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CDF named a top 10 micropolitan group of the year

The Community Development Foundation held its 66th annual meeting Thursday, and today  the CDF announced it was named one of the Top 20 Micropolitan Economic Development Groups for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.  Earlier this year, Tupelo was named one of the Top 10 Micropolitans, the city’s seventh time in the top 10 and 11th top 25 showing […]

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Wilson named vice president of chamber of commerce for CDF

Judd Wilson has been named vice president of the Chamber of Commerce for the Community Development Foundation. He has been the CDF’s director of small business development for the Renasant Center for IDEAs since October 2012. He will continue in that position as well In his new role, he’ll lead the chamber division in the recruitment and […]

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MTD Products acquires two businesses, expands market

Cleveland, Ohio-based MTD Products – the parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Columbia, Yard Machines, Remington, Arnold  and other brands – has acquired two businesses to give it a bigger share in the outdoor power equipment market. MTD has a major manufacturing facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, Details from MTD: With the […]

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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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United Furniture moving headquarters to Verona, opening Feb. 9

As we first told you last week, United Furniture Industries is looking to hire 300 people to begin production of stationary furniture at its new plant in Verona. It also is moving its corporate headquarters to Verona. The former Lane Furniture plant is being converted for United, which will  start with four production lines in two […]

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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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Raybern Foods to employ 200 at former Sara Lee plant

UPDATED VERSION 1/8/15: The creator of the frozen deli sandwich soon will be making them in Mississippi, creating 200 jobs and occupying what had been an empty building.  Hayward, California-based Raybern Foods, which specializes in heat-and-serve sandwiches sold at grocers including Walmart, is relocating its manufacturing operations to the former Sara Lee building in the […]

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