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Corinth Coca-Cola completes latest expansion

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. has completed its territory expansion into central and northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel. The family-owned Coca-Cola bottling and distribution company’s expanded territory includes Jonesboro, Paragould, Blytheville, Osceola, Batesville, Newport, Searcy and Heber Springs in Arkansas; and Kennett, Caruthersvill, and Malden in Missouri. This is the third expansion for ...

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MMA, national group are part of new digital marketplace

Special to the MBJ The Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers, the largest manufacturing trade association in the United States, recently announced the debut of the Manufacturers Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind digital marketplace featuring interactive listings and detailed information on more than 300,000 leading U.S. manufacturers, including 2,500 in Mississippi. “The Manufacturers Marketplace is a valuable tool for ...

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Mississippi shipyard to fix destroyer hit in June collision

A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors will be repaired at a Mississippi shipyard, the Navy announced Wednesday. The USS Fitzgerald will be transported to Pascagoula for work at Ingalls Shipbuilding, part of Huntington Ingalls Industries of Newport News, Virginia. Naval Sea Systems Command said it doesn’t know when work will start, how long ...

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Armstrong Flooring to close Mississippi plant, laying off 93

Armstrong Flooring will close its Mississippi plant in October, laying off 93 workers. The company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says closing the Vicksburg plant and one in Jackson, Tennessee, will save it more than $8 million a year. Armstrong cites declining sales, and says improved productivity among factories means customers can be served from fewer plants. The Vicksburg plant produced ...

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General Atomics lands $195M Navy contract

General Atomics confirmed Monday that it has been awarded a contract for the Advanced Arresting Gear – the device that helps stop aircraft when they land on an aircraft carrier – for the future Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, the USS Enterprise. According to a UPI report last month, the contract is valued at more than $195 million. That’s on top ...

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B&D Plastics expands on Mississippi Gulf Coast, creating 35 jobs

Demonstrating Mississippi is a place where companies can achieve sustainable growth and success, B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., on the Gulf Coast. The expansion is a $750,000 corporate investment and creates 35 jobs. “For more than 30 years, B&D Plastics has been a valued member of the Gulf Coast business community. The company’s expansion shows its commitment ...

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Winston Plywood & Veneer holds ‘grand opening’ in Louisville

A 2014 tornado destroyed the Winston Plywood & Veneer plant. But Louisville  held a grand opening on Wednesday to celebrate the company’s rebuilt $100 million manufacturing facility. Winston Plywood  worked closely with the city of Louisville, Winston County and the Mississippi Development Authority to rebuild. The MDA  provided $10 million for site preparation, relocation, infrastructure and work-force training. The Federal Emergency ...

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MSU summit looks to the future of manufacturing

Mississippi State University’s 7th Annual Manufacturing Summit showcased ways teamwork can help keep Mississippi and the U.S. competitive in the manufacturing industry in the 21st century. Wednesday’s [March 22] summit on “The Future of American Manufacturing” brought together leaders in industry and economic development at MSU’s Franklin Center for Furniture Manufacturing and Management. The event was hosted by MSU’s Franklin ...

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Mississippi manufacturer betting on a weaker dollar

By JACK WEATHERLY Wayne Wade has concerns about continuing to do business in Vietnam. But it’s not because President Donald Trump “vetoed” America’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. It’s the strong U.S. dollar, said Wade, president of Bio-Soil Enhancers Inc. of Hattiesburg. Vietnam is the company’s biggest customer. The Southeast Asian country would be one of the ...

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’60 Minutes’ effect: showers of positive news on Golden Triangle

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi got the nation’s attention Sunday night – and it was all positive. CBS’ “60 Minutes” focused on the economic strides of the Golden Triangle, whose points are Starkville, Columbus and West Point. And it revolved around Joe Max Higgins, the colorful chief executive of LINK, the economic development agency for the area. Higgins said on Monday he was surprised ...

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