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Independent Roofing Systems, Inc. recognized

Independent Roofing Systems, Inc., 5090 McRaven Road in Jackson, has earned the 2015 Master Contractor Award from Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive product portfolio for commercial building performance solutions. From a network of more than 3,000 Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors, the Jackson firm is one of 256 to ...

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Mississippi drops 2 notches in CEO survey of best states for business

Mississippi landed in 39th place in the 2015 Chief Executive magazine survey of best states to do business based on surveys of chief executive officers around the country. The ranking represented a drop of two spots from the 2014 list. While Mississippi found itself sandwiched between West Virginia and Maryland, neighboring Tennessee landed in fourth place and Louisiana in seventh. ...

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Corinth Coca-Cola expands into west Tennessee

CORINTH — Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. has expanded its distribution territory farther into west Tennessee, officially entering the Jackson and Paris markets. The company already served Lexington, Tennessee. Corinth Coca-Cola’s expanded territory rights were first announced in April 2013. In a three-way deal, Corinth obtained distribution rights and related assets from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., which first received those ...

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Company: Natchez recycling plant to open in month

  MBJ staff and wire Company officials say Delta-Energy should start operations in Natchez within a month to five weeks. The company announced plans in February to open a carbon solids and hydrocarbon recapturing facility on 30 acres of the former International Paper property. Delta-Energy’s John Rollins told The Natchez Democrat the company has moved the equipment from its first ...

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Sometimes it’s better to receive — U.S. gaining more China jobs than it’s losing

By TED CARTER The newest assessment of the movement of jobs and investment back to the United States from oversees shows 2014 continued to tilt the jobs competition in the U.S.’s favor. But the United States is still three million to four million jobs short of regaining the number lost since the emergence of Asia, China in particular, as industrial giants. ...

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S.C., Georgia reported atop Volvo's list for new car plant

An article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday said  Volvo Cars is down to South Carolina and another unnamed state for its planned $500 million factory. Reuters reported the short list Friday, citing unnamed individuals. The second state, people with knowledge of the situation have told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is Georgia. The two states, they have said, have been the top ...

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Mississippi economic index shows first rise since fall

Components of the Mississippi Leading Index, or MLI, collectively rose 0.6 percent in February, the first increase since October, state economists report. The value of the index increased 3.9 percent from the previous February, according to the April issue of Mississippi’s Business, an economic monitoring newsletter published by the University Research Center, an arm of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher ...

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