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Viking Range – Best Places to Work 2014

SECOND PLACE WINNER OF MEGA-LARGE CATEGORY Producing the world’s most sought-after luxury kitchen appliances in Mississippi has earned Viking Range status as an American icon. After all, the Greenwood company’s success spawned The Alluvian Hotel and Spa and the famous Viking Range cooking schools. Founded by Fred Carl Jr. in the 1980s, Viking Range was sold to The Middleby Corporation ...

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Viking to make history at kitchen and bath show

GREENWOOD — Viking Range, LLC will unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) than ever before in company history. Viking will showcase more than 50 new, innovative products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6. “I have personally, along with the team at Viking, sought input from dealers, end users, engineers and builders ...

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Middleby CEO: Viking staying in Greenwood is ‘not negotiable’

Viking Range Corp. will focus on what made the company successful in the first place — building high-end kitchen appliances in Greenwood. That was the primary message Middleby Corp. CEO Selim Bassoul laid out during a press conference one day after 20 percent of Viking’s workforce was terminated. Of the layoffs, half were in Greenwood. Despite that, Bassoul said Viking ...

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Read February 8 issue of MBJ

>> C SPIRE TURNS 25 From bag phones to 4G, C Spire leading the wireless way — by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> VIKING RANGE Life goes on after massive layoffs, Middleby CEO wants Greenwood to keep it— by Clay Chandler >> MBJ ANALYSIS Businessman with unfinished Mississippi projects now promising $1B steel plant for Arkansas— by ...

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CEO Fred Carl resigns as Viking empire crumbles

Viking CEO Fred Carl has resigned from the company he built as Middleby Corp. confirmed Thursday afternoon that it had laid off earlier in the day 20 percent of Viking Range’s 700 employees. Middleby spokesperson Darcy Bretz said in an email to the Mississippi Business Journal that the cuts were made “across the Viking enterprise.” She said half the layoffs were ...

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REILY: Viking sale leaves Greenwood hanging

Say what you will, but the chances of Viking Range staying in Greenwood long term are very slim. You could almost hear the moving trucks backing up to the docks during the Middleby Corp. conference call last week, explaining why the food service equipment maker had bought the Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker for $380 million. While all the ...

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Middleby Corp. buys Viking Range for $380 million

Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million.   Viking Range is based in Greenwood, Miss., and makes products for use in residential cooking. Middleby said Viking Range has $200 million in annual sales. Over the last 12 months Middleby’s revenue has grown 21 percent to $990 million. ...

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Alluvian breakfast stands up to the stellar reputation of Viking Range

At some hotels the best thing about the complimentary breakfast is that it is free. And while it may get you through until lunch, it certainly won’t be a memorable experience. Breakfast at The Alluvian Hotel, in contrast, is an experience that many guests remember fondly for a long time. The buffet menu includes just about all the made-from-scratch breakfast ...

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Audit office is watchdog on bond money for economic development

The State of Mississippi gives but can also take away when it comes to handing companies tens of millions of dollars in bond money to build or expand their operations in the state. The money from the Mississippi Economic Development Bond Project comes with conditions and if those conditions are not met, the State insists the money must be repaid. ...

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