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Omega Protein shifting vessels to Mississippi

MOSS POINT — Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and an integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, has unveiled a plan to streamline its Gulf of Mexico operations and increase efficiencies through the permanent closure of the company’s menhaden fish processing plant located in Cameron, La., and the redeployment of certain vessels from that plant. ...

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Instead of consolidating, Furniture Transport closing

PONTOTOC — Furniture Transport Group is shutting down operations in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says it has received notice that FTG is closing Nov. 30. According to the notice, 56 employees will be affected by the move. The High Point, N.C.-based company is a transporter of home furnishings. Just a few weeks ago, the company said it ...

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Economist: Green energy will not be real US job creator

By Amy McCullough From an editorial in the New York Times by Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser on why green energy manufacturing will never be a real job creator in the United States: “Evergreen Solar announced last week that it was closing its plant in Devens, Mass., laying off 800 workers, and moving production to China. Evergreen’s factory had ...

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Miss. plant closing, going to Wis.

SUSSEX, Wisconsin — The Wisconsin company that prints Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and L.L. Bean catalogs says it plans to hire hundreds of people immediately. Quad/Graphics is restarting equipment in Wisconsin that was shut down during the recession. The Sussex company is closing plants in Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada and moving production to Wisconsin. Quad/Graphics president Joel Quadracci (kwahd-RAH’-chee) says ...

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Land O' Lakes closing Purina feed mill

LUMBERTON — Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed plant in Lumberton will close Oct. 29, leaving 18 workers without jobs. Company spokeswoman Jeanne Forbis tells the Hattiesburg American that production and customer service will be moved to other locations, primarily Arcola, La. The Mississippi plant produces bagged livestock feed — primarily for dairy and beef cattle and horses. Forbis says the ...

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International Filing shuttering plant

HATTIESBURG — Employees at International Filing Co. in Hattiesburg have been told the plant will close later this month, eliminating more than 200 jobs. Machine operator Janice Jones told The Hattiesburg American that workers who were laid off April 16 were given no notice. Jones says she wasn’t given any severance pay. Company officials didn’t provide a statement about the ...

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