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Continental running full force to get up and running by 2020

By JULIA MILLER Since breaking ground in 2016, Continental Tires has been working diligently to get it’s $1.4 billion plant up and running full force by 2020, but it won’t take that long for the company to start making economic waves. “Continental has already been a great steward to the community,” said Greg Word, Senior Vice-President of Economic Development at ...

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Greenwood pursuing plastics plant

Officials say a Mississippi city is pursuing a plastics manufacturing plant that could create up to 75 jobs.The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Angela Curry, executive director of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation, is an official involved with recruiting the unnamed plastics company to Greenwood. She told Greenwood’s city council Friday the California-based business has locations across the country and would invest $2 million ...

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Wood products company to open plant in Mississippi, hire 50

A company that remanufactures lumber for pallets, crates and siding will open a plant in Mississippi, investing $2 million and hiring 50 people over four years. Industrial Wood Products of Climax, North Carolina, announced Vicksburg location Wednesday — its first in Mississippi. In addition to remanufacturing lumber for shippers, the company plans to make pre-stained shiplap siding that will be ...

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Poultry processor announces 300 jobs in West Point

Peco Foods, the nation’s eighth-largest poultry producer, is opening operations in West Point. The company is investing $40 million in the project and will create 300 jobs in the Golden Triangle over the next four years. Peco Foods is acquiring the 185,000-square-foot warehouse formerly occupied by AmeriCold and strategically located on 37 acres near interstate and major rail corridors. The ...

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Toyota to invest $170 million, add 400 jobs at Mississippi plant

By JACK WEATHERLY Toyota announced Thursday it will invest $170 million in its Blue Springs plant and create 400 jobs to build the 12th generation Corolla. The investment in the new Toyota New Global Architecture enables the assembly plant to stay competitive globally. “We will be able to respond quicker and be more flexible in order to meet market demands down the road,” Toyota Mississippi President Sean ...

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Abby Manufacturing investing $324K, adding 10 jobs

WALNUT – Fabricated steel and aluminum products manufacturer Abby Manufacturing is adding 10 jobs and investing $324,000 at its facility here. The expansion, which adds new equipment, will increase the number of employees in Walnut to 130 Abby produces for agriculture, construction, transportation and military industries worldwide. The addition of a recently acquired laser cutting machine and press brake will ...

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Mississippi shipyard rebuilds area hit by Hurricane Katrina

One of Mississippi’s largest employers, a shipyard that builds vessels for the Navy and Coast Guard, announced Thursday that it is rebuilding and reopening part of its operation that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries said Ingalls Shipbuilding is reconstructing a shipyard in Pascagoula over the next two years. The yard on the east bank ...

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More than $90M awarded for Coast Guard cutter contract

Recently retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran announced a multimillion-dollar contract for the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter 10. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will provide the work for the more than $90 million contract, The Clarion-Ledger reported Sunday. Cochran said in a news release that the Department of Homeland Security contract award to Huntington Ingalls comes less than a week ...

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Scheduling issues cause Georgia Pacific workers to strike

Some Georgia Pacific workers in Taylorsville, Mississippi, are on strike over scheduling issues after nearly a year of negotiating. Carpenters Local 2086 Union representative Marcus McLaurin tells WDAM-TV that employees are unable to schedule vacations or know when they aren’t scheduled to work. The strike started Wednesday night at 11 p.m. and is ongoing. The union representative says the workers plan to ...

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WestRock adding 25 jobs with plant upgrade

  SALTILLO – Bigger isn’t always better, but in the case of paper and packaging provider WestRock, installing a 132-inch corrugator – the largest in the Western Hemisphere – fits the bill. Company officials announced on Wednesday that the company’s Saltillo location will have the equipment installed by August. WestRock declined to put a value on the cost of the ...

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