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Phosphate Holdings names Ajay Kumar and Robert Kerley to senior executive positions

May 19, 2014

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MADISON, Mississippi — Ajay Kumar joined Phosphate Holdings, Inc. as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, effective April 7, 2014. “We are pleased to have added Ajay Kumar to our senior management team,” said James L. Sherbert, Chief Executive Officer. “Ajay brings a wealth of operations and engineering knowledge to his new challenge of […]

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Robert Khayat memoir wins national award

May 19, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Robert Khayat’s The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus Publishing) won the 2014 Silver IPPY Award for best memoir in the nation published by a small press. The IPPY Awards are bestowed each year by the Independent Publishers Association of America. Awards director for the association Jim Barnes said “Robert Khayat’s memoir is […]

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McDermott International locates at Port of Gulfport, creating 100 jobs

May 19, 2014

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GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from the Port of Gulfport and McDermott International announced today the company is locating pipeline finishing operations on the East Pier of the port. The project will create 100 full-time jobs in addition to the longshoremen that will be employed while vessels are at the port. McDermott represents […]

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Grant to create up to 420 tornado recovery jobs

May 16, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The U.S. Labor Department is sending up to $6 million to Mississippi to pay for unemployed people to help with recovery and cleanup from the April 28 tornadoes. The money, being sent to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, could create as many as 420 temporary jobs. The federal government said Friday […]

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Mississippi job market improves slightly in April

May 16, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in April, as more people found jobs despite a falling labor force. A separate survey showed employers added 5,000 people to their payrolls in April, reversing four months of declines. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released Friday […]

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Winter weather put a damper on Silver Slipper, Full House casinos

May 14, 2014

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Full House Resorts, the Las Vegas company that owns Silver Slipper Casino, announced quarterly results this morning and said it had a net loss of $1.1 million for the first quarter (January-March), compared to net income of $0.6 million for the prior first quarter. At its Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County, the company said […]

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Kemira expanding dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen

May 14, 2014

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Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announce the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen. The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs. “Kemira is very pleased with our recent acquisition of the Aberdeen site, and we are quickly implementing our first expansion project to […]

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Castilla elected 2014-2015 MEC chair, new leadership positions announced

May 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Alveno N. Castilla, a member of the Business Services Group and a partner with Butler Snow LLP, has been elected as the 2014-2015 Mississippi Economic Council Chair. David Gates, President of the Mississippi Division at Atmos Energy, was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Chair.  Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Development and […]

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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

May 12, 2014

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear […]

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