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Navistar Defense buys West Point Assembly Plant

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Navistar Defense on Monday said it had acquired its assembly plant in West Point for an undisclosed amount. The company has leased the facility from Babcock and Wilcox since 2006. “The purchase of the assembly plant is a part of our strategic plan to grow our business,” said Ted Wright, Navistar Defense chief executive ...

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Navistar Defense lands $24.5M contract to build medium tactical vehicles

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Navistar Defense has been awarded a $24.5 million contract to provide medium tactical vehicles to foreign military sales customers worldwide, except for Iraq. Work will be done at the company’s assembly plant in West Point, with deliveries starting in 180 days after receipt of each delivery order. The three-year requirements contract, awarded by the ...

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Navistar being sued for $1.3B in fraudulent charges for armored vehicles

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal The details of a whistleblower lawsuit against defense contractor Navistar have been unsealed, accusing the company of bilking nearly $1.3 billion from the government. In 2013, a former Navistar Defense employee accused the company of fraudulent and inflated pricing for the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles it sold to the U.S. Marine Corps. The MRAPs as ...

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Dill retires from Thompson Machinery

After almost forty-three years of loyal and dedicated service to Thompson Machinery, Reggie Dill, Vice President of Used Equipment & Heavy Rents, has recently retired. Dill’s professional career began after graduation from the University of Mississippi where he played football, starting as linebacker and defensive end during the early 1970’s.  In his senior year Dill proudly served as team co-captain and ...

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Australia’s Gabriela Ruffels wins US Women’s Amateur

WEST POINT — Gabriela Ruffels became the first Australian winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 1 up in the 36-hole final at Old Waverly Golf Club. “I’m a proud Australian,” Ruffels said. “That’s where I started playing golf. I have such a huge support system back there, and to win it not only for ...

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Official: Arson caused fire that destroyed store, warehouse

A fire that destroyed two northeast Mississippi businesses last month has been ruled an arson. The state fire marshal’s office tells WTVA-TV that the June 26 blaze which destroyed a furniture store and a warehouse for refrigeration equipment was deliberately set. The massive structure included Thomas Wholesale Furniture and a warehouse for Master-Bilt refrigerated cabinets. The furniture store is operating ...

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NMMC-West Point to dedicate Kitty Bryan Dill Breast Care Suite

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will dedicate the Kitty Bryan Dill Breast Care Suite at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. The suite features new Hologic 3D Mammography™ technology that produces exceptionally sharp images to help find breast cancers earlier, see lesions more clearly and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. “This is the most incredible and exciting news for West ...

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Yokohama tire plant fires 29 for fake work certificates

A Mississippi tire factory says it has fired 29 employees for using fake worker certifications to get jobs. The unit Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. tells WCBI-TV that the workers didn’t meet requirements to get a job at the West Point plant. The Japanese company says it’s investigating and has created safeguards to prevent it from happening again. The workers obtained fraudulent certificates ...

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Yokohama off and running for Clay County

By NASH NUNNERY Nearly three years ago, Yokohama Tire Corp. president Hikomitsu Noji compared his company’s relationship with Mississippi to “a marriage…and we are proud parents of our first child.” That “child”, officially known as Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, is now a toddler. The $300 million commercial tire manufacturing facility, built on a 570-acre site carved out of pasture land ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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