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Howard Industries — Laurel business has become a global leader

Howard Industries, one of Mississippi’s top 100 companies, is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s and world’s leading companies. Based in Laurel, the innovative powerhouse has grown from a manufacturer of single phase poles with 100 employees to a billion-dollar, multi-product company with more than 1,000 employees. The company was started in 1968 by Billy W. ...

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Audit office is watchdog on bond money for economic development

The State of Mississippi gives but can also take away when it comes to handing companies tens of millions of dollars in bond money to build or expand their operations in the state. The money from the Mississippi Economic Development Bond Project comes with conditions and if those conditions are not met, the State insists the money must be repaid. ...

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Read the 2011 Mississippi 100 special issue of the MBJ online

The 2011 Mississippi 100, the state’s only ranking of Mississippi private companies, is available now. Find out if the top five revenue producers from the 2010 list are the same. Also see which companies are making their first appearance on the list and which one’s made the biggest jumps. Flip through the digital version below: [iframe src=’http://www.pageturnpro.com/MBJ/32080-MBJ_October18Miss100-2011/index.html’ width=’620′ height=’460′ frameborder=’0′ ...

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Sentencing postponed for Howard Industries exec

JACKSON — The sentencing hearing for the only company executive convicted following the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants was postponed again after federal prosecutors in Mississippi filed sealed motions in the case. Jose Humberto Gonzalez, the former personnel director of Howard Industries, was the only executive charged in relation to a massive federal raid in August 2008 that ...

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Sentencing Thursday in Howard Industries immigration raid

HATTIESBURG — Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg for a Howard Industries executive who was charged with conspiracy following the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants. The Hattiesburg American reports Jose Humberto Gonzalez was the only company executive charged following the August 2008 raid on the company’s Jones County operations. The raid netted more ...

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