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Georgia-Pacific names Breazeale Public Affairs Manager

Georgia-Pacific has announced that Jessica Breazeale has joined its mill in Monticello as Public Affairs Manager. A native of Copiah County, Breazeale has been in public relations for 15 years. Breazeale will focus on using internal and external communications to increase facility long-term value and understanding of the facilities’ operations. Breazeale is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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Greater than ever: Toyota has high expectations for next-generation Corolla

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS • When Toyota Mississippi rolled out a “Blueprint”-colored Corolla amid smoke and flashing lights onto a stage Monday, the hundreds of guests and team members gathered to watch cheered heartily. The newest Corolla, the 12th-generation compact car that’s the entry level vehicle in the Toyota family, will be on dealership showrooms and ...

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Northrop Grumman recognized with Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers with Manufacturing Leadership Awards for three of its aircraft manufacturing capabilities. The cutting-edge capabilities harness metadata, analytics, and virtual and augmented reality in multiple Northrop Grumman manufacturing programs. The company was recognized for the following technologies: The assembly metadata integration project extracts quality data from automated systems on ...

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South Carolina firm plans $2M Mississippi branch, hiring 20

A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi’s Delta region, hiring 20 people. Blue Ridge Foods announced Tuesday that it has bought a warehouse in Greenwood to expand distribution and reach suppliers west of the Mississippi River. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says the company is eligible for income, franchise, sales and ...

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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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