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Texas company sites warehouse/plant in Southeast Mississippi

SUMMIT — A Houston oil-field services company is locating a new facility in Summit that will warehouse and eventually manufacture drilling fluids for oil drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Newpark Drilling Fluids officials say the project will create 40 new jobs. Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is located in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana. The announcement was made yesterday ...

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Former BMW warehouse gets new tenant in Calbee

SENATOBIA — Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America will set up a factory in a former BMW warehouse in Senatobia. Officials say the company will invest $51.1 million and will create 254 jobs over the next five years, with 67 to be hired in the first year. Workers will make more than $40,000 a year, on average. Calbee North America ...

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HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project ...

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PepsiCo beverage warehouse to close next month

CORINTH — PepsiCo is closing Corinth beverages warehouse by the end of February. PepsiCo said the operations are moving to its Tupelo warehouse. Of the 31 employees affected by the closure, the majority will be given the opportunity to transfer to Tupelo, says Vincent Bozek with PepsiCo North America spokesman. The warehouse has operated in Corinth for 25 years. Headquartered ...

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Port warehouse expected to bring in $1M next year

NATCHEZ — A warehouse that Adams County purchased is projected to generate almost $1 million next year in revenue. Natchez-Adams Port director Anthony Hauer tells the Natchez Democrat that the warehouse could net approximately $400,000 for the port. The port director says the numbers for the warehouse projection are based on an average monthly income for the facility, which the ...

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Missouri company buys warehouse; plans industrial center

COLUMBUS — St. Louis-based Stuart B. Millner and Associates has bought the 700,000-square-foot Omnova Solutions warehouse and office space with plans to turn it into a multi-tenant industrial center. Omnova’s distribution center will remain as a tenant on the property, which sits on 92 acres near Columbus on Mississippi Highway 69 South. Multiple companies have been located at the property ...

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Supervisors move to buy warehouse for Genesis Energy project

NATCHEZ — A chance to help a local industry speed up a $30-million investment has prompted the Adams County Board of Supervisors to simplify what had become a complex process to purchase large warehouse near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county had originally planned to help purchase the building through a complicated agreement that would have a third-party holding the ...

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City given tobacco warehouse seized by FBI

TUPELO — The federal government has handed over a downtown warehouse seized during FBI raids in 2009 to the city of Tupelo. The FBI, the U.S. attorney’s office and the U.S. Marshals Service made the announcement Tuesday. Authorities said in a news release that the 100,000-square-foot warehouse was forfeited as the result of an investigation into a nationwide network of ...

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County to buy abandoned warehouse, industrial property

NATCHEZ — Adams County has agreed to buy a 450,000-square-foot warehouse at the Natchez-Adams County Port. County board of supervisors President Darryl Grennell says the warehouse will help economic development in the area. The warehouse on the Mississippi River houses products loaded on and unloaded off barges. The port has operated the warehouse for Valley National Bank since the bank ...

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Beer wholesaler becomes inaugural recipient of award

TUPELO — Mitchell Distributing Company was recognized by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) as one of the top wholesalers in the country at the annual Wholesalers Excellence Meeting in Las Vegas. Mitchell Distributing was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Ambassadors of Excellence Award, an award granted to wholesalers who have earned “Top Performer” status for three consecutive years. Only seven ...

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