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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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Crawford: Mississippi’s Bryant Turning Manufacturing Trends Around

August 12, 2013

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By Bill Crawford The peak in manufacturing jobs over the past 20 years in Mississippi occurred during the third year of Governor Kirk Fordice’s administration. In 1994 jobs in manufacturing industries averaged 261,000, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Since then, average annual jobs in manufacturing have trended down, with two rare exceptions. […]

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Governor’s office announces Tecumseh Products deal in Verona

July 24, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company announced today the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products. The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh. Tecumseh manufactures […]

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Yokohama Tire Corporation announces selection of design firm for new commercial tire plant in West Point

July 11, 2013

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FULLERTON, California – A little over two months ago, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced its plan to build a new commercial tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Mississippi. Today, the company has made public its selection of Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers, PC (KA/AEPC) of Atlanta, Georgia to design the first phase of the project – […]

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Quality Steel acquires American Welding

June 3, 2013

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Quality Steel Corporation (QSC) in Cleveland, an ASME propane tank manufacturer and industry leader in value-added services to the customer, announced today the acquisition of American Welding and Tank (AWT) from Taylor-Wharton International. American Welding and Tank has been recognized as one of the leaders in the propane tank industry since 1917 and has manufacturing […]

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United Furniture Industries expanding operations in Nettleton

May 29, 2013

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Officials from United Furniture Industries have announced the company is expanding operations at its manufacturing facility in Nettleton, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $277,000 and will create a minimum of 100 new jobs. The company currently has 400 employees at the Nettleton facility. United Furniture is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture including […]

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Middleby Corp. buys Viking Range for $380 million

January 2, 2013

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Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million.   Viking Range is based in Greenwood, Miss., and makes products for use in residential cooking. Middleby said Viking Range has $200 million in annual sales. Over the last 12 months Middleby’s revenue has grown […]

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