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Port asks county to borrow for wood pellet facility

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula is asking Jackson County to borrow up to $24 million for wood pellet exporting facility. The Port of Pascagoula is preparing a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The export facility will have silos, an unloading facility for trucks and rail cars and a conveyor delivery system to the wharf. ...

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Chromcraft Revington sells to Colorado company

SENATOBIA — Sport-Haley Holdings has completed its $3.45 million purchase of furniture maker Chromcraft Revington. The company, which is based in West Lafayette, Ind., has a factory in Senatobia. Apparel maker Sport-Haley of Denver paid $2.7 million, and has promised to pay another $750,000 when Chromcraft’s plant in Delphi, Ind., is sold or mortgaged, or 180 days after the merger ...

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County waiting to hear from Elevance on liquid loading dock

NATCHEZ — An engineer working for Adams County says officials there are awaiting a few key details from Elevance Renewable Sciences before the county moves forward with construction of a liquid loading dock for the Elevance project at the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county committed to building the liquid loading dock as part of an overall economic recruitment agreement to ...

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Toyota Boshoku expanding, adding nearly 200 workers

MANTACHIE — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said today that it’s investing $21 million at the plant it opened in 2011 in Mantachie, where it makes seat components and door panels for the Toyota Corolla. The parts go to a Toyota Motor Corp. plant that makes the Corolla ...

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VT Halter already has takers for new floating dock

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine Inc. says it’s already got customers for its newest floating dry dock. The dock is part of an overall expansion plan at the south yard in Pascagoula. The south yard is same location where VT Halter Marine is adding a repair facility for semi-submersible drilling rigs and Panamax-size ships. Bill Skinner, VT Halter Marine CEO, ...

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Not feeling hammered — Contractors report growing optimism

There are finally some hard signs that the nonresidential construction industry is coming out of the largest decline in decades, though the impact of the recent federal shutdown and a dwindling pool of available construction workers could curb some of that optimism. The latest Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Confidence Index (CCI) finds optimism was up among contractors nationwide during ...

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several new practice areas. “Most recently, ...

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Pipe fittings manufacturer finds site for plant

ACKERMAN — Mississippi Forge, a manufacturer of pipe fittings, will locate a plant in Ackerman in North Mississippi. The company announced yesterday that the $9-million corporate investment will create 60 new jobs over three years. Mississippi Forge is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same facility once housed Taylor Forge, which operated in 1960’s before becoming ...

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Barbour participates in dedication of training center

PASCAGOULA — Former Gov. Haley Barbour was on hand Tuesday for the formal dedication of an $18.9-million workforce development building that will house training programs for hundreds of workers. The Sun Herald reports the Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Facility will be used by the Ingalls shipyard for its apprentice program. Barbour said the facility also is a key to ...

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Mississippi Forge (PVF) locating operations in Ackerman

Mississippi Forge (PVF), Inc. has announced it is making a $9 million corporate investment and creating 60 new jobs over three years by locating manufacturing operations in Ackerman, Miss. Mississippi Forge, manufacturer of steel forged flanges and fittings for use in piping systems, is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same facility once housed Taylor Forge, ...

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