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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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Former Travelodge motel getting boarded up, could be condemned

Hotel Week continues in Tupelo. Earlier this week, we had news about the former Executive Inn getting bought, with plans to have it demolished. Today, we have news that the former Travelodge is now in the crosshairs of city officials. The 106-room motel has been abandoned since it closed unexpectedly in  October 2011. Development Services Director Shane Hooper […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Fragrance company adding 100 jobs in Oktibbeha County

DPM Fragrance is investing at least $5 million and adding 100 jobs with a new facility in Starkville. Gov. Phil Bryant, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and officials from DPM Fragrance announced the project today. The new facility will be located on 25 acres of land in Cornerstone Park, off Mississippi Highway 25. Construction of the 150,000-square-foot […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville0 Comments

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Former Executive Inn/Quality Inn sold, to be demolished

The dilapidated hotel that was once the Executive Inn in Tupelo has been purchased by Realtor and developer Tommy Morgan. He plans to raze the building and put the 4-acre property for sale. “I thought it was a good location,” he said. “We’re going to tear it down as soon as possible and make it […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Drive-by Photos, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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United Furniture adding another 100 workers

United Furniture Industries is adding 100 jobs as it locates distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren. Fifty manufacturing jobs will be created in Wren, plus another 50 will be added throughout United’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona facilities. United Furniture currently has  operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona4 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant shakes hands with Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman after at the ground breaking ceremony for H.M. Richards Monday morning in Baldwyn, which will create 500 jobs in the area.

ICYMI: H.M. Richards expanding, adding 500 jobs

Here’s a link to the full story in today’s Daily Journal regarding H.M. Richards’ announcement yesterday it was expanding and adding 500 jobs. A few excerpts: For the ninth time in its 18-year history, upholstered furniture maker H.M. Richards is expanding. The latest addition, announced Monday at the company’s sprawling, 900,000-square-foot campus in the Harry A. […]

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


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