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Steel pioneer, Mississippi Silicon investor Correnti dies

From the Mississippi Business Journal:  John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found  dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, the […]

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Korie Robertson to promote Duck Commander line at Tupelo Furniture Market

According to Furniture Today and the Tupelo Furniture Market, Korie Robertson of  “Duck Dynasty” fame will be at the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market later this month. Robertson, is the wife of Willie Robertson, who is CEO of Duck Commander, the company featured in the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.” Korie Robertson will promote the Duck Commander Home […]

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Cooper Tire investing nearly $2M in expansion at Tupelo plant

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is investing nearly $2 million to expand its plant in Tupelo. The project will add 14,000 square feet to the southeast side of the manufacturing facility on South Green Street. Anne Roman, vice president of communications and public affairs for Cooper Tire, said, “Cooper has been making investments in our manufacturing facilities […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo2 Comments

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Tecumseh to merge with Mueller, private equity firm in $123M deal

Tecumseh Products Co. announced today a merger agreement with an affiliate of Mueller Industries and private equity firm Atlas Holdings. Tecumseh, which manufactures compressors and related products around the world including at a plant in Verona, said the deal is value at about $123 million, including the assumption of some debt by Mueller and Atlas. Tecumseh shareholders are being […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona0 Comments

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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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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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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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