why businesses are not expanding

July 11, 2011

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By Amy McCullough The Great Recession is technically over, but many Mississippi businesses faced with complying with new regulations regarding banking, healthcare, the environment and labor aren’t feeling much relief. Regulatory uncertainty is the reason many businesses are afraid to expand. Even if access to credit wasn’t restricted due to new banking rules, many business […]

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