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Metro Mechanical Inc.

Metro Mechanical Inc, founded in 1994 by brothers Rick and Frank White, initially worked on new commercial HVAC installations. Services now include commercial HVAC as well as mechanical piping, plumbing and energy management work. The company boasts a 90 percent rate of repeat client business as a testimony to customer satisfaction. The company is active in the retail, office, church, ...

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Simmons Erosion Control Inc.

Simmons Erosion Control started small, but had big dreams. And, it did not take long for those dreams to become reality. Jennie McGee Simmons established the company in 2000 after growing up in the construction industry. Her grandfather started a construction company with a single dump truck. Her father, Joe McGee, runs a successful, well-respected road-building firm, and her brothers ...

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Community Bancshares Inc.

One of the Southeast’s fastest-growing financial institutions, Community Bank didn’t originate in a large, metropolitan area or with the usual bank business plan. Instead, Community Bancshares of Mississippi, Inc. was launched more than 100 years ago when 42 stockholders with $20,000 established Farmers and Merchants Bank in the heart of Mississippi poultry country, Forest. In just more than 18 years, ...

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Mendrop~Wages, LLC

Mendrop~Wages, LLC, specializes in most disciplines of civil engineering, surveying and project management and serves a variety of clients including both public and private entities. Founded in January 2001, by Blake Mendrop and Chad Wages with a staff of three, the company got off to a fast start by securing a contract with Mississippi Development Authority to manage the implementation ...

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IBM has launched a marketing campaign that lays out the company’s effort to build a smarter planet, based on communication between carrots and climate-controlled tractor-trailers, red lights and traffic patterns and all manner of other unorthodox communication, SmartSynch, a Jackson-based smart grid intelligence company, wants that to happen with the electric grid. In other words, every point on the grid ...

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Venture Technologies

In the early 1980s, Norman Katool, CPA, and Gerard Gibert were providing information technology (IT) consulting and auditing services to clients of a Jackson CPA firm when they began to be intrigued by the microcomputer phenomenon that was transforming businesses as well as governments. They wanted to become involved, but how? Taking a leap into the unknown, Gibert responded to ...

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