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Philips confirms 49 ‘temporary’ layoffs at Tupelo plant

Philips Lighting today confirmed it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo plant, but said there’s no reason for alarm. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers,” said Sylvie Casanova, a spokeswoman for Philips North America. Casanova said it’s a seasonal, cyclical move tied to the usual slowdown in construction across the country […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment1 Comment

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The Alliance in Corinth one of eight MDA grant recipients

The Mississippi Development Authority today said it has recently awarded eight Site Development Grants to economic development entities across the state. The matching grant program “is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development,” MDA said in a press release.   Recipients of Site Development Grant Program funds for […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Williams-Sonoma expanding in Olive Branch, adding 900 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods. “Williams-Sonom, Inc. […]

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Roxul opening 600K-square-foot Byhalia facility Sept. 24

Roxul is officially opening its 600,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Byhalia next Wednesday. Roxul Inc. is based in Canada and is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. The company makes insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The Marshall County facility is its first in the U.S. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and […]

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Tupelo mayor, CDF leaders joining delegation to Japan

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and members of the Community Development Foundation will join Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III as part of a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, International, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Tupelo0 Comments

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Ayrshire Electronics adding 25 jobs in Corinth

Ayrshire Electronics is adding 25 jobs at its Corinth facility, the Mississippi Development Authority announced: Officials from Ayrshire Electronics, a full-service electronics manufacturing company, announce the company is expanding operations at its facility in Corinth, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $100,000 corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. In […]

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Chemical company investing $13.9M, adding jobs in Aberdeen

Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announced today that the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen.  Finnish-based Kemira bought 3F Chimica of Italy last year for $111 million, and the deal included two Italian sites and the Aberdeen site. The company makes chemical additives for industries spanning wastewater treatment to oil […]

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