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Burlington Northern Santa Fe to expand

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will complete a $200 million intermodal expansion later this year, and it is expected to have a positive economic impact on the Memphis-area industrial market.  The expanded operations, which include additional railroad tracks and electric cranes for stacking containers, could begin as early as October 1. The expansion could impact the industrial market by helping ...

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Fraenkel Furniture expands operations

Fraenkel Furniture, a fixture in Olive Branch for more than 20 years, has expanded its manufacturing operations.  In 2008, the company added its Advantage upholstery manufacturing line to the facility, which already produced a full line of Englander and U.S.A. mattresses.  The expansion was the second for the 375,000-square-foot facility since opening in 1992.  In addition to manufacturing upholstered furniture ...

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Smiths Medical expanding

Smiths Medical, a leading global provider of medical products, is expanding its DeSoto County operations by moving to a larger facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch. The move will consolidate distribution operations formerly located in Southaven and San Diego. Smiths Medical manufactures medical devices, and the 239,863-square-foot Olive Branch facility will distribute products such as drug pumps, ...

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MBJ launches new Web site

The Mississippi Business Journal launched its new Web site Tuesday, enabling it to be a stronger participant in day-to-day business news. The site has more content which is easily accessible, especially on the home page. Most notably, readers can find stories which  have appeared in the print edition of the MBJ.  “We’re excited about the new site,” Ed Darling, editor ...

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Traffic Management Center opens

  August 14, 2009     HATTIESBURG — As a stakeholder in the development of an integrated intelligent transportation system (ITS) for South Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened the Traffic Management Center (TMC) in the District Six Headquarters Building in Hattiesburg.   ITS combines computer and communications technology with real-time traffic management and information coordination. MDOT said it ...

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New ARRA tax credit unveiled

  August 14, 2009     WASHINGTON — As part of an innovative partnership aimed at increasing economic development while setting our nation on the path to energy independence, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Energy announced a program to award $2.3 billion in tax credits to manufacturers of advanced energy equipment.   Authorized by the American ...

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Russo named chief with ERDC

  Edmond Russo Jr., has been named chief of the Ecosystems Evaluation and Engineering Division in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. In this position Russo, a 17-year veteran of the Corps of Engineers, will manage the division in workforce development to support high priority research, development, testing and evaluation missions for ...

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Chopin, Smith promoted at BankPlus

  Kristi Chopin and Mikki Smith have both been promoted with BankPlus. Chopin was recently promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager in BankPlus’ Southaven-Airways office.   A native of Columbus, Chopin holds a bachelor of business administration degree and masters in business administration from the University of Mississippi.    Chopin and her husband, Brian, attend St. Mary’s Catholic ...

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Ford appointed to Co-Lin staff

  Carol Ford of Hazlehurst has been appointed chairperson for the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Prior to joining the Co-Lin staff in 2000, she was a math instructor at Copiah Academy for 12 years and also taught at St. Andrews Episcopal School and in the Lincoln County, Hazlehurst and Warren County school districts.  Ford received ...

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Graham named executive with Regions

  Jan B. Graham has been named CRE sales performance executive for Regions Bank. She is responsible for developing and implementing sales initiatives, monitoring CRE incentive plans and creating and monitoring staffing models. Graham has been with Regions since 1976, and has held numerous positions with the bank, including branch manager, student loan manager, CRE relationship manager, CRE sales manager ...

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