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Cooper plant earns entry into MDEQ's enHance program

CLARKSDALE — Cooper Tire’s Clarksdale plant was recently accepted into the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) enHance program as a steward. The plant was accepted based on its record of landfill and energy usage reductions. Cooper’s Tupelo plant was similarly recognized in 2011. The enHance voluntary stewardship program, which stands for “envision heightened awareness nurturing conservation and environmental excellence,” ...

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Army awards contract modification for more Lakota helicopters

COLUMBUS — The Army has awarded $22.8-million contract modification to EADS North America for the purchase additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters produced in Mississippi, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Work on the new aircraft will be performed at the EADS North America facility in Columbus with an estimated March 2015 completion ...

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KiOR shutting down production at Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR has halted production at its Columbus plant in December to make improvements and has no plans to resume production during the first quarter of 2014. The company operates a plant in Columbus and plans to open a larger one in Natchez. The legislature approved $75 million in interest-free loans to Kior in a 2010 special session. The ...

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Hood buying paper packaging unit from Wisconsin company

MADISON — Bemis Company Inc. of Neenah, Wis., has reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation, a privately held company headquartered in Madison and Burlington, Ontario. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, is expected to close during the first quarter of ...

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Caterpillar to hold shareholders meeting in Mississippi

CORINTH — Officials and stockholders of the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives will be heading to Mississippi this summer. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. will conduct its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders June 11 beginning at 8 a.m. in Corinth. The proxy statement containing the meeting details ...

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University releases Southeast manufacturing report

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast increased in January, moving in the opposite direction of the nation’s manufacturing activity, according to the Southeast Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI increased 2.2 points to 50.6, while the National PMI decreased 5.2 points to ...

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Organizers high on spring furniture trade show

TUPELO — The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market opens Thursday with organizer saying that preregistration numbers up nearly 30 percent and available space is 99 percent filled. The biannual furniture industry trade show ends Sunday. Market president Kevin Seddon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal if the weather cooperates and if the early numbers hold up, the spring market could be ...

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Supervisors offer option on land to KiOR for plant

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has offered to extend an option on the former Belwood Country Club property to alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR. KiOR previously had a contract signed on a 120 acre-tract of the county-owned Belwood property but the option had expired. Board attorney Scott Slover tells The Natchez Democrat KiOR officials will review the contract ...

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Fertilizer manufacturer adding to product line-up

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. plans to add to its product line. In a news release, the company said beginning in mid-February it will add monoammonium phosphate to take advantage of broader market opportunities. The company already produces diammonium phosphate, which is sold through traditional domestic and international channels. The company says both products are considered the most common forms ...

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PepsiCo beverage warehouse to close next month

CORINTH — PepsiCo is closing Corinth beverages warehouse by the end of February. PepsiCo said the operations are moving to its Tupelo warehouse. Of the 31 employees affected by the closure, the majority will be given the opportunity to transfer to Tupelo, says Vincent Bozek with PepsiCo North America spokesman. The warehouse has operated in Corinth for 25 years. Headquartered ...

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