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Mining equipment maker invests $15 million to add 150 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY The Weir Group, a Glasgow, Scotland-based mining equipment manufacturer, announced Wednesday that it is investing $15 million in its Newton manufacturing facility as part of a $50 million plan supporting an additional 150 jobs at the plant. When the investment plan is complete, employment will increase to more than 400 workers, a 60 percent increase from 2016. ...

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Engine maker to add 250 jobs to Hattiesburg plant

By Jack Weatherly Kohler Engines, a manufacturer of industrial gasoline and diesel engines, announced Tuesday that it is expanding its Hattiesburg facility and adding 250 full-time jobs over the next two years. It produces engines primarily for zero-turn radius mowers and residential lawn mowers. The company’s existing Hattiesburg operations currently employ 350 full-time workers in addition to temporary, seasonal employees ...

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Furniture maker to expand in north Mississippi

A company that makes upholstered furniture is investing $2.5 million to expand its operations in north Mississippi, with plans to hire 30 new workers. Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery announced Thursday that it would increase furniture production at its New Albany plant to meet growing demand. The company makes pieces for associated company City Furniture, a Florida-based furniture retailer with 19 ...

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ABB to invest $36 million, add 50 jobs in Senatobia expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY Global manufacturing technology leader ABB announced Tuesday it will expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Senatobia two and one-half years after it began operations in Tate County. The $36 million corporate investment will create 50 jobs, bringing to 150 of the 300 projected jobs announced in September 2016. ABB, which is based in Zurich, Switzerland, occupied the ...

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Taylor Machine Works adds dealer

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. has announced a new dealer, NMC Material Handling, in the Taylor and Sudden Service, Inc. dealer network. Located in Omaha, Neb., NMC Material Handling is, like Taylor, privately owned. Taylor Machine Works Inc., founded in 1927, manufactures heavy-duty lift trucks, fork lifts and container handlers. It has 18 Factory Direct Stores across 11 states.

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New Corolla rollout to be celebrated March 18

BLUE SPRINGS – The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla will officially roll of the assembly line at Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs on March 18. “The Corolla has been a good-selling car for us, and I think the new model will be even better,” said Jim Nichols, fleet manager and factory relations liaison at Carlock Toyota in Tupelo. Toyota Motor Co. has ...

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Natchez paper manufacturer fined more than $300,000

NATCHEZ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited von Drehle Corp. – a paper products manufacturer – for several workplace safety hazards that put employees at risk of injury at its facility in Natchez, Mississippi. The paper manufacturer faces $303,657 in penalties, including one for the maximum amount allowed by law. An OSHA inspection ...

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US automakers: Don’t slap tariffs on imported cars

DETROIT • America’s auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump’s tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress. Late Sunday, the Commerce Department sent the White House a report on the results of an investigation Trump had ordered of ...

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Cooper Tire sales and profit down for volume drops

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday reported earnings of $77 million for all of 2018, a 19 percent drop from the $95 million it earned a year earlier. Sales totaled $2.81 billion, down from $2.85 billion. The results included a $34 million goodwill impairment charge. The Findlay, Ohio-based company said consolidated unit volume fell 2.4 percent. For the fourth ...

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Northeast Mississippi furniture company to expand, hiring 71

A northeast Mississippi furniture maker is investing $500,000 in an expansion, with plans to hire 71 new employees over four years. HomeStretch announced the expansion of its Nettleton plant on Thursday. The plant, which opened in 2010 and makes upholstered reclining furniture, now has 430 employees. Company President Skipper Holliman says the company is trying to fill growing demand. HomeStretch ...

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