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Latest failure from Barbour years: Stion to shut down plant in Hattiesburg

By JACK WEATHERLY Stion Corp., the solar panel maker in Hattiesburg, will shut down, the company said in a letter. The San Jose, Calif.-based company’s Hattiesburg facility has been operating since 2012, said in the letter it would “discontinue operations,” Greentech Media, an industry publication, reported on Monday. Stion was one of five alternative-energy projects begun during the administration of Gov. ...

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Manufacturer holds open house at Senatobia plant

By JACK WEATHERLY ABB held an open house on Friday to show off its Senatobia operations that have been going on for about a month. The Swiss-Swedish manufacturer of power and automation equipment expects to have about 100 workers by year’s end and aims for 300 at the end of five years. The Senatobia facility takes the place of an ABB ...

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ABB takes over former building of failed solar panel maker

Swiss firm ABB has taken over a building once occupied by defunct solar firm Twin Creeks and plans to hire 300 people over the next five years. The company will lease the building and make electrical components. That means Senatobia can resume making payments to the Mississippi Development Authority on $18 million it borrowed to build the structure. Mississippi lost ...

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Read December 7 issue of MBJ

>> BANKING New BancorpSouth CEO has big plans for Tupelo-based bank— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> DINING Landmark Iron Horse Grill returns to Jackson by Ted Carter >>ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Downtown Greenville lands on National Register of Historic Places— by Clay Chandler >> ENERGY What did Twin Creeks vetting process miss? — by Clay Chandler >> OUR ...

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Will Mississippi's Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

>> OBAMA AND BARBOUR HAVE BET ON GREEN ENERGY WINNERS AND LOSERS. Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide documents regarding communications with ...

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MBJ Editorial: Mississippi Delta worse off after eight years of Gov. Barbour

The Mississippi Delta continues to flounder as unemployment figures average around 18 percent for the 12 counties between Vicksburg and Memphis. Yet, there have been many jobs announcements in the years of the Barbour administration, but very few have had anything to do with the Mississippi Delta. In this latest barrage of economic development announcements, the Delta — generally thought ...

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