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OMNOVA to end manufacturing operations in Columbus

COLUMBUS — OMNOVA Solutions of Fairlawn, Ohio, has sold certain assets of its North American commercial wallcovering business to J. Josephson Inc., a private commercial wallcovering producer based in New Jersey. The sale includes printing cylinders, certain equipment, trademarks, contracts and other assets associated with OMNOVA’s domestically-produced commercial wallcovering brands. The sale excludes OMNOVA’s Columbus manufacturing facility.  OMNOVA’s Under the ...

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City wants to take ownership of old plant site

BROOKHAVEN — By the end of the year, the city of Brookhaven hopes to have taken full ownership of all buildings located on the former Stahl-Urban Manufacturing plant property. The city currently owns the main plant building and one of two warehouses located on either side of the main building. The owner of the other warehouse, Arthur Jeppe, will deed ...

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City pushing abandoned plant site for solar panel farm

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has asked the federal government to consider a solar panel farm at the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Environmental Protect Agency has agreed to study the site to determine what kind and whether a renewable energy facility can be built on the property. The city is proposing a portable two-megawatt ...

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Toyota supplier celebrates start of production

BALDWYN — Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) celebrated the start of production of the company’s new facility in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn last Friday. APMM, the North American subsidiary of Toyota Auto Body, is a tier-one supplier for the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. APMM, which currently employs 340 workers, provides stamped parts, body ...

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Court rules against city in asphalt plant dispute

NEW ALBANY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that the city of New Albany erred when it rezoned land and gave a permit to a company to build an asphalt plant. The Supreme Court on sided with Circuit Judge Henry Lackey, who blocked construction in 2009. A group of landowners had sued the city, Riverside Traffic Systems Inc. and ...

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Hyperion graduating from IDEAs, expanding

TUPELO — Hyperion Technology Group Inc. is graduating from the Renasant Center for IDEAs, the Tupelo/Lee County business incubator, and will expand into the former Ad Lab facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $750,000 company investment and will create 10 new jobs. 
 To support the expansion project, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided Hyperion assistance through the Momentum ...

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City to recoup abandoned Georgia-Pacific plant

GLOSTER — Gloster Mayor Billy Johnson says his city will take back the old Georgia-Pacific plywood plant once workers finish cutting up and removing scrap metal. The mill closed in 2002, leaving 300 people without jobs. It reopened in 2005 and closed again in 2009, this time for good. Johnson tells the Enterprise-Journal the town owns the 279,000-square foot building ...

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Chain manufacturer to occupy ex-Yorozu plant

VICKSBURG — A Missouri-based company says it plans to open a manufacturing plant in Vicksburg later this year and to begin full production of heavy-duty chains within a year. Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company, LLC of St. Louis bought a former automotive parts plant in August. Yorozu Automotive Mississippi had shut down in 2008. Laclede CEO Jim Riley tells The Vicksburg ...

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Instead of consolidating, Furniture Transport closing

PONTOTOC — Furniture Transport Group is shutting down operations in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says it has received notice that FTG is closing Nov. 30. According to the notice, 56 employees will be affected by the move. The High Point, N.C.-based company is a transporter of home furnishings. Just a few weeks ago, the company said it ...

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