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Amory boat maker expanding, adding 30 new jobs

AMORY — NauticStar will expand its Monroe County factory to build larger boats, adding 30 jobs. The recreational boat maker, which currently employs 130, announced its plans yesterday. The privately-owned 12-year-old company says it will invest $460,000 to add 20,000 square feet, connecting two buildings that currently total 160,000 square feet. NauticStar President Phil Faulkner says the boat market has ...

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Nissan ramping up employment at Canton plant to 6,000-plus

CANTON — A Nissan Motor Co. contractor has begun seeking applicants for 500 workers as part of the automaker’s buildup to begin producing a new model in Mississippi. The hiring will push the combined number of Nissan and contract employees at its Canton plant to more than 6,000 for the first time. The total currently stands at more than 5,600. ...

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Kemira unveils plans for plant expansion in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Global chemicals company Kemira is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen. The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs. “Kemira is very pleased with our recent acquisition of the Aberdeen site, and we are quickly implementing our first expansion project to our initial dry polymer operation in North America,” ...

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Baker Donelson again expands footprint in Florida

JACKSON — Baker Donelson has opened an office in Tallahassee, Fla., marking the law firm’s third new location in Florida in three years. The firm’s chairman and CEO Ben C. Adams said, “Tallahassee is the next step in expanding our presence in the state and strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our clients who do business in Florida.” ...

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State Port to let bids for major expansion project

GULFPORT — The Port Authority Board will advertise for bids on two large contracts for building tenant facilities and support services on the west pier at the state port in Gulfport. All the dirt moving and site preparation for the port’s expansion will soon give way to $100 million in construction. “We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. ...

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Acco Brands investing $1.6M, adding 162 workers

BOONEVILLE — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment yesterday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building, and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist. The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office supplies under various brands including Mead, ...

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The First opening loan office in Baton Rouge

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, is opening of a new loan production office in Baton Rouge, La. M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, president and CEO of First Bancshares and The First, said, “We are excited to gain a larger presence in Louisiana with the entry into Baton Rouge and the addition ...

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Ceremony to be held for expansion of SMART system

STARKVILLE — A ceremony is being held today for expanding the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system. The ceremony is being held at the Palmeiro Center on the Mississippi State campus. Mississippi State president Mark Keenum says in a news release that the new service represents an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the ...

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Butler Snow expands Alabama presence; adds 19 attorneys

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded its Birmingham, Ala., office as 19 attorneys join the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in Birmingham to 24 and nearly 280 firm-wide. “We are pleased to have this group of attorneys join us in Birmingham, one of our strategic growth markets,” said Donald Clark Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. Attorney’s joining Butler Snow’s ...

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Butler Snow expands practice group, adds attorneys

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded its Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Practice Group as five attorneys join the firm in Denver and four join in Atlanta and Macon, Ga. “Butler Snow has placed a high level of importance on building a public finance practice with a national footprint,” said Donald Clark Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “These additions ...

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