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Taylor International Announces New Dealer in Panama

Taylor International has recently established a new dealer, Montacargas Panama Pacifico, S. A., in Panama City, Panama, according to Hal Nowell, Director of Sales for Taylor International.  “Panama is a very central and dynamic market and extremely important to Taylor International, and we made it a priority to partner with a dealer that could provide our existent and new customers ...

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Vicksburg Forest Products to invest $40 million, add 60 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Vicksburg Forest Products announced Wednesday that it will expand its lumber mill operation. The project is a $40 million corporate investment and will create 60 jobs. Vicksburg Forest Products, which is headquartered in Jackson, purchased the Vicksburg sawmill from the Anderson-Tully Co. in May 2018 and converted it to a pine lumber operation. Anderson-Tully had produced hardwood ...

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Navistar investing $8 million, adding 500 jobs to West Point plant

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Military vehicle manufacturer Navistar Defense LLC is adding 500 new jobs to its West Point facility as it invests $8 million to upgrade it. “Navistar Defense’s decision to add hundreds of new jobs for the people of Clay County is a strong testament to our state’s business climate and our dedicated, skilled manufacturing workforce,” ...

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Taylor Trak Pro new product manager announced

Sudden Service, Inc. Director Davis Taylor recently announced Heath Behel as the new Aftermarket Product Manager of Taylor Trak Pro. “Heath has been Product Manager of Vision Plus for over eight years and now will be also managing this division for Taylor Trak Pro. Under his direction, Vision Plus sales have increased over 350 percent in the last three years,” ...

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Iuka roll steel components maker to invest $6.9 million, add 30 jobs

Steel components manufacturer and supplier Samuel Roll Form Group, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. (USA) Inc., is expanding operations in Iuka. The company is investing $6.9 million in the project and will create 30 more jobs by May, increasing employment at its facility to approximately 160. Samuel Roll Form Group provides heavy roll-formed steel products to major industries, ...

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4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Matt Albence, announced the indictments as the documents were unsealed Thursday. Their announcement happened a day ...

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Cooper Tire reports second quarter 2020 Results

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) today reported a second quarter 2020 net loss of $6 million, or diluted loss per share of $0.12, compared with net income of $9 million, or $0.18 diluted earnings per share, for the same period last year. Second Quarter Highlights Global unit volume decreased 27.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2019. The ...

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Ashley Furniture to invest $22 million, add 130 jobs

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is expanding operations at its facilities in Verona and Saltillo in Lee County. The expansions represent a corporate investment of $22 million and will create 130 jobs across the two facilities. The company plans to fill the 130 positions by the spring. Ashley Furniture employs more than 3,000 workers across its four north Mississippi locations in ...

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Amazon buys 69 acres at Madison County Mega Site

Amazon has purchased 69 acres in Madison County, according to a published report. The acreage purchase follows two expansions by the giant distributor in the past two years in Mississippi. On Wednesday, Amazon was already doing site preparation, according to The Madison County Journal, which broke the story. Madison County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Joseph Deason told The Journal ...

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Mercedes-Benz adds Cooper Tire to another SUV

The Cooper Discoverer SRXLE tire, which is made at Cooper’s plant in Tupelo, has been selected by Mercedes-Benz as original equipment on the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, the automaker’s next generation full-size SUV. The Cooper Discoverer SRXLE is a premium all-season SUV and CUV tire that the company says has earned acclaim for superior innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship. Discoverer ...

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