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After post-tornado move, Townhouse plant discontinues operations

MANTACHIE — Townhouse Furniture, who moved some work to Mantachie after a 2011 tornado in Smithville, has apparently shut down its operation and local officials fear they’ve lost a $50,000 investment. Townhouse, a stationary furniture manufacturer, received local and state help with the move from Smithville to Mantachie. At the time, Townhouse CFO Tony Watson said the company plans to ...

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Roxul to build first-ever U.S. plant in Marshall County

BYHALIA — An international company that makes insulation said yesterday it would build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in north Mississippi’s Marshall County. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The company said it will invest about $130 million and will start later this year on construction of a 600,000-square-foot facility in the Chickasaw Trail ...

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Worker dies of head injury at Mississippi Phosphates plant

PASCAGOULA — Authorities say a 39-year-old Pascagoula man died after sustaining a head injury at Mississippi Phosphates Corp. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Jeffrey Simpson was pronounced dead around 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Sheriff Mike Byrd said it appeared that a piece of equipment exploded and killed the worker. Broadus said an autopsy would be performed today. ...

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Entergy losses $151.7M in first quarter due to Vermont plant

NEW ORLEANS — Power provider Entergy Corp. posted a first-quarter loss after taking an accounting loss on its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and expenses from the pending spinoff of its electric transmission business. For the January-through-March period, New Orleans-based Entergy said it lost $151.7 million, or 86 cents per share, on revenue of $2.38 billion. In the year-ago first quarter, ...

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County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of ...

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Unannounced, mystery sand-drying plant recruiting workers

PICAYUNE — A company building a sand-drying plant to service the oil industry will be taking applications Friday and Saturday for 40 to 50 jobs. The job recruiting will take place at Picayune City Hall. The Picayune Item reports Alliance Consulting Group, LLC has advertised in the newspaper for a plant manager, laboratory manager, production supervisors, instrumentation-electrical technicians, mechanics, laboratory ...

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Saf-T-Cart expanding operations for second time in five years

CLARKSDALE — Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale in order to accommodate an increase in production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a company investment of $240,000 and will create 20 new jobs. The company currently employs 55 workers. “Saf-T-Cart is ...

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Stion receives certification to ship solar modules from plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, has received both Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) and International Electrotechnical Commissions (IEC) certifications to ship modules produced at its Hattiesburg factory. Stion modules with nominal power of up to 140 watts are now available, with commercial shipments from the factory commencing later this month. The first phase of the 500-megawatt factory ...

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