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AirGuide is a reshoring win for Clarksdale

Clarksdale is known for its blues music but there’s nothing downbeat about the success the Delta town has achieved on the reshoring front with the arrival of AirGuide Manufacturing. Rising transportation costs, long lags between orders and delivery and an inability to keep sufficient inventory of manufacturing material on hand led the maker of products for the HVAC industry to ...

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AirGuide cranks up in new Clarksdale plant

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – A loss for Mexico and Texas officially became Clarksdale’s gain Friday as AirGuide opened a new plant here in which it will manufacture products ranging from heating-and-air conditioning fixtures to lighting designed to reduce hospital infections. The more than half-century-old company based in Hialeah, Fla., next to Miami, manufactures parts for the HVAC industry and energy efficient ...

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Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream started out just for family

Hugh Balthrop says he just started making ice cream in his kitchen for his kids. Then for the rest of his family. Then his friends. Today, the Clarksdale entrepreneur is having pints of his acclaimed Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream delivered all over the state: From upscale restaurants in Greater Memphis to coffee shops and caterers throughout the Mississippi Delta. “For ...

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s relocation of its manufacturing operation ...

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico and Texas to Clarksdale, creating ...

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Clarksdale's Oxbow Restaurant and Catering proves you can revitalize without spending millions

Hayden and Erica Hall were born and raised in Clarksdale, and went off to get experience in different tastes and styles before coming back home to open Oxbow Restaurant and Catering. After college Hayden worked at chef Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion restaurant The Source in Washington, D.C., and Erica worked on Capitol Hill before they moved to New Orleans, where ...

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Standard Industrial faces worldwide undertaking

Standard Industrial Corporation of Clarksdale has been an integral part of the city and Coahoma County’s economy for 25 years. That standing has continued even during the recession. Manufacturers of precision industrial equipment, the company currently has 41 employees. That’s a smaller number than the 70 during headier times but up significantly from the 25 of the past three years. ...

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Smith named president of Daniel Coker

Roy A. Smith Jr. still remembers vividly when he first walked into the law firm of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. as a prospective new-hire in 1982. He was fresh out of law school, where he served as student body president. With that on his résumé, it should come as little surprise that other firms were interested in his ...

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Clarksdale’s new fixed-up look has a familiar face

Ten years after setting out to add a spark to downtown Clarksdale’s revitalization with the opening of the Madidi restaurant and Ground Zero Blues Club, Bill Luckett likes what he sees. “I’m very excited. There’s a lot of development of downtown Clarksdale going on now,” says Luckett, who figures he and business partner Morgan Freeman, the Academy Award winning actor, ...

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