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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Some private companies prefer tansparency, others — not so much

By BECKY GILLETTE Why are private companies so private? While many public companies and lots of small businesses court publicity with everything from regular Facebook posts to press releases and major media events, other companies are more reticent when it attracting attention. Cecile Edwards, a professor of law at the Mississippi College School of Law, said private companies have the ...

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Yates among nation’s top builders

The recent recession has been tough on the construction industry, but the Yates Companies has fared very well during the economic slump maintaining annual revenues averaging $1.5 billion over the past few years. “We have maintained our annual revenues during the recession and over the past couple of years have seen that volume start to go up,” said Jared Fuller, ...

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Howard Industries — Laurel business has become a global leader

Howard Industries, one of Mississippi’s top 100 companies, is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s and world’s leading companies. Based in Laurel, the innovative powerhouse has grown from a manufacturer of single phase poles with 100 employees to a billion-dollar, multi-product company with more than 1,000 employees. The company was started in 1968 by Billy W. ...

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SentryNet moving headquarters out of state

GREENVILLE — SentryNet Inc., a business founded in Greenville in 1987, will move its operations to Memphis by December 2012. Michael Joseph, vice president of SentryNet operations, tells the Delta Democrat Times the move to Memphis is because of the company’s desire to expand. Joseph says local operations will end April 1. The company began in Greenville as Central Monitoring ...

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