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Hancock Fabrics to close remaining stores

The remaining 185 stores of Hancock Fabrics will close, according to Dennis Seid of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, bringing an end to the fabrics and crafts retailer that was founded in Tupelo in 1957. On Thursday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the sale of the stores to Great American Group, which had offered about $65 million for ...

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Ingalls gets $618 million Navy destroyer contract

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $618 million contract modification to fund the construction of a new guided-missile destroyer for the U.S. Navy. The Sun Herald reports the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is the fourth of five destroyers Ingalls is slated to build as part of a multi-year contract awarded in June 2013. Spokesman Bill Glenn says ...

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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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