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Nissan set yet another monthly sales record in June

CANTON — Nissan Group has unveiled its sales report for June, and it shows the automaker set a new record. Mississippi highlights include: Altima sales finished June at 26,111, led by gain of 9.1 percent in retail sales; Frontier sales edged up 5.7 percent to 5,722 units in June; NV sales jumped in June by 19.6 percent to 1,226 units. ...

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GAO rules against VT Halter, Ingalls in Coast Guard contract dispute

PASCAGOULA — The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest from two Mississippi shipbuilders over the award of design contracts for U.S. Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters. VT Halter Marine and Ingalls Shipbuilding protested the February award of contracts to Maine-based Bath Iron Works Corp., Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. and Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LLC. Each of the three ...

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UPDATED: Cherokee Brick & Tile to restart Tri-State plant

  Brick and tile manufacturing is set to resume by the end of the year at the dormant Tri-State Brick and Tile plant under new owners who see Jackson as a gateway to reaching an additional 30 percent of  the U.S. market. Cherokee Brick & Tile, a Macon, Ga., family-owned maker of brick and tile and distributor of the products ...

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ITW TrueSteel to open plant in Pontotoc

Mississippi’s manufacturing community is adding a new name. ITW TrusSteel is opening a new 150,000-square-foot roll-forming and distribution facility in Pontotoc in north Mississippi. Kevin Viravec, ITW Building Components Group vice president and general manager, says in a news release the factory will begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014 and initially employ about 10 people. Viravec says the ...

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Five injured when cranes collapse at VT Halter Marine

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County EOC director Earl Etheridge says two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday. Etheridge told WLOX-TV that one of the cranes fell on top of a building. Officials say five people were injured in the accident. Etheridge says one person has been air lifted to USA Medical Center ...

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Georgia-Pacific buying SPG facilities in three states

HATTIESBURG — Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP and SPG Holdings, LLC have reached an agreement under which Georgia-Pacific would purchase SPG, a paper goods company that manufactures and converts products for the foodservice industry. SPG has operations in Hattiesburg as well as Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Augusta, Georgia. CIC Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private equity firm, has been lead investor ...

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Ayrshire announces third expansion of Corinth plant

An electronics manufacturer that bought a plant earmarked for closing six years ago is expanding again. Ayrshire Electronics, a full-service electronics manufacturing company, is expanding operations at its facility in Corinth to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $100,000 corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. In 2008, Louisville, Ky.-based Ayrshire acquired the former ACT Electronics’ ...

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Pipe-maker files for bankruptcy; wants to sell plant

BAY ST. LOUIS — The owner of a steel pipe mill in Bay St. Louis has filed for bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell the plant. PSL North America, LLC, which began operations in 2008, made the Chapter 11 filing June 16 in Delaware. In court papers, it said it plans to sell itself for $100 million to another pipe ...

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CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and the cause of everything bad ...

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Mabuses to be in attendance for keel ceremony at Ingalls

A ceremony tomorrow at Ingalls Shipbuilding will leave an indelible impression on U.S. Marine vessel under construction at the shipyard. Navy Secretary and former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus and Gov. Phil Bryant will speak tomorrow at a keel authentication ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding for the company’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Mabus’ wife, Lynne, is the ship’s sponsor and ...

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