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Perry Nations honored for pushing craft education to the forefront in Mississippi

If there is someone whom Mississippians can thank for modernizing the state’s career and technical education programs, it makes sense to start with Perry Nations. In recognition of his contributions to craft education and workforce development, Nations received the 2020 President’s Hard Hat Award from the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation during a virtual awards program on June 19. “Perry is ...

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MSS names new vice president for operations and chief operations officer

Methodist Senior Services is pleased to announce that Christie Vance has been selected as the new Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo. Vance is a twenty-year veteran employee with Methodist Senior Services (MSS), having served first as Manager of Accounting and most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MSS, ...

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Ingalls gains $145 million ship contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a third contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $350 million. “This advance procurement contract will help protect the health of ...

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U.S. manufacturing output takes biggest hit in 100 years

        Shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic caused manufacturing output in the United States to drop by 13.7% in April, the steepest decline in the 101-year history of the industrial production index. All major industries reported declines in output, with the production of motor vehicles and parts the most affected, experiencing a 72% decline in output.

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Nationwide Plastics Brandon is now Curbell Plastics Jackson

Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s top suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, tapes, and fabricated parts, acquired Nationwide Plastics, Inc. with three locations on August 26, 2019. The Brandon, Mississippi location operating as Nationwide Plastics, Inc. a division of Curbell Plastics, Inc. has officially become Curbell Plastics Jackson. “Fully integrating this location and team as Curbell Plastics Jackson will ...

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Blue Delta Jeans featured on LinkedIn’s Beyond the Call’ list

Blue Delta Jeans is featured on LinkedIn’s Beyond the Call list, which highlights the nation’s top 20 companies who are going above the call of duty in the face of the pandemic. LinkedIn spent the last month tracking the actions of big and small companies to distill its traits, speaking with business professors and historians and tapping the insights of ...

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Furniture company to permanently close Mississippi facility

A furniture manufacturing plant in Mississippi, open since 1985, is headed for closure. In a news release Wednesday, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. said its Starkville plant, along with a second facility in Dubuque, Iowa, will permanently close as soon as June. The release said the closure could come “sooner or later based on business conditions,” The Commercial Dispatch reported. In late March, ...

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VT Halter Marine awarded MARAD small shipyard grant

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of ST Engineering North America, was awarded a grant of nearly $1.7 million for a 1,250‐ton press brake by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). The grant of $1,695,118 was part of a total $19.6 million in discretionary grants to 24 U.S. shipyards through the Small Shipyard Grant ...

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Toyota Mississippi to resume full production May 4

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – Since stopping production last month after a team member had tested for the coronavirus, Toyota Mississippi has been running on a skeleton crew of about 200. While no Corollas were rolling off the line, service parts continued to be made, plus other critical areas of the plant had to be maintained. ...

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Cal-Maine founder dies; egg company turns quarterly profit

By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods Inc. on Monday announced that Fred R. Adams, Jr., the company’s founder and chairman emeritus, died Sunday at the age of 88 following an extended illness. Adams founded Adams Egg Co. in 1957, which was the predecessor to Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., which incorporated in 1969. He served as chairman and CEO until 2012. Under his ...

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