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Manufacturer to invest $4 million, create 30 jobs in Brookhaven

  MBJ Staff Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Co. is expanding to Brookhaven, investing $4 million and creating 30 jobs, with hiring to start the first week of March. Headquartered in Des Moines, Ia., Keystone manufactures protection and control relay panels, medium voltage switchgear and turnkey control centers used in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. The company is purchasing ...

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VIP Cinema files for Chapter 11, plans to preserve jobs

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – VIP Cinema Seating, the largest maker of luxury reclining seats for movie theaters, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Reuters reported. The move will help preserve 373 jobs, the company said. It hopes to emerge from bankruptcy by mid-April. VIP, which was founded in 2008, has grown to become the largest ...

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Halter Marine plans $10 million expansion, creation of 100 jobs

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore Inc., a ship maintenance and repair company, is expanding in Pascagoula. The project is a $10 million corporate investment and will create 100 jobs. The expansion will enable the company to perform commercial repair work for larger ships and oil platforms that require greater size and lifting capacity. It is adding dock space and ...

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Milwaukee Tool to open 3rd Olive Branch center, hire 100

MBJ Staff Milwaukee Tool is locating a third distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is an $8.7 million corporate investment and has created nearly 100 jobs over the last year in preparation for the distribution center’s opening this spring. Milwaukee Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty portable electric power tools and accessories for consumers. The company, which has ...

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MMA names Renee Johnson director of insurance services

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association has named Renee Johnson Director of Insurance Services. Johnson, who as been with MMA since 2004, replaces Foster Welburn, who retired in December after 23 years with the association. As Director of Insurance Services, Johnson’s responsibilities will be to oversee the division’s workers’ compensation, multi-state coverages, commercial property, umbrella coverage, loss control and claim services, and ...

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Foam maker to spend $4.1 million, add 90 jobs

Polyurethane foam manufacturer Innocor is increasing production at its two facilities in Baldwyn. The expansion marks a $4.1 million corporate investment and will create 90 jobs. The expansion will include doubling Innocor’s manufacturing capacity on one of its manufacturing lines. The company also will move another manufacturing line into what was previously used as a distribution center. The addition of ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — An Unofficial 2020 Tesla Model 3 Review

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 clicked past 3,000 miles with the AutoSteer engaged, the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control clocking 75 mph, and Old Dominion’s One Man Band blaring from the stellar sound system. For those in the market, here is an unofficial, unsanctioned 3,000-mile review. Ordering the Model 3 The Tesla Model 3’s relatively low price, AutoPilot, liberal return policy (7 ...

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Oxford’s Winchester plant lands $75M ammunition order

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal OXFORD — The Olin Corp. Winchester Division plant in Oxford was awarded a $75,782,692 contract extension for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition. The work will be performed in Oxford, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Olin dedicated its $100 million, 500,000-square-foot centerfire manufacturing plant in Oxford in 2011. Olin opened ...

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Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers

Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales. The Japanese automaker wouldn’t say how many employees it is targeting to leave, how much money it expects to save, or give details of the severance offers. The offers are being made to factory and ...

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Frozen-food maker to invest $27.3 million, add 15 jobs

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, is increasing capacity in Oakland. The project is a $27.3 million corporate investment that will add 15 jobs to the work force, raising the total number of employees to 450. “For 13 years, Ajinomoto Foods has been growing its Oakland operations, providing gainful employment for hundreds of Mississippians ...

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