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Production begins on fuselages for new surveillance drones

MOSS POINT — Production has begun at a Northrop Grumman plant in Moss Point on fuselages for a new line of surveillance drones. Officials marked the development yesterday with a ceremony at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Plant. The Triton high-altitude surveillance drone being built for the Navy will be able to stay aloft for 24 hours, flying at an altitude of ...

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Alternative fuel refinery kicks into production

COLUMBUS — Alternative fuel firm KiOR says it started production in October in Columbus, and plans to make its first commercial shipments before November’s end. CEO Fred Cannon told analysts on a conference call the technology is working “and producing a high-quality oil. I am extremely pleased with the performance of our technology at Columbus.” Based in Pasadena, Texas, KiOR ...

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After post-tornado move, Townhouse plant discontinues operations

MANTACHIE — Townhouse Furniture, who moved some work to Mantachie after a 2011 tornado in Smithville, has apparently shut down its operation and local officials fear they’ve lost a $50,000 investment. Townhouse, a stationary furniture manufacturer, received local and state help with the move from Smithville to Mantachie. At the time, Townhouse CFO Tony Watson said the company plans to ...

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Toyota VP: Blue Springs progressing toward full production

BLUE SPRINGS — Five months after starting production, and weeks into its second production line shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is making progress toward full capacity, according to a plant executive. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for the Blue Springs plant, said the facility will be able to roll out 150,000 Corolla sedans ...

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Saf-T-Cart expanding operations for second time in five years

CLARKSDALE — Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale in order to accommodate an increase in production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a company investment of $240,000 and will create 20 new jobs. The company currently employs 55 workers. “Saf-T-Cart is ...

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Resinall gets New Market investment for expansion

HATTIESBURG — Resinall Mississippi (Resinall) has completed a New Market Tax Credit (NMTC)-based investment. The New Markets Tax Credit program is run by the CDFI Fund under the Department of Treasury. MuniStrategies and SECDE Ventures were the two Mississippi-based New Markets allocatees that provided federal and state tax credit incentives to help finance this project. New Markets enabled an $18-million ...

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Toyota supplier celebrates start of production

BALDWYN — Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) celebrated the start of production of the company’s new facility in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn last Friday. APMM, the North American subsidiary of Toyota Auto Body, is a tier-one supplier for the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. APMM, which currently employs 340 workers, provides stamped parts, body ...

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Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s not going anywhere. This plant ...

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Canton plant to produce new Nissan commercial vehicles

CANTON — Just one year after its entry into the commercial vehicle business in North America with the segment-changing Nissan NV commercial van series, Nissan is expanding the lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van will be offered in a choice of two engines, a 261-horsepower ...

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