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Wessel promoted to president, CEO at Quality Steel

Sean Wessel has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Steel Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure vessels based in Cleveland with production facilities located in Mississippi, Ohio and Utah. Wessel succeeds Jim Tims, who recently assumed the role of Chairman of the Board for LT Corporation, the parent company to Quality Steel.

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Ann Griffin promoted to partner at Bryan Nelson P.A.

The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. in Hattiesburg recently announced Ann Griffin’s recent promotion to partner. Griffin concentrates her practice in the areas of wills and estates, guardianships and conservatorships, family law, and automobile liability litigation. Griffin joined Bryan Nelson P.A. in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Griffin received ...

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Manufacturers group names Hillman, Wright to positions

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) named Shannon Hillman as Director of Membership and Educational Services, and Kelly Wright as Director of Government Affairs. Hillman will have the responsibilities of recruiting new and retaining current members, conducting board elections, coordinating and fundraising for MMA events, tracking union activity in the state, and assisting members as needed. Prior to joining MMA in ...

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Police, fire wear maker moving from Oxford to Batesville, adding 150 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Blauer Manufacturing, which makes uniforms and protective wear for police officers and firefighters, will expand its operations in north Mississippi in a $2.4 million corporate investment and creation of 150 jobs over three years.  Located in Lafayette County, Blauer is moving to the former Batesville Casket Company plant in Batesville. The company, which employs about 150 workers ...

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Alloy ingredient firm sets $10M Mississippi plant, hiring 25

A maker of steel and aluminum alloy ingredients is opening a plant in northeast Mississippi. Traxys Cometals Processing announced Thursday that it’s investing $10 million and will hire 25 workers. The plant will be completed this month at Yellow Creek Port on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway near Burnsville. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Yellow Creek is borrowing state ...

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Bryant names new district attorney to replace incoming judge

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming a deputy prosecutor to take over as district attorney in southeast Mississippi.Bryant on Wednesday named Angel Myers McIlraith to replace Tony Lawrence, who was elected last week to the state Court of Appeals and will take office in January. Once Lawrence becomes judge, McIlraith will become district attorney for Jackson, George and Greene counties. McIlraith ...

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Mississippi garment factory says it may close without new contract

A northeast Mississippi factory that makes military garments warns it may close if it can’t get another contract.Mississippi Department of Employment Security records show Golden Manufacturing has warned its 80 employees that they could be laid off by Jan. 4.The company, located in the town of Golden, tells the state agency that its current government contract is ending. Managers are ...

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Ajinomoto Foods to expand in Oakland, Mississippi

A frozen food manufacturer is expanding its operations in Mississippi, investing $22 million and creating 76 jobs over four years. Ajinomoto Foods North America, formerly known as Ajinomoto Windsor, makes and markets specialty frozen foods for consumers, commercial restaurants and foodservice operations from nine plants in six states. The company opened in Mississippi’s Yalobusha County in 2007 and added jobs ...

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MMA names Andrew Mallinson, Chairman of the Board and Pat Thomasson, Secretary-Treasurer

Andrew Mallinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Multicraft International in Pelahatchie has been named the 2018-2019 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors. Mallinson has more than 25 years of Multicraft leadership experience and in an ownership position since 1991. Prior to joining Multicraft in 1987, Mallinson was a management consultant at Ernst & Young in ...

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Officials: Arson caused Mississippi furniture factory fire

Officials say they believe a fire at a northeast Mississippi furniture factory was arson. Three buildings at American Furniture Co. in Ecru were destroyed in an Oct. 12 fire. Chief Deputy state Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says investigators found a broken door, plus video of someone entering the building. Investigators conclude someone intentionally set the fire inside the building and ...

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