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New Mississippi boat maker invests $1.6M and hires 75

A new company has begun making boats in northeast Mississippi and hired 75 people. Avid Boats in Amory says it’s investing $1.6 million to make aluminum bass boats and center console bay boats. Avid plans to make 750 boats next year and 1,500 annually by 2022. President Phillip Faulkner previously founded Amory boat maker NauticStar. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy ...

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True Temper Sports rebrands, unifies as TRUE Sports, Inc.

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – True Temper Sports, a sporting goods manufacturer with a legacy of over 100 years of providing premium performance equipment to professional and amateur athletes alike, is unifying its breadth of products under one name, TRUE Sports. True Temper built its reputation by manufacturing elite golf shafts used by top professional golfers around the world, ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Monroe Chamber, school districts collaborate for workforce development

AMORY – Economic incentives and available industrial sites are important components when it comes to attracting industry, but economic developers, cities and counties don’t have as firm of a ground to stand on without a solid workforce. Continued partnerships between the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and the county’s school districts are yielding progress to plant early interest and harbor ...

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NauticStar Boats acquired for nearly $80M

NauticStar Boats, founded in Amory 15 years ago, has been acquired by MasterCraft for $79.8 million, the companies announced Monday. NauticStar manufactures and distributes 18- to 28-foot, bay boats, deck boats and offshore center console boats. NauticStar owner and founder Phillip M. Faulkner said “MasterCraft is an iconic brand known for quality, performance and innovation. Our entire organization is excited ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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OSHA fines Amory boat builder $66,000

Nautic Star LLC of Amory has been cited for 23 safety and health violations and fined $66,000 by the federal Occupational and Safety and Health Administration. Fifteen of the violations were considered serious. Among them are: Failure to provide training to protect workers from engine startup. Not providing hazard communications. Failure to cover 55-gallon barrels that contain flammable liquids. Electrical ...

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  Furniture maker to open Amory plant, create 140 jobs

MBJ staff American Furniture announced on Tuesday it is expanding its presence in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory. The project represents a corporate investment of $560,000 and the creation of 140 jobs. American Furniture has existing manufacturing operations in Ecru, where the company has 757 employees. American Furniture is locating six manufacturing lines in the 130,000-square-foot facility most ...

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Union says company will move work from China to Mississippi

AMORY — The United Steelworkers union says workers at the True Temper Sports plant in Amory have ratified a new contract with the sporting goods maker. The 200 workers at the plant make steel tubes used in golf club shafts and other items by the company, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Steelworkers District Director Daniel Flippo said Saturday that the contract includes ...

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Possible tornado hits Monroe County, no deaths reported

AMORY — Trees and buildings are damaged in Monroe County after a possible tornado hit Amory and Smithville. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Robert “Bunky” Goza says no deaths or injuries were reported from the storm, which hit about 9 a.m. Monday. Goza says tree damage is widespread in central Amory, with power out. Harbormaster Scott Cox says trees ...

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