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BorgWarner expanding plant again; adding 50 new jobs

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems says it plans to add another 50 jobs at its Yalobusha County plant. It’s the third expansion at the site in two years for company, which now has 485 employees. The company makes parts for automotive transmissions. BorgWarner is hiring more workers to make a transmission system, which enables engines to ...

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State's farmers triple the peanuts planted last year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi farmers moved from ninth to seventh this year among peanut-growing states, more than tripling the number of acres planted in peanuts. Fresh figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Mississippi farmers put 50,000 acres into peanuts this year, up sharply from the estimated 15,000 acres planted in 2011. The increase leap-frogged the Magnolia State over ...

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Mississippi Phosphates strikes extended agreement with OCP

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC) has entered an extended agreement with OCP S.A. (OCP) for the purchase and sale of phosphate rock. The original agreement was dated Aug. 27, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and was scheduled to expire June 30. During the six-month extension, MPC, which is headquartered in Madison, intends to enter into discussions with OCP relating to the ...

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Southern Motion opens another furniture plant

BALDWYN — Upholstered furniture maker Southern Motion has officially opened its Baldwyn plant. The company already has four facilities employing a combined 1,025 people in Pontotoc. Its newest plant, which began operations in March, employs 60 workers but is expected to grow. The facility previously housed Forefront Golf, a golf accessory plant owned by James M. Davis before he pleaded ...

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Another MMC Materials plant earns environmental certification

GREENVILLE — The National Ready Mix Concrete Association reports MMC Materials Inc.’s Greenville plant meets the requirements for Green Star certification. This certification is awarded to concrete plants that satisfy stringent environmental requirements in the supply of concrete and concrete related products. This is MMC’s fourth ready mix concrete plant to achieve this honor. The other Mississippi-based plants are in ...

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Sealed Air Corp. expanding, adding jobs at Grenada plant

GRENADA — Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, is expanding operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada. The expansion, which will enable the company to take advantage of new market opportunities, follows the downsizing of company plants in the northeast U.S. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and ...

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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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Fertilizer plant explosion leaves one dead, two injured

PASACAGOULA — A worker at the Mississippi Phosphates fertilizer facility in Pascagoula has been killed in an explosion. Two other workers were injured. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus identified the victim of Friday’s incident as Jeremy Moore, 20, of Moss Point. The two injured workers were taken to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, but authorities say one patient will be ...

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Activist: Coast city's water, air, soil polluted by industrial plants

MOSS POINT — Past and present industrial plants have contaminated the Moss Point area’s water, soil and air with toxic chemicals, damaging people’s health, says chemist and environmental activist Wilma Subra. Three plants spewed more than 200 tons of chemicals into the air before they closed, including 193 tons from the International Paper-Moss Point Mill that closed in 2001, she ...

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