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Continental celebrates completion of plant

Continental AG tires rolled out one of its first tires made at its plant near Clinton on Wednesday and the Germany-based company rolled out the red carpet for state and local officials and selected guests to celebrate the completion of the construction of the facility. The construction process began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests joined 250 Continental employees for the ...

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Manufacturer to add 25 jobs as part of $1.5 million Clarksdale expansion

MBJ staff Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel carts and storage products for commercial and industrial applications, is expanding in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of approximately $1.5 million and will create 25 jobs. Saf-T-Cart produces cylinder carts, cages, pallets, truck beds and trailers. The company is adding 18,000 square feet onto its current 150,000-square-foot facility to accommodate its growing ...

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Hotel and Restaurant Supply finds new home nearby in Hawkins Field Industrial Park

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Bricks and mortar and e-commerce are often seen as competitors. But Mason Greene sees them as complementary for Hotel and Restaurant Supply. The company was founded in 1953 by his grandfather, Percy Greene, long before anyone had dreamed of something like the Internet. Now Mason, 44, is president and his father, Jerry Greene, chief executive, are ...

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Work underway on Costco station while suit is pending

By JACK WEATHERLY The question: will Costco Wholesale proceed with construction of the 150,000-square-foot store in Ridgeland without building a fueling station? The city of Ridgeland has now gotten court clearance to build the so-called “third phase” of the Renaissance Colony Parkway mall, which would be anchored by Costco. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled 7-0 in April 2017 in a ...

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Chawla brothers split motel chain in wake of arrest

By JACK WEATHERLY One of two brothers who jointly owned and operated a growing chain of motels in the Mississippi Delta announced Wednesday that he has formed a new management group, Delta Lodging Group LLC. Suresh Chawla said in a news release that the new group will be composed of 12 properties. That leaves seven unaccounted for, not including a ...

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Oversupply drives down Cal-Maine’s prices, shares

By Jack Weatherly Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported on Monday a net loss of $45.8 million, or 94 cents per share, for the first fiscal quarter ending Aug. 31, compared with net sales of $241.2 million, a 29.2 percent decrease from $340.6 million a year earlier. An oversupply of eggs, which began to affect the market in early 2018 has continued. ...

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Work to upgrade Northpark theater starts; Rainbow Co-op reopens in mall

By JACK WEATHERLY Work to transform the former UA Northpark 14 into a multi-screen theater with a bar area and power recliners began Tuesday. The Northpark Mall bought the theater in September 2018 and began weighing options for best use of the property. It decided that an updated theater was the best option. United Development of Southlake, Texas, which had ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — ‘El boom Latino’ heard at the Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to Mississippi, Senor Munoz. Let’s expand that welcome to the whole country, because Sebastian Munoz truly arrived in the United States in a big way on Sunday. In Jackson, he won his first PGA golf tournament, opening the door to bigger and better things. His achievement was set up when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th ...

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Sanderson championship to strut its stuff as a free-range bird

By JACK WEATHERLY This week the Sanderson Farms Championship, whose trophy is in the form of a rooster, will strut its stuff as a full-fledged tournament on the PGA tour. The championship to be played again at the Country Club at Jackson will be able to compete for tour players for the first time without contending with another tournament, the ...

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$28.7 million plan for Greenville courthouse approved

By JACK WEATHERLY A plan for a new U.S. District Courthouse in Greenville has gotten approval from the federal General Services Administration. The $28.7 million, 55,000-square-foot project will be built on Washington Avenue in downtown, with construction to start in the spring and completion expected for the fall of 2022, said Jackson architect Roy Decker, whose firm, Duvall and Decker, ...

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