Tag Archives: manufacturing

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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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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Report offers good news on manufacturing activity

November 6, 2013

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A survey of manufacturers across the Southeast is offering some good news. Manufacturing activity in the Southeast climbed in October, pushing the monthly index to 50.4 and narrowing the gap with the National PMI, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles […]

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Mississippi Phosphates back in the news — this time it’s merely taxes

October 9, 2013

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Pascagoula-based Mississippi Phosphates Corp. is back in the headlines again, this time over nonpayment of taxes totaling more than $666,000. However, that’s pretty tame compared to the challenges and issues the plant has faced over the past decade or so. The Jackson County tax collector told county supervisors the fertilizer manufacturer owes more than a […]

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Report: Manufacturers seeing fewer new orders, decreasing payroll

October 3, 2013

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Manufacturing activity in the Southeast declined in September, dropping below 50 for the first time this year, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The gap between the National PMI of 56.2 and the Southeast PMI of 48.5 […]

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Nissan’s U.S. sales down, but Canton-made vehicles roar

October 1, 2013

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Nissan is reporting decreased sales in September in the U.S., but units moved from the company’s plant in Canton did well. Nissan’s U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year’s total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 […]

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Have you checked your car’s airbags lately?

September 25, 2013

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It’s one thing to traffic counterfeit handbags; it’s quite another to deal in bogus airbags. Yes, airbags — those things that are supposed to save lives in the event of a car accident! Turns out it’s a bigger issue than one might think. Fortunately, some groups are working to remedy the problem with a Mississippian […]

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German automotive component-maker breaks ground in Delta

September 24, 2013

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A German automotive components company has broken ground in the Delta for a new plant. Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140-million corporate investment and will create 300 new […]

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Posturecraft Mattress Company to locate bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville

September 17, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Posturecraft Mattress Company announced today the company is locating bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a $1.75 million company investment and is creating more than 100 new jobs. In April, Posturecraft’s facility in Alabama was destroyed by fire as the result […]

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Furniture Brands to lay off 1,400 in Mississippi, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

September 9, 2013

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Several sources have told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Furniture Brands International has notified the state that it expects to lay off up to 1,451 people at its facilities in Mississippi. Those facilities would be Lane Furniture, which has manufacturing plants in Belden and Saltillo, as well as an office and distribution center in […]

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