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Camgian Microsystems adds 10 engineers to team

By JACK WEATHERLY Camgian Microsystems Inc. added 10 engineers to its team in 2016 to support its growing product development and project efforts, the company said in a release. The new full-time members of Starkville-based Camgian’s technical staff are a mix of experienced professionals and recent college graduates. They are top engineering graduates from Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering and ...

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Turner joins Dale Partners

Julie Turner has joined Dale Partners Architects P.A. as Communications Coordinator.  Julie graduated from Mississippi State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing.  Julie will be responsible for proposals, communications and social media. Julie enjoys golfing and being active. She is a native of Clinton.

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Mississippi’s oldest structure rises from ruins on coast

By LISA MONTI The restoration of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, the oldest confirmed building in the Mississippi Valley, got underway in 2015 and crews completed the major task of stabilizing the historic structure early this month. The French Colonial vintage house, built in 1757 and known previously as the Old Spanish Fort, is on land originally owned by ...

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At 40, Waggoner Engineering still focused

By NASH NUNNERY  Joe Waggoner says he can’t remember exact details of how he founded Waggoner Engineering. But he certainly knows why. “I’m a third generation engineer – my father and grandfather were engineers,” he said. “You might say I grew up thinking like an engineer and in an environment conducive to engineering.” Forty years ago, Waggoner and his wife, Allison, ...

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Wier Boerner Allin firm makes 6 promotions

Wier Boerner Allin Architecture recently announced multiple leadership promotions Eric Whitfield, Architect AIA, NCARB, has been promoted to Partner after several years as Studio Designer. Whitfield graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. Before joining the firm in 2013, he worked with two Atlanta architecture firms. Whitfield specializes in concept design, using hand sketches and 3D rendering ...

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SBA joint venture program allows small firm to get into the big leagues

By BECKY GILLETTE The Small Business Administration has a program to mentor small businesses though the 8(a) Business Development Program that provides assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In addition to the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégée Program (MPP), the SBA also has a joint venture program which may be ...

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Safety first for state’s construction firms

By NASH NUNNERY  From commercial to small-scale residential, construction sites can be dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, roughly 150,000 job-site injuries occur nationwide each year. With 130 million construction workers on the job at any given time, this number is likely to rise. Of the construction site injuries that take place each year, ...

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Century Construction starts work on new professional office building at The Quorum at Colony Park

By BECKY GILLETTE Century Construction, a firm founded by Colin Maloney in Tupelo in 1997 as a two-employee, one truck-firm now employs more than 200 people at three locations in Mississippi, currently has $130-million worth of construction projects underway in several states. The firm now known Century Construction & Realty, Inc., has outgrown its current office space , and recently broke ...

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A BIG VISION … for tiny houses — Prentiss architect has learned how to get the most out of the least amount of space

By BECKY GILLETTE Tiny houses are now a popular trend across the U.S. with a couple of television programs and numerous articles about the phenomenon that is being heralded as a way to provide home ownership to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it while reducing environmental costs. Having worked as an architect in Mississippi for a couple of decades, one ...

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New studio at MSU to focus on innovative wood design

By LISA MONTI A $10,000 grant along with matching money will fund construction of a design studio that promotes innovative wood products and building methods in Mississippi. The $10,000 Community Partnerships grant was awarded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., an international nonprofit that promotes responsible forest management. The Mississippi Forestry Foundation and other partners in the industry added $12,000 in ...

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