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Dixie Mat and Hardwood Company

At Dixie Mat and Hardwood Company, it’s a family affair. Lloyd Jones paved the road for the company in the 1970s, when he began assembling hardwood construction mats for use in his personal logging operation.  In 1979, by recognizing the necessity for the mats in the timber industry, he founded Dixie Mat and Hardwood.  He placed son Brett in charge ...

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Chain Electric Company

  Bobby Chain started his career in the management program at Mississippi Power & Light Company, better known today as Entergy. Flash forward a half century later and Chain’s name is one of the most recognized in the nation for meeting the electrical needs of his customers, be it an industrial park or turning on the lights of a town ...

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CDA Hospitality, LLC

With headquarters in the metro Jackson area, CDA Hospitality Inc. currently manages several hotels throughout the state and is one of the youngest companies listed on the 2009 Mississippi Business Journal Fast 40. According to the company’s managing partner, the best is yet to come. “Our vision is to continue expansion within the hospitality industry, as well as diversify into ...

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Southern Diversified Technologies Inc.

Southern Diversified Technologies (SDT) was founded in 1993 to provide specialized infrastructure services within the telecommunications industry in the Southeastern United States. The company’s first completed project, though, was in Detroit. From there, SDT has started operations in 36 states and is currently working on or has completed projects in the Europe, Canada and the Middle East. SDT’s customers run ...

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Century Construction & Realty

Whether you’re a potential customer in need of construction and demolition services, property evaluation and assessment assistance or want to lease property for a retail venture, Century Construction and Realty wants to ‘talk shop’ with you. From its small beginnings as a two-employee/one truck firm, the company has expanded dynamically in its first 11 years.  Evolving into other key service ...

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Kinetic Staffing, LLC

Alan Lange saw a need. In response to the enormous human capital needs generated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Millsaps College graduate began Kinetic Staffing to help businesses involved in servicing the recovery effort and provide them with long-term contract employees. Lange had enjoyed a successful career in the legal recruiting business prior to the devastating storm and decided ...

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Synergetics

When Jim Raines was working for the U.S. Forest Service’s technology department in 1993, he looked around and saw a need. Specifically, he saw technology such as computers in classrooms and libraries in the Mississippi’s school systems becoming a bigger part of the curriculum. What was lacking were the resources to support the technology. There were no IT people to ...

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Matrix Solutions

Matrix Solutions is an independent technology development company founded in 1992 by employees who left Jackson-based telecom company LDDS Communications. The key to Matrix Solutions’ recent growth has been the creation of excellent support infrastructure and business processes for its clients. It has “stayed positive” in a slow business climate by investing in new technologies like web site upgrades, podcasting, ...

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YoungWilliams

It may sound like a rather odd beginning, but YoungWilliams Child Support Services was formed in the early 1990s by a Jackson attorney, Rob Wells, and his partners with YoungWilliams, P.A. The premise was simple yet community- and family-focused — a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families across the nation. It has not always ...

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First Choice Medical Supply, LLC

Founded on the principal of delivering “old-fashioned” service in the eldercare distribution market, First Choice Medical Supply in Richland remains focused on providing a personal touch to its over 8,500 clients in 38 states. The company is currently recognized as the second largest private sector distributor to long-term care entities in the nation. While other companies may focus on expensive ...

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