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MORE HUGGIES — Kimberly-Clark to expand capacity at its Corinth nonwovens facility

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment to expand capacity and bring new nonwovens capability to its Corinth, Mississippi manufacturing facility to support Kimberly-Clark’s continued personal care category growth in North America. “The Corinth team is excited about the role we will play in bringing innovations to life and supporting Kimberly-Clark’s future in the region,” said Vince Overholt, Facility Manager for ...

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Award-winning collaboration: ICC nationally recognized for manufacturing camp

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal For the past 11 years, Bryan Hawkins has opened the doors of his company to students and teachers so he can share his knowledge and passion for manufacturing. The effort has been highlighted by the Tek2Go Advanced Manufacturing Camps, spearheaded by Itawamba Community College, working together with the Community Development Foundation and Hawkins’ company, ...

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Continental celebrates completion of plant

Continental AG tires rolled out one of its first tires made at its plant near Clinton on Wednesday and the Germany-based company rolled out the red carpet for state and local officials and selected guests to celebrate the completion of the construction of the facility. The construction process began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests joined 250 Continental employees for the ...

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Low profile, but covering the world: Gum Tree Fabrics marks 30 years of growth

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • For three decades, Gum Tree Fabrics has kept a relatively low profile in the city where it was founded. And that’s the way company officials want, preferring to let its business speak for itself. Located in a nondescript 200,000-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Tupelo’s industrial center, Gum Tree is a wholesale upholstery ...

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Toyota Wellspring celebrates 10 years

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal   TUPELO • For 10 years, the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund has worked to expose, educate and connect students to careers and a better future in Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties. “This has created so many opportunities for young people in our region,” said Pontotoc County Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson, who serves on the ...

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Toyota will build SUV at Alabama plant with Mazda

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal In a switch that could benefit the Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs, Toyota Motor Corp. said recently it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than the Corolla. Toyota Mississipp, which began production of the Corolla in 2011, employs some 2,000 team members ...

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Workforce leaders spin key report, overstate Mississippi’s role as leader in growing jobs for workers without college degrees

By ANNA WOLF / Mississippi Today If you’re like 74 percent of workers in Mississippi and don’t have a bachelor’s degree, the state has good news for you: Mississippi is ranked second in the nation for creating high-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree. The information has been trumpeted by the state’s top workforce development officials, celebrated amidst ...

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General Atomics to build components for next-generation US Navy sub

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Defense contractor General Atomics, which has a sprawling facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South, will build two large Bearing Support Structures for the U.S. Navy’s new multi-billion-dollar Columbia Class submarines. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) was awarded the contract from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) for an undisclosed amount. The ...

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Shell building may bring more jobs to Union County

By JOSH MITCHELL / Daily Journal Changes are coming to the Martintown SOUTH Industrial Park in Union County. A new 100,000 square foot shell building will be built directly south of Diversity Vuteq. The building should be completed by early 2020. The goal is for an industry to move into the building and provide jobs for the community. The shell ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Taylor says skills training should begin in 8th grade

“The paradigm of get a job and we will train you is gone,” says Louisville’s Lex Taylor. He is talking to a large multi-county group of business, education, and government leaders at the The Dome, Louisville’s new community safe room. Understand that Taylor is no common businessman. He is the third-generation leader of one of Mississippi’s great rural industry successes. ...

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