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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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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, International, National, Retail News0 Comments

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments


New UH-72 Lakota helicopter trainer delivered to US Army

From Airbus Helicopters comes the news that it has delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72-A Lakota helicopter configured to be its initial-entry training helicopter. According to Airbus, seven Lakotas  “have been modified to the training configuration and fielded to Fort Rucker, in preparation for the Lakota’s formal introduction into the training curriculum in […]

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Officials held a dedication ceremony this morning in Fairpark near the Elvis statue, planting a Yoshino cherry tree.

Tupelo, Japanese team up for Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) have long been a symbol of joy  and hope of rebirth, used by the Japanese as a token of friendship. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival – in fact, it will be the first in the state. Today, city and county […]

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Posted in Business news, Fairpark District, International, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments


Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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

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