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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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Tissue maker plans Hattiesburg plant, will hire 230-260

By JACK WEATHERLY Tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel America Corp. announced on Thursday that it bought a building just constructed by another company in Hattiesburg and will hire 230 to 260  workers. Sofidel acquired the new 400,000-square-foot building  in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park From Green Bay Converting Inc., which had intended to set up expanded operations there. Green Bay will maintain operations at its ...

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Developer defends sealing Renaissance documents

RIDGELAND — The Madison County developer who was granted a protective order last week barring the release of public records relating to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland said he feels the order is in the best interest of economic development. Andrew Mattiace, developer of Renaissance phases I and II and the proposed phase III, said he sought the order ...

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GLENN McCULLOUGH — Teamwork: A winning strategy

Economic opportunity can change lives. Promoting Mississippi’s advantages to attract new career opportunities while supporting the expansion of our existing businesses is our primary mission at the Mississippi Development Authority. Three key principles guide us and help ensure Mississippi will continue to cultivate economic opportunities for Mississippi families. First, teamwork is essential to winning new investment projects and helping our ...

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Suit to block silicon plant in northeast Miss. dismissed

Jack Weatherly Mississippi Silicon LLC has some breathing room as a suit seeking to stop the construction of the plant at Burnsville in Tishomingo County was dismissed. U.S. District Court Judge Debra M. Brown ruled on Thursday that the Northern Mississippi court did not have jurisdiction, and the motion by Globe Specialty Metallurgical, a Selma, Ala.,-based competitor, for a preliminary ...

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ALAN TURNER — Glenn McCullough taking on the challenge of Mississippi’s economic development

  This past week, we had the opportunity to meet with Glenn McCullough, the new head of the MDA, to discuss some of his thoughts and perspectives on energizing Mississippi’s economic development effort. A lifelong Mississippian who was born in Tupelo, Glenn is no stranger to either public or private business. After graduating from Tupelo public schools and Mississippi State ...

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MISA Metal Processing locating operations in Forest

FOREST — MISA Metal Processing Inc., supplier of coils and slit steel to Tier 1 automotive suppliers, is locating a facility in Forest in central Mississippi. Company officials say in a news release that the project is a $9.8 million investment and will initially create 11 jobs. MMP will be a supplier to UNIPRES, a company that produces parts for ...

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McCullough becomes head of Miss. Development Authority

By BOBBY HARRISON Glenn McCullough officially begins his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. The former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman already has begun the transition in the weeks since his appointment by Gov. Phil Bryant. “I have been doing work as a volunteer for MDA already,” McCullough said last week. McCullough is replacing Brent ...

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State trade mission to Central Europe

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include visits with business leaders from Poland and the Czech Republic. Talks will be with prospects in information technology, electrical power systems, ...

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