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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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Ceiling tile maker to locate in Marshall County

MBJ staff Rockfon LLC announced Thursday that it will build a 130,000-square-foot plant in Marshall County to make acoustic ceiling panels, the Danish company’s first manufacturing facility in North America, and create at least 90 jobs over the next five years. The $42 million project will be built adjacent to the existing Roxul Inc. facility, which is located on more ...

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Cathead Vodka moving to Farish Street in Downtown Jackson

Downtown Jackson is set to become the new home of Cathead Distillery with an early December opening in a 20,000 square-foot building on South Farish Street behind the Jackson Convention Center Complex. Cathead’s new location at 422 S. Farish St. formerly housed the Mississippi School Book Co. For the past five years, Cathead Distillery has been building its distribution and ...

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Ingalls to christen US Coast Guard cutter Munro Saturday

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will christen its sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter this Saturday with the christening of the Munro. The Mississippi Press reports U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft is the keynote speaker for the 10 a.m. ceremony. Julie Sheehan, great-niece of ship namesake Douglas Munro, is the ship sponsor. Munro is the only ...

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Tissue maker plans Hattiesburg plant, will hire 230-260

By JACK WEATHERLY Tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel America Corp. announced on Thursday that it bought a building just constructed by another company in Hattiesburg and will hire 230 to 260  workers. Sofidel acquired the new 400,000-square-foot building  in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park From Green Bay Converting Inc., which had intended to set up expanded operations there. Green Bay will maintain operations at its ...

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Silicon plant marks opening in Tishomingo County

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Silicon officials were joined by state and local officials Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the 170,000-square-foot, $200 million plant in Burnsville. The Tishomingo County facility already employs 100 of its projected 200 employees. It started producing silicon metal in September. The company is owned by Rima Holdings USA, a subsidiary of Brazil’s Rima Industrial SA, ...

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