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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Avectus Healthcare in Corinth expanding again

From the Mississippi Development Authority:  Officials from data processor Avectus Healthcare Solutions, LLC announce the company is expanding operations in Corinth. The project represents a $400,000 investment and will create 70 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to approximately 270. In September, Avectus Healthcare announced an expansion to accommodate an increase […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Southern Motion expanding Baldwyn operations again

Pontotoc-based Southern Motion is expanding its motion furniture operations at its Baldwyn facility, officials announced today. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next 12 months, according to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office and the Mississippi Development Authority Officials say the move will bring employment at the facility to 235. Southern Motion, […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Pontotoc0 Comments

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments

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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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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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

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KiOR says Mississippi scared off potential buyer for Columbus plant

Mississippi scared off a potential buyer for KiOR’s plant in Columbus, the Associated Press reports: The financier of a shuttered biofuel refinery is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company’s Columbus plant, at the same time that he’s accusing the state of scaring off a potential buyer. Companies controlled […]

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