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Corelle celebrates opening of facility in Marshall County with 450 jobs to come

MBJ staff Corelle Brands LLC celebrated on Wednesday the grand opening of the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations in Marshall County. Announced in January, the initial project is a $27.7-million corporate investment over time that is expected to create as many as 400 jobs. During the grand opening, the company also announced an expansion of its distribution operations – a ...

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TOP 100 — It’s a list you won’t find anywhere else

By FRANK BROWN Here in the Mississippi Business Journal, there’s a list you’ll be challenged to find anywhere else — our Missisippi 100, the list of the top 100 privately owned companies with headquarters in Mississippi. This is the 29th year the Mississippi Business Journal has published the Mississippi 100. We publish this list for a couple of reasons. It’s ...

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TOP 100 — Cooperative Energy prepares to open solar farm near Sumrall

By BECKY GILLETTE In recent years, customer surveys for the 11 rural electric cooperatives in Mississippi that purchase power from the not-for-profit Cooperative Energy (formerly South Mississippi Electric Power Association) have indicated a higher interest in using “green” power — electricity generated from alternative energy sources such as wind, hydro-electric and solar. Now one of the state’s largest ever commercial ...

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TOP 100 — Columbia’s mixture of large companies provides benefits

By JULIA MILLER Small town living comes with its perks: lower cost of living, friendly neighbors and shorter commute times. However, a drawback can arise from a lack of employment opportunities. For Columbia, that problem has been avoided by a prolific business environment. “We’ve got a small town atmosphere with big city dreams,” Mayor Justin McKenzie said. Columbia is home ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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