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Mattress maker to invest $1.4M and hire 50 in Lowndes County

MAYHEW — A maker and online seller of mattresses and bedding products will open a factory in Lowndes County, with plans to hire 50 people over the next three years. Sleepmade will invest $1.4 million, leasing 50,000 square feet of the At Home with Bassett facility. The Mississippi Development Authority will give $75,000 for building improvements, while Lowndes County is ...

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Furniture manufacturer shifting jobs to Corinth

CORINTH — Corinthian Furniture will close its facility in Booneville as the company consolidates all operations at its Corinth locations. Prentiss County Development Association Executive Director Leon Hays tells The Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/1KPN2jk) the company employees 164 people in Booneville and most of those will be offered positions in Corinth. Employees were told Wednesday the plant would begin a shutdown ...

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Spring Tupelo Furniture Market kicks off Thursday

TUPELO — The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market starts Thursday, but some transactions have already started as buyers and sellers gather for the 29th consecutive year. Kevin Seddon, president of the Tupelo Furniture Market, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1WBhcal) 49 new companies have bought space this year. The spring market is later than usual. In the past, it was ...

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Taylor promotes Greg Sisson

Greg Sisson has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing Operations at Taylor Machine Works and Senior Staff member of the Taylor Group, Inc. Sisson was a general foreman from 1988 until 1996. In 1996 he was promoted as Works Manager and in March of 2015 promoted to Manager of Operations. He has been a member of Mars Hill Fire department ...

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Furniture maker to open plant, create 100 jobs

    MBJ staff Delta Furniture Manufacturing announced Wednesday it will locate in the 80,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Astrolounger in Houlka. The Chickasaw County project represents a corporate investment of $432,000 and will create 100 jobs. Delta Furniture also has manufacturing operations in Pontotoc, where the company has 180 employees. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of ...

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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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Mississippi plans incentives for tire plant, shipyard

Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives beginning Thursday for a tire plant and a shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs. Gov. Phil Bryant called a special legislative session Wednesday, a day after a lawmaker told The Associated Press that such legislation was imminent. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, ...

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Winston Veneer and Plywood seeking hourly workers

LOUISVILLE — One of the area’s largest new employers will start interviewing for hourly workers next month. Officials with Winston Veneer and Plywood in Louisville say they are on track to start the interviewing process in February. They say job offers for the first of as many as 350 workers could start in March. WTVA-TV reports the plant under construction ...

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OSHA cites Corinth company for 11 violations after accidents

One of Corinth’s largest manufacturers, the 160-employee Mississippi Polymers Inc., has been hit with a $56,300 fine after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 11 serious safety violations. The citations issued Jan. 14 say Mississippi Polymers exposed its workers to unguarded machinery and other safety hazards, OSHA said in a press notice ...

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