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ACS expanding in-state operations, adding jobs

RIDGELAND — Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, is expanding its operations in Ridgeland, creating 50 new permanent full-time jobs in the area, which is expected to rise to 200 in the next two years. The jobs will support the Dallas-based company’s many healthcare clients across the country, including the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. “We are expanding in ...

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Washington Furniture expanding upholstery plant

PONTOTOC — Washington Furniture Sales expects to be in is new upholstery plant in 30 days. Washington Furniture bought the 370,000-square-foot plant, used by Lane to produce recliners until closing in mid-2008, in February. It has been undergoing renovations. The Lane facility was closed by parent company FBI as part of a corporate consolidation and belt-tightening. Washington Furniture’s new facility ...

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Strategic Financial Partners opens new office

OXFORD — Memphis-based Strategic Financial Partners is pleased has opened a new office location in Oxford. The new office is located on the Square in Oxford at 103 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 202. The local Oxford office will be anchored by financial advisor W. Joel Bell, CFP. Strategic Financial Partners offers a broad array of financial products and services that ...

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U.S. Foodservices expanding in Memphis, not Mississippi

MEMPHIS — The Memphis division of U.S. Foodservice Inc. has agreed to purchase the building it currently occupies at 5900 Holmes Road from Belz Enterprises. The company had looked at Mississippi for its expansion, but decided to grow in Memphis. While the company previously leased 175,000 square feet of space in the building, the company will now expand its operations ...

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Butler Snow forms new advisory services subsidiary

JACKSON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, Butler Snow Advisory Services, LLC, under the direction of CEO Matt A. Thornton. Based in Ridgeland, the new company offers a complete range of traditional business and financial services to commercial and industrial, small business, emerging growth and start-up business enterprises as well ...

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Supervisors vote to talk about hospital project

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors have voted to move forward with negotiations with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300-million facility in Oxford. The Oxford Eagle reports that next up in the process is the Oxford City Council. Earlier this week, the board of supervisors voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding ...

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Supervisors elect to receive loan for Olin expansion

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors have agreed to receive a $6-million loan from the state to expedite Olin Corp.’s expansion of its Winchester ammunition facility in Oxford. The Oxford Eagle reports that supervisors signed the loan papers this week. The money will come from the Mississippi Development Authority. County Attorney David O’Donnell said the $6 million would be used to ...

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Cooper Tire expanding Tupelo plant again

TUPELO — Officials from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company announced that the company is expanding operations at its Tupelo plant in order to increase production and efficiency at the plant. The project represents a company investment of $9 million and will create 35 new jobs at the facility. The expansion is the company’s second in two years at the Tupelo ...

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Monsanto opens new corn breeding facility

FLORA — Monsanto Company has an expressed goal of doubling agriculture yields over the next 20 years, and officials say the company’s new corn-breeding facility in Central Mississippi will play an important role in meeting that objective. More than 100 people gathered at the new Monsanto facility in the Flora Industrial Park Jan. 11 for the official grand opening of ...

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PRCC to assist Stion in hiring for solar panel plant

HATTIESBURG — With the help of Pearl River Community College, a California-based solar panel manufacturer will hire hundreds of employees for a new plant in Hattiesburg. Stion officials announced Jan. 4 that the company would make one million solar panels annually after production begins later this year. But before the first panel is made, the company has to find and ...

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