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Aerial view of the Mississippi Silicon site in May

Lawsuit against Mississippi Silicon dismissed

A lawsuit seeking to stop the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville was dismissed Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. “Mississippi Silicon is very pleased with the ruling issued by the federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to dismiss Globe Specialty Metals’ complaint […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Mueller investing nearly $60 million to modernize Fulton facility

Mueller Industries, which has been a fixture in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill but has grown to two mills. It makes copper tubes, copper tube fittings and line sets for the plumbing and air conditioning industries. […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Fulton, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie compete in the Slugburger Festival eating contest last year. Stonie won by eating 43 burgers in 10 minutes.

Lucky 13 vying for World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth

It’s an epic eating showdown in Corinth Saturday, featuring two arch rivals eating deep-fried burgers made with meat and soy under a sweltering Mississippi sun. Should be intriguing. It’s the Fourth Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship. A week after upending eight-time defending July Fourth Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion Joey “The Jaws” Chestnut on Coney Island, Matt […]

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Posted in Corinth, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Silly or odd news, tourism0 Comments

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Lawsuit over failed Cooper Tire merger dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a securities class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders in the aftermath of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co’s failed merger with Apollo Tyres. Judge Richard G. Andrews ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove their assertions that Cooper and top executives deliberately withheld information about the risks of the failed $2.5 billion merger. […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, International, Manufacturing, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Big announcement this morning at H.M. Richards

UPDATE: Apologies fot the late update, but if you followed me on Twitter you know by now that 500 jobs are coming with an $8 million expansion. About 100 have already been hired, but the rest will have to wait until the 280,000-square-foot addition is built. —————– original post ———- An “economic development announcement” is […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Ashley Furniture exploring possibility of sale

Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, could be putting itself up for sale. Or, according to the Wall Street Journal, at least looking at the possibilities. From the WSJ: Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore “a variety of investment alternatives and other opportunities.” The […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, Verona0 Comments


Blue Bell recalls all of its ice cream products

From the Associated Press: Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.  The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue […]

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