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Scotts bringing operations to Rankin County

PEARL — Officials from The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company, the lawn and garden products company, have announced the company is locating production operations in Pearl. The project represents a company investment of approximately $17 million and will create 95 new jobs, once fully operational. From its new location, the company will produce its consumer lawn and garden brands. Scotts’ operations will be ...

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Charter Bank opening another Coast office

GULFPORT — Charter Bank will celebrate the grand opening of its new Gulfport office on U.S. 49 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will include State Sen. Billy Hewes III and Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel. The public is invited to attend the event, enjoy refreshments and meet the staff. The Gulfport Charter Bank team consists ...

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Worthington expanding New Albany plant

NEW ALBANY — Officials from Worthington Cylinders, a Worthington Industries company and a global supplier of pressure tanks and pressure cylinders, is expanding operations at its facility in New Albany. The expansion represents a company investment of more than $11 million and will create 80 new jobs over the next five years; 30 of those jobs will be added this ...

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Albany Industries buys plant, expanding

TIPPAH COUNTY — Albany Industries is expanding its manufacturing base into Tippah County with the recent purchase of the 260,000-square-foot Agracel facility in the North Ripley Industrial Park. Production capacity had reached a peak in the company’s New Albany facility and additional manufacturing space was needed, according to Richie McLarty, president of Albany Industries. Company representatives indicate that as many ...

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Southern Motion unveils expansion

PONTOTOC — Officials from Southern Motion, a reclining furniture manufacturer, have announced the company is expanding its operations to accommodate an increase in production, and will construct a new 180,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its current operation in Pontotoc. The expansion represents a company investment of $7 million and will create a minimum of 200 new jobs over the next two ...

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ATK abandons expansion, repays state funds

IUKA — The Mississippi Development Authority says a Minneapolis-based company has canceled plans to add 600 jobs in Tishomingo County, and has repaid $30 million in state incentive payments. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Saturday that Alliant Techsystems Inc. cited the economic downturn and a need to consolidate work on Airbus airplanes. ATK announced in February 2009 that it ...

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Guardian Fiberglass expanding plant

OLIVE BRANCH — Guardian Fiberglass Inc. is expanding operations at its facility in Olive Branch to accommodate an increase in production. Plant manager Jeff Whitaker says the $9.5-million expansion will create 30 new jobs at the plant, which produces white and yellow loosefill and batt fiberglass insulation for residential and commercial construction industries. Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi ...

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DG Foods expanding, adding jobs

GALLMAN — A Copiah County chicken processing facility is expanding its operation and adding 200 jobs. DG Foods is investing about $2.78 million to prepare the plant for an increase in production after the company was awarded a contract with BAR-S, a food processor and distributor. The facility is adding two new labor intensive processes. The first will allow DG ...

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Johnson Construction awarded hospital contracts

BRANDON — Johnson Construction has recently been awarded three construction contracts for various projects at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The first is a $3.3-million contract for the 14,000-square-foot renovation of the Adult Short Stay Surgical Suites. Johnson Construction was also awarded a $4.6-million contract regarding the pediatric emergency department. The newly renovated and expanded Pediatric ICU and Emergency ...

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Supervisors debating tax break for expansion

MENDENHALL — Simpson County supervisors are considering a tax exemption for an anticipated expansion of an underground natural gas storage facility now under construction. Supervisors met this week with officials of Mississippi Hub, a unit of San Diego-based Sempra Energy. Under state law, companies that invest more than $100 million in the state can seek a payment in lieu of ...

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