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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Arena, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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Ni hao! Chinese delegation to visit Tupelo Furniture Market

Retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China will visit the Tupelo Furniture Market next month officials announced today.  They’ll meet with state furniture manufacturers at the Spring Market, which will be held Feb. 4-6. The visit was organized by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2006, a delegation from Mississippi, including officials from the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Target closing 133 stores in Canada after two-year run

Maybe Target isn’t all that after all. At least not to our friends up north. Way up north. Target announced it is shuttering its 133-store operation in Canada, just two years after launching there.  Consumers in Canada have complained about empty shelves and higher prices, and Target Canada could never get its mojo going. In […]

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

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KiOR says Mississippi scared off potential buyer for Columbus plant

Mississippi scared off a potential buyer for KiOR’s plant in Columbus, the Associated Press reports: The financier of a shuttered biofuel refinery is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company’s Columbus plant, at the same time that he’s accusing the state of scaring off a potential buyer. Companies controlled […]

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The multi-teared birthday cake was a replication of a cake Elvis had shipped to him in the 1960s.

Elvis’ 80th birthday celebrated by hundreds at Tupelo birthplace

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans from near and far gathered at the Elvis Birthplace and Museum today to mark what would have been the King’s 80th birthday. A multi-tiered birthday cake weighing 200 pounds was a re-creation of a birthday cake Elvis got during the 1960s. Then, Kermit’s Bakery in downtown Tupelo made the cake […]

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