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Timber Products expanding its operations in Corinth

CORINTH — Timber Products Company, manufacturer of various wood products, is expanding operations at its hardwood plywood facility in Corinth by adding a clear ultraviolet plywood finishing process at the plant. The project represents a company investment of $350,000 and will create up to four new jobs and help retain the company’s 50 current employees, according to the Mississippi Development ...

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Timberland near Camp Shelby added to MSU's Bulldog Forest

FORREST COUNTY — A 352-acre tract of Forrest County timberland is now part of Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Forest program and the state’s only Army Compatible Use Buffer-designated property. Known as the Davis and Ann Mortensen Forest, the area is located in proximity to Camp Shelby, and is a joint project between MSU, MSU Foundation, Army and the Mississippi chapter ...

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MSU promotes Herndon

Cary W. “Bill” Herndon, a long-time leader in Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new associate vice president in the division after a national search. Since November 2008, Herndon has served as the head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center at Verona, which supports agriculture and forestry research and outreach ...

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Longleaf pine reforestation could have $300M economic impact

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — A long-term, federal initiative aimed at more than doubling the size of longleaf pine forests in the Southeast could have an estimated $300 million economic impact in the Mississippi Pine Belt. In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that 20 restoration projects had been programmed for 2012, including a $2.7 million effort in the DeSoto National ...

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County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of ...

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MTA program managing biomass/renewable energy council

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) is now under the management of the Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS), a program of the Mississippi Technology Alliance. MBREC will be housed alongside SBS in Ridgeland. “MBREC is on the move to bigger and better things,” said John Mabry Jr., president of MBREC. “We recognize that Mississippi has an abundant ...

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Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council spent the day ...

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Koppers Holding closing plant; nearly 50 left jobless

GRENADA — Koppers Holdings Inc., which produces carbon compounds and wood treatment products, says it will close a facility in Grenada because of low levels of profitability that show no signs of future improvement. Pittsburgh-based Koppers said in a news release that the wood treating plant in Grenada, which employed about 46 people, shut down by July 31. According to ...

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Former Georgia-Pacific plant destroyed in blaze; no injuries reported

GLOSTER — A fire has destroyed the former Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Gloster. The Natchez Democrat reports fire units from several counties and Louisiana responded to the fire. Amite County fire coordinator Sam Walsh says the plant was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries because workers had already left. The mill closed in 2002, leaving 300 ...

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