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Harrison Co. gives tax breaks to bit manufacturer, shipyard

On the day Harrison County supervisors OK’d tax breaks for a $450 million project at the state port, it also approved breaks for smaller projects. Metadyne Gulfport will be exempt from personal-property taxes, about $14,000 a year, for five years. Metadyne makes carbide bits for the mining, construction and other industries. Supervisor Marlin Ladner said Tuesday the company also received ...

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State port trying to land its biggest tenant

The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant. The Sun Herald reports the company that would use a patented system to condition and liquefy gas on the West Pier for shipment to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. SeaOne Gulfport LLC’s first production facility and export terminal is estimated to cost $450 million, with expansion plans that would in ...

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ALAN TURNER — Newspapers and our American heritage

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson As we approach another 4th of July, it would be good to pause for a few minutes in our busy lives and reflect on all of the ...

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Ashley Furniture to pay $1.75M to settle safety citations

Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle alleged safety violations at four of its plants, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday. Ashley Furniture entered into a corporate-wide agreement aimed at protecting workers from machine hazards, the agency said. The agreement also resolves all pending citations at the company’s plants in Arcadia and Whitehall, ...

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Milwaukee Tool invests $1.5 million, adds 75 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is adding 75 jobs and investing $1.5 million in its Greenwood plant. The expansion will bring total employment to 583, according to a Friday release. That solidifies its position as the largest manufacturer in Greenwood and Leflore County, putting distance between it and home-grown Viking Range, whose employment was 421 a year ...

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OSHA fines Amory boat builder $66,000

Nautic Star LLC of Amory has been cited for 23 safety and health violations and fined $66,000 by the federal Occupational and Safety and Health Administration. Fifteen of the violations were considered serious. Among them are: Failure to provide training to protect workers from engine startup. Not providing hazard communications. Failure to cover 55-gallon barrels that contain flammable liquids. Electrical ...

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Bay Springs manufacturer expands, creates 40 jobs

  MBJ staff Hol-Mac Corp., manufacturer of Pac-Mac Refuse, septic and oil field equipment, Hammerhead Off-Road Armor and hydraulic cylinders, is creating 40 jobs and investing $5 million by expanding its operations in Bay Springs. Hol-Mac’s latest expansion is the result of the company acquiring Quality Corp., a Colorado-based manufacturer of specialty truck carried forklifts. The acquisition will also bring ...

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Production ends at company’s West Point manufacturing plant

A company that once was one of the largest employers in a north Mississippi city has ended production at a manufacturing plant. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that approximately 165 workers were affected by production ending Wednesday at the West Point plant owned by North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox. An additional 50 workers are still helping with the “wind ...

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Ingalls will christen amphibious transport dock Portland

Ingalls Shipbuilding will formally christen LPD 27 — the Portland — during ceremonies set for Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Mississippi Press reports LPD 27 is the 11th amphibious transport dock built by Ingalls and is the third ship to carry the name Portland. The first USS Portland was the lead ship of a new class of heavy cruisers. ...

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Alaska corporation buys Selex facility in Hancock County

By LISA MONTI  Tyonek Services Group Inc. announced May 10 the acquisition of Selex Galileo’s avionics system integration facility at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County for an undisclosed amount. The company said Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility – Stennis will install state-of-the-art technology into aircraft and is expected to create at least 26 jobs over the next two years. Selex ...

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