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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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Vicksburg’s Anderson-Tully Company sawmill lays off 80 humans

December 6, 2012

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VICKSBURG — Anderson-Tully Company is shutting down a second shift at its Vicksburg sawmill and is laying off 80 employees by Jan. 4. The company tells the Vicksburg Post that the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. “This is a core business decision to right-size production to […]

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

April 5, 2012

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Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works […]

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CNBC: KiOR ‘bleeding cash’

January 25, 2012

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Update: Today (Jan. 27) KiOR announced that it has closed a $75 million four-year term loan with a lender group comprised of an affiliate of Vinod Khosla and two Canadian corporations owned by certain pension fund clients of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). KiOR is listed along with Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Sears Holdings and Rite Aid […]

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

December 8, 2011

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Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE […]

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