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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

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Tupelo Furniture Market releases new promotional video

We’re a month away from the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market (yes, hard to think it’s a “fall” market when its 100 degrees outside), and officials there have made a new video touting the market and Mississippi-made furniture. Click here for the link. The video has it’s own take about the Magnolia State, acknowledging we may talk […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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Natchez Trace Parkway visitor count down nearly 50 percent

According to officials with the Natchez Trace Parkway, recreational visits to the 444-mile route is down by nearly half during May and June compared to a year ago. NTP Superintendent Mary Risser said and average of 385,382 used the Parkway during May and June 2015 compared with  an average of 750,036 for the same period a year earlier. […]

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Ashley Furniture ownership to stay in the family

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, is keeping the business family-owned: The company said in a statement Monday that its shareholders, “after exploring potential investment options earlier this year, have decided to retain all of their Ashley stock.” “After many discussions with several great firms, […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, State, Verona0 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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‘Mattress Mania’ added to fall Tupelo Furniture Market

The Tupelo Furniture Market is adding for the first time a special bedding promotion to the Fall Market Aug. 20-23. Up to 20 of the 40 bedding and mattress manufacturers at the market will have one-of-a-kind promotions for “Mattress Mania.”  The market noted that Furniture Today magazine last year predicted that retail bedding sales will hit […]

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