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Furniture market growing in last year

By LISA MONTI When American Furniture officials announced in December the company had expanded its footprint in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory, state leaders took the $560,000 investment in Monroe County as a good sign. The company also has manufacturing operations in Ecru. “Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth over the past year, and American Furniture’s expansion ...

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Mattress maker to invest $1.4M and hire 50 in Lowndes County

MAYHEW — A maker and online seller of mattresses and bedding products will open a factory in Lowndes County, with plans to hire 50 people over the next three years. Sleepmade will invest $1.4 million, leasing 50,000 square feet of the At Home with Bassett facility. The Mississippi Development Authority will give $75,000 for building improvements, while Lowndes County is ...

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Furniture manufacturer shifting jobs to Corinth

CORINTH — Corinthian Furniture will close its facility in Booneville as the company consolidates all operations at its Corinth locations. Prentiss County Development Association Executive Director Leon Hays tells The Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/1KPN2jk) the company employees 164 people in Booneville and most of those will be offered positions in Corinth. Employees were told Wednesday the plant would begin a shutdown ...

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Mississippi to benefit from Caterpillar cutbacks

By JACK WEATHERLY Cutbacks in some of Caterpillar Inc. operations – including the closing of five plants and elimination of 670 jobs  – and shifting some positions will be Mississippi’s gain. The Caterpillar remanufacturing plant in Corinth will gain jobs from work that had been done in Lafayette, Ind., according to the company’s website. The Corinth plant has approximately 800 ...

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Winston Veneer and Plywood seeking hourly workers

LOUISVILLE — One of the area’s largest new employers will start interviewing for hourly workers next month. Officials with Winston Veneer and Plywood in Louisville say they are on track to start the interviewing process in February. They say job offers for the first of as many as 350 workers could start in March. WTVA-TV reports the plant under construction ...

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Ceiling tile maker to locate in Marshall County

MBJ staff Rockfon LLC announced Thursday that it will build a 130,000-square-foot plant in Marshall County to make acoustic ceiling panels, the Danish company’s first manufacturing facility in North America, and create at least 90 jobs over the next five years. The $42 million project will be built adjacent to the existing Roxul Inc. facility, which is located on more ...

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Ingalls to christen US Coast Guard cutter Munro Saturday

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will christen its sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter this Saturday with the christening of the Munro. The Mississippi Press reports U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft is the keynote speaker for the 10 a.m. ceremony. Julie Sheehan, great-niece of ship namesake Douglas Munro, is the ship sponsor. Munro is the only ...

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Yokohama Tire opens $300 million plant in Clay County; 260 have been hired toward first phase goal of 500

By JACK WEATHERLY  Yokohama Tire Manufacturing on Monday started production at its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point. The Tokyo-based manufacturer has already hired 260 workers and expects to reach 500 in the first phase of its operation, with the possibility of expanding to 2,000 employees in subsequent phases. Just a little over 24 months after ...

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OSHA proposes $78,800 in fines against Tallahatchie sawmill

CHARLESTON — €” A Charleston sawmill faces up to $78,800 in fines after a safety inspection found the company wasn’t using safety devices to protect employees. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tallahatchie Lumber and Mat Co. for 27 safety-rule violations, including one that was classified as willful. OSHA says sawmill workers were not locking down machines before performing ...

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Weyerhaeuser moving ahead with a $57 million expansion

PHILADELPHIA — One of the largest employers in Philadelphia and Neshoba County is moving ahead with a $57 million expansion. Expanding and modernizing Weyerhaeuser’s Philadelphia lumber mill is expected to take 10 months, The Meridian Star reports. Company spokesman Monte Simpson said the mill has about 180 workers. He said construction is well underway. Improvements include a new sorting and ...

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