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UMC expansion draws opposition from hospitals

JACKSON — Major area hospitals are looking to state health officials to make the next move in a yearlong clash over how large and advanced the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) can become without regulation. UMC in Jackson must seek state approval before embarking on major construction projects or buying expensive, high-tech equipment, according to an opinion issued last ...

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ACCO Brands expanding, adding jobs

BOONEVILLE — Office products company Acco Brands Corp. is expanding its operations in Booneville, adding another 35-40 workers to one of its manufacturing plants. The company said the expansion is expected to be finished by the end of June. Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Acco produces brands such as Day-Timer, Swingline and Kensington to customers including Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Wal-mart, Target and ...

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Daily Equipment building in Louisiana

JACKSON — Daily Equipment Co. will build an 11,000-square-foot heavy equipment dealership in Baton Rouge, La., and increase its staff from 18 to 23 people. The Advocate reports Daily has operated in Baton Rouge since 1991 and has six sites and 168 employees from Biloxi to Shreveport, La. The company sells and leases Caterpillar, Mitsubishi and Crown lift-trucks and construction ...

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Contractor unveils expansion plans

HAZLEHURST — A pipeline contractor has announced it will expand its Hazlehurst operation, adding a fabrication shop and 25 new jobs at its facility. Houma, La.-based Community Construction Inc. specializes in pipeline maintenance and erosion control. Company officials say the new shop will allow CCI to better meet the needs of its customers. The investment will double the workforce at ...

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Decision on hospital still pending

OLIVE BRANCH — State health officials say a decision on Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s request to build a hospital in Olive Branch may still be a couple of months away. A public hearing held in Jackson earlier this month on whether the request should be approved ended with the expectation of a decision within 40 days. But Rachel Pittman with ...

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Lane Furniture expanding, adding jobs

LEE COUNTY — Lane Furniture Industries is expanding two of its Lee County locations to accommodate an increase in production. The cost of the project was not disclosed. The expansion is creating a total of 186 new jobs, bringing the total number of Lane employees in Lee County to 2,051. Eighty-five of the jobs created through the expansion are already ...

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Recession cuts projects by more than half

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to information from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), the recession cut the number of new and expanded facilities in the state in 2009 by more than half and decreased capital investments by more than $500 million when compared to 2008. The MDA is quick to note that the information in its “New and Expanded Facilities Announced ...

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Advanced Disposal moves to new headquarters

BILOXI — Advanced Disposal Services Gulf Coast, LLC, a regional provider of integrated solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services, recently relocated to its new facility. The new headquarters is on Hudson Krohn Road in Biloxi. Advanced Disposal Services area president Gerald Greene said, “Advanced Disposal Services is very proud of the partnership that we have developed with the Harrison ...

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