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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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Bottle top plant to stop after nearly 30 years; 100 laid off

OLIVE BRANCH — Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people. Human resources director Jeanette Vaughn said today the factory will close Dec. 9. Officials at the DeSoto County plant are referring further comment to the company’s headquarters near Indianapolis, which is not immediately responding. The company makes bottle tops at the ...

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Conveyor component-maker cuts ribbon for expanded plant

CLARKSDALE — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon this past weekend on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4-million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained 61 jobs, according to the Mississippi Development ...

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German automotive component-maker breaks ground in Delta

A German automotive components company has broken ground in the Delta for a new plant. Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140-million corporate investment and will create 300 new jobs, according to the Mississippi ...

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Fire forces Alabama company to relocate plant to state

PLANTERSVILLE — A mattress maker will relocate its operations to a vacant facility near Tupelo after lightning sparked a fire that destroyed its Double Springs, Ala., factory. Posturecraft Mattress Co. will open a plant in the former location of National Mattress Co. in Plantersville, with plans to hire 125 to 150 people, state Rep. Steve Holland says. The company will ...

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Fish kill prompts MDEQ to shut down Bayou Casotte

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou. MDEQ staff yesterday investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County and issued the closure. Officials say the cause of the ...

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Creosote contamination almost contained at former plant site

PICAYUNE — Soil on the property, contaminated by creosote where wood was treated at the old Picayune Wood Treating plant from the 1940s to the late 1990s, is in the final states of being completely contained. A Superfund open house was hosted recently by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The agencies gave the public ...

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Milwaukee Tool to get $15M expansion/makeover

GREENWOOD — The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. plant in Greenwood is undergoing a $15 million expansion and reorganization that will double the factory’s manufacturing capacity. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports company engineer Terry Jensen told a civil club this past week that the plant presently splits its operations between assembling power tools and manufacturing saw blades. Jensen says the assembly operation ...

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Ex-plant worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars

BOONEVILLE — A former employee of a Booneville plant has been charged with embezzlement. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that 48-year-old Stephen Blake Hobson of Tupelo worked in the business department of Heartland Siding, a division of ProVia, an Ohio company. Ramey says Hobson is accused of embezzling $43,556 from the company. Ramey says ...

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Index: Manufacturing in Southeast down; Miss. on bottom

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast slipped during May, but manufacturers maintained their workforce with some additional hiring despite decreases in new orders, production and finished inventory, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. “All six Southeastern states recorded a PMI ...

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