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Forbes names Sanderson Farms among America’s Best Employers

Sanderson Farms, Inc., has been named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine. Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third largest poultry producer, employs nearly 500 people at its Flowood facility, which processes over 2 million pounds of poultry per week. The 2019 America’s Best Employers list ranks the top 500 employers in the U.S. across 25 different industries and markets. ...

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An Approaching Presence: EastGroup 7th among U.S. REIT money makers

By TED CARTER mbj@msbusiness.com Sustained success leasing 42 million square-feet of warehouse distribution space in fast-growing Sun Belt markets has made Jackson real estate investment trust EastGroup Properties one of the nation’s best bets for a strong return on a REIT investment, rankings show. The enterprise that Jackson real estate investor Leland Speed established nearly 30 years ago has reached ...

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Industry expects little sales impact from JAMA study linking egg consumption to cardiovascular disease

By BECKY GILLETTE mbj@msbusiness.com Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the largest producer of shell eggs in the U.S., sold approximately 1,037.7 million dozen shell eggs in fiscal 2018, representing about 20 percent of the domestic egg production. But how will sales of eggs from Cal-Maine Foods and other suppliers be affected by a report March 19 in the Journal of American Medicine ...

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Callon Petroleum says it plans to relocate its official HQ

Callon Petroleum says it’ll move its official headquarters to Houston, but that dozens of employees based in a Mississippi city would remain rooted there.The company announced Tuesday that the more than three-dozen Natchez-based Callon employees would stay firmly rooted in the city. Callon CEO Joe Gatto tells the Natchez Democrat that the decision to officially move the corporate headquarters provides ...

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C Spire Cloud Metro Edge service wins top cloud computing industry award

The managed services unit for C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has won a national cloud computing industry award for expansion of its Cloud Metro Edge services across most of the Midwest and Southeastern regions of the U.S. C Spire was one of 21 cloud-based firms across the country honored by Cloud Computing Magazine and TMC for ...

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Hundreds of millions being invested at Ingalls Shipbuilding

By BECKY GILLETTE The east bank, which was the original site of Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Recently the parent company of Ingalls, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the state’s largest private employer, announced plans to rebuild the east bank which primarily involves the addition of large, covered manufacturing areas for construction of ...

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