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MMA names Director and Deputy Director of Finance and Administration

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has named Morgan Stokes as Director of Finance and Administration and Stacey Smith has been named Deputy Director of Finance and Administration. Stokes will replace Debra Stumpf, the association’s longest-tenured employee of 47 years, who will retire at the end of this year. In addition, Stacey Smith has been named Deputy Director of Finance and ...

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MMA names 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board and Secretary-Treasurer

Rusty Berryhill, President of Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery in New Albany, has been named the 2019-2020 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors. In addition, Jane Moss, Chief Financial Officer of Viking Range in Greenwood was named Secretary-Treasurer of the MMA Board. In 2002, Berryhill partnered with Keith Koenig of Fort Lauderdale, FL-based City Furniture to start ...

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Continental celebrates completion of plant

Continental AG tires rolled out one of its first tires made at its plant near Clinton on Wednesday and the Germany-based company rolled out the red carpet for state and local officials and selected guests to celebrate the completion of the construction of the facility. The construction process began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests joined 250 Continental employees for the ...

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Low profile, but covering the world: Gum Tree Fabrics marks 30 years of growth

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • For three decades, Gum Tree Fabrics has kept a relatively low profile in the city where it was founded. And that’s the way company officials want, preferring to let its business speak for itself. Located in a nondescript 200,000-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Tupelo’s industrial center, Gum Tree is a wholesale upholstery ...

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Manufacturer to add 25 jobs as part of $1.5 million Clarksdale expansion

MBJ staff Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel carts and storage products for commercial and industrial applications, is expanding in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of approximately $1.5 million and will create 25 jobs. Saf-T-Cart produces cylinder carts, cages, pallets, truck beds and trailers. The company is adding 18,000 square feet onto its current 150,000-square-foot facility to accommodate its growing ...

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Device maker to create 100 distribution jobs in Olive Branch

Medical device manufacturer and supplier Zimmer Biomet is growing its distribution operations by establishing a facility in Olive Branch. The project will create 100 jobs, according to a release from the Mississippi Development Authority. Zimmer Biomet will lease 120,000 square feet of a 420,000-square-foot facility. From there, the company will distribute its products to medical facilities around the world. “Zimmer Biomet is ...

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Nissan names head of China business to be new CEO

Nissan has tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and chief executive, to help lead a recovery from the leadership crisis and sinking profitability that followed the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, last year. Uchida is replacing Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned after acknowledging receiving dubious income. The Japanese automaker announced Uchida’s appointment ...

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Toyota Wellspring celebrates 10 years

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal   TUPELO • For 10 years, the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund has worked to expose, educate and connect students to careers and a better future in Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties. “This has created so many opportunities for young people in our region,” said Pontotoc County Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson, who serves on the ...

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Toyota will build SUV at Alabama plant with Mazda

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal In a switch that could benefit the Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs, Toyota Motor Corp. said recently it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than the Corolla. Toyota Mississipp, which began production of the Corolla in 2011, employs some 2,000 team members ...

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F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. breaks ground in North Harrison County Industrial Complex

The Harrison County Development Commission and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors announce today’s 3 pm. groundbreaking for F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. on the 12-acre site in the North Harrison County Industrial Complex for expanding its operations in Mississippi. The Fulton based commercial wall and ceiling contractor is well diversified with 12 divisions specializing in Manufacturing, Design, Construction Technology, ...

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