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Bottle top plant to stop after nearly 30 years; 100 laid off

OLIVE BRANCH — Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people. Human resources director Jeanette Vaughn said today the factory will close Dec. 9. Officials at the DeSoto County plant are referring further comment to the company’s headquarters near Indianapolis, which is not immediately responding. The company makes bottle tops at the ...

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Conveyor component-maker cuts ribbon for expanded plant

CLARKSDALE — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon this past weekend on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4-million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained 61 jobs, according to the Mississippi Development ...

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Report: Manufacturers seeing fewer new orders, decreasing payroll

Manufacturing activity in the Southeast declined in September, dropping below 50 for the first time this year, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The gap between the National PMI of 56.2 and the Southeast PMI of 48.5 widened to 7.7 points for ...

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Furniture manufacturer being purchased by Denver-based company

SENATOBIA — Furniture maker Chromcraft Revington Inc. is being sold for $3.45 million. The company, which is based in West Lafayette, Ind., and has a factory in Senatobia, has agreed to merge with Denver-based apparel maker Sport-Haley Holdings. Sport-Haley would pay $2.7 million when the deal closes. It would pay another $750,000 when Chromcraft’s plant in Delphi, Ind., is sold ...

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Steel processor to site plant in Attala County

KOSCIUSKO — Attala Steel Industries is unveiling a new facility. The $5-million galvanizing facility will allow the company to coat steel, in addition to the steel processing it already does at the Kosciusko facility. The company has 34 employees and plans to hire 11 more. Attala Steel invested $5 million in the project. Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon yesterday. ...

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Nissan's U.S. sales down, but Canton-made vehicles roar

Nissan is reporting decreased sales in September in the U.S., but units moved from the company’s plant in Canton did well. Nissan’s U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year’s total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 units, down 4.3 percent. In ...

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MCEF completes new statewide online training curricula

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) has completed the first statewide online adoption of the standardized, competency-based, industry-driven NCCER construction and manufacturing curricula since its inception as the Wheels of Learning almost 20 years ago. The NCCER curriculum and its online NCCERconnect component are integral parts of a curricula for training the state’s new generation of construction and ...

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City suing Hercules for pollution at shuttered plant site

HATTIESBURG — The City of Hattiesburg is suing Hercules Inc. and parent company Ashland Inc., claiming groundwater contamination from a closed factory may leach into the city’s water supply. The city filed suit Thursday in federal court in Hattiesburg. “The city is exercising its right and taking the opportunity to protect its citizens and protecting revenues it may cost to ...

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Cal-Maine sees income fall while costs rise

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 6 percent as feed and production costs climbed. The egg producer earned $8.8 million, or 36 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 31. That compares with $9.4 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue for the Jackson-based company rose 17 percent ...

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KiOR unveils Columbus II that will double production

COLUMBUS — Texas-based KiOR Inc. has announced that it will double the production capacity at its biofuels production facility in Columbus. KiOR said in a news release yesterday from its Pasadena, Texas, headquarters that it will build a second cellulosic fuels facility in Columbus. KiOR estimates the project — called Columbus II — will cost about $225 million. Fred Cannon, ...

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