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Stion to cut ribbon on new solar panel plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, is officially opening its new factory in Hattiesburg. The company will hold an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon with Gov. Haley Barbour and other state and local officials in attendance. The project, which is the first thin-film solar factory in the Southeast, will deliver more than 1,000 jobs and $500 ...

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Toyota: Production to begin at Blue Springs in October

BLUE SPRINGS — Officials say plans for Toyota’s plant in north Mississippi remain on track, with Corolla production scheduled to begin in October. The statement was included this week in Toyota’s announcement that its North American production is back to normal levels after a six-month slowdown following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota builds 12 models in North ...

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BorgWarner plans another expansion of plant

WATER VALLEY — Officials from BorgWarner, a global powertrain supplier, is expanding operations at its facility in Water Valley to fulfill a contract with a U.S. automaker for a new generation of transmission control solenoids, which are known as mini direct-acting solenoids. The expansion, which involves new equipment and the construction of a new clean room, is a multi-million-dollar company ...

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SWM/Blauer to repair, expand damaged plant

OXFORD — SWM/Blauer Manufacturing Co., which suffered serious damage from last April’s storms, will rebuild and expand in Oxford. The winds tore off SWM’s roof and toppled walls at its Oxford uniform plant. SWM has leased space in Charleston to continue its operations while the plant here is being repaired from the storm damage. Blauer president Michael Blauer tells the ...

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Steel Service shuttering Batesville plant

BATESVILLE — Steel Service Corporation is closing its Batesville facility. Company officials say the Batesville operations will be consolidated at its Jackson plant, where the company is headquartered. No date has been announced for the closing. Officials tell The Panolian that the closing will result in layoffs for “six or seven” employees. They say three or four Batesville employees will ...

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TVA may replace coal-fired plant with natural gas

MEMPHIS — The Tennessee Valley Authority has received permission in Memphis to do soil testing on a site next to the Allen Fossil Plant as it decides whether to build a plant powered with natural gas. TVA spokeswoman Jessica Stone told The Commercial Appeal that the utility is assessing whether to build a natural gas plant or install scrubbers to ...

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