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New Pepsico facility will bring 60 jobs to Leflore County

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Pepsico is coming to Leflore County and bringing with it 60 new jobs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the announcement of the construction of a new warehouse and distribution facility, which should be operational by mid2017, was made this week by Jennifer Ryan, director ofcommunications for the soft drink giant. Wayne Self, president of the Leflore County Board of Supervisors, said that luring Pepsico was a 24month effort. Construction on the warehouse, located on U.S. 82 West, is underway.

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A NEW ERA AT VIKING — Kitchen appliance veteran Kevin Brown to oversee Greenwood plant

As new president of Viking Ranges, Kevin Brown has his sights on new products and new markets.

By TED CARTER A kitchen appliances executive whose background includes working the assembly line at Oxford’s Whirlpool plant is the new head of revamped Viking Ranges in Greenwood. Kevin Brown, a University of Mississippi electrical engineering graduate who started with Viking in 2007, joined with a team of Middleby Corp. executives in 2013 to transform the products line of the ultra-premium ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Viking Range owner sues founder Carl, others for $100 million

Viking Range

By JACK WEATHERLY  Viking Range Corp. founder Fred E. Carl Jr. and other former top officers of the Greenwood-based company have been sued for $100 million for allegedly not disclosing a design defect that caused the company’s stoves to turn on by themselves. Middleby Corp. of Elgin, Ill., which bought Viking Range in 2013 for $380 million, and Viking say ...

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Owner selects Viking leader from within

Viking Range

By JACK WEATHERLY  Promoting from within has always been a way to build esprit de corps in the corporate world. But selecting Kevin Brown as president of Viking Range stands to double the positive effects. Brown will be responsible for the overall operations, sales and engineering initiatives at Greenwood-based Viking Range, according to a release from the Middleby Corp., which ...

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Late donors save barbecue contest after no-show prize money

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Last-minute donors helped save an awards ceremony for a barbecue contest in the Mississippi Delta. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the event organizer, Ken Gammill, was at the event part of Saturday but was not around with the prize money at the end. Three local companies donated $15,000 to cover the prizes. The newspaper reports they were Robertson Fabrication Inc., ...

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Milwaukee Tool invests $1.5 million, adds 75 jobs

Manufacturing

By JACK WEATHERLY The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is adding 75 jobs and investing $1.5 million in its Greenwood plant. The expansion will bring total employment to 583, according to a Friday release. That solidifies its position as the largest manufacturer in Greenwood and Leflore County, putting distance between it and home-grown Viking Range, whose employment was 421 a year ...

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Mississippi’s Abney elected as Chairman of the Board at UPS

David Abney

UPS has elected Mississippi native David P. Abney, UPS Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Abney succeeds Scott Davis as Chairman, who will retire from his position on the UPS Board effective as of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Additionally, the Board of Directors created a new Lead Independent Director position, and today the independent directors ...

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Planters Bank hires Strawbridge

Ryan Strawbridge has joined Planters Bank as Vice President for Planters Bank in Greenwood. He received his undergraduate and his MBA from Delta State University and a graduate of the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit. He joins Planters Bank with 11 years of banking experience. Strawbridge was recently appointed to serve on the Mississippi Bankers Association’s lending committee. He is ...

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