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University wants to buy old Whirlpool plant for $20M

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi wants to spend $20 million to transform the former Whirlpool plant into a recreation facility and transportation hub. The Oxford Eagle reports the project is part of a $95-million wish list Ole Miss has presented to the state College Board. Ole Miss bought the 69-acre site for $3.4 million about two years ago. Whirlpool, ...

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Viking Range opening clinic for workers, dependents

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has unveiled plans for the Viking Health and Wellness Center, which will provide health and wellness services for Viking employees and their covered dependents on the Viking health plan. The health clinic will be in downtown Greenwood in a building owned by Viking and will be managed by Mississippi-based Medical Analysis, LLC, provider of health and ...

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Viking Range to pay penalty for alleged defects

GREENWOOD — The Viking Range Corporation will pay a $450,000 civil penalty for failing to report defects in its refrigerators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the agreement yesterday. The CPSC had alleged Greenwood-based Viking was aware for years of a defect involving its refrigerator door hinge support mechanisms that resulted in incidents and injuries to consumers but failed ...

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MDA reopens ARRA-funded appliance rebate program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has reopened for additional consumer reservations the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP), a first-come, first-served program encouraging Mississippians to replace old, inefficient appliances with new energy-efficient ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances. 
 The SEEARP, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, kicked off April 22, and within two months 100 percent of ...

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Appliance ‘clunkers’ program off and running

The State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, after four months of development, kicked off last week. Essentially a cash for clunkers program for appliances, the program offers consumers who buy new Energy Star appliances rebates that range from $50 to $750, based on the price of the new appliance. Appliances have to be purchased on or after April 22 to ...

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