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Furniture maker to open plant, create 100 jobs

    MBJ staff Delta Furniture Manufacturing announced Wednesday it will locate in the 80,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Astrolounger in Houlka. The Chickasaw County project represents a corporate investment of $432,000 and will create 100 jobs. Delta Furniture also has manufacturing operations in Pontotoc, where the company has 180 employees. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of ...

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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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Mississippi plans incentives for tire plant, shipyard

Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives beginning Thursday for a tire plant and a shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs. Gov. Phil Bryant called a special legislative session Wednesday, a day after a lawmaker told The Associated Press that such legislation was imminent. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, ...

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Winston Veneer and Plywood seeking hourly workers

LOUISVILLE — One of the area’s largest new employers will start interviewing for hourly workers next month. Officials with Winston Veneer and Plywood in Louisville say they are on track to start the interviewing process in February. They say job offers for the first of as many as 350 workers could start in March. WTVA-TV reports the plant under construction ...

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OSHA cites Corinth company for 11 violations after accidents

One of Corinth’s largest manufacturers, the 160-employee Mississippi Polymers Inc., has been hit with a $56,300 fine after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 11 serious safety violations. The citations issued Jan. 14 say Mississippi Polymers exposed its workers to unguarded machinery and other safety hazards, OSHA said in a press notice ...

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Oakland Frozen food maker Ajinomoto Windsor adding new line, 60 jobs

Frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto Windsor, formerly known as Windsor Foods, will add 60 jobs with the addition of a new production line at its plant in Oakland. The Yalobusha County project represents a corporate investment of more than $20 million. Ajinomoto Windsor opened its 140,000-square-foot facility in Oakland in 2007 with 250 workers. The company also added jobs in 2010 ...

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Mississippi Manufacturers Association names officers

Michael Thomas, Manager of Land, Government and Public Affairs of The North American Coal Corp. in Ackerman, has been named the 2015-2016 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Board of Directors. Thomas joined North American Coal in 1998 as Manager of Human Resources, Safety and Training, and in 2002, he became Manager of Land, Government and Public Affairs. Before joining ...

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  Furniture maker to open Amory plant, create 140 jobs

MBJ staff American Furniture announced on Tuesday it is expanding its presence in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory. The project represents a corporate investment of $560,000 and the creation of 140 jobs. American Furniture has existing manufacturing operations in Ecru, where the company has 757 employees. American Furniture is locating six manufacturing lines in the 130,000-square-foot facility most ...

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Auto parts maker to open plant in Tishomingo County

Jack Weatherly An auto parts maker, hago Automotive Corp., will open a $10 million plant in Tishomingo County and hire 80 workers, the company announced Friday. The company  says it is expecting to begin operations by mid-2016. Gov. Phil Bryant said in a news release that “Mississippi’s automotive industry is a major economic driver for our state, and hago’s decision to locate in northeast Mississippi ...

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