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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, Tupelo0 Comments

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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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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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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

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Pro South adding sawmill, 57 jobs to Booneville operation

Officials from Booneville-based Pro South today said it expanding its operations in the city by adding a sawmill. The $2.75 million company investment will create 57 new jobs, officials said. In addition to Pro South’s logging, trucking, timber purchasing, and wood yard services operations, the company’s new sawmill will produce large quantities of processed lumber and timber products. “I […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Second Walmart Neighborhood Market site for Tupelo picked

The second of three proposed Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo has its location.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has selected the strategic intersection of McCullough Boulevard and West Barnes Crossing Road for its second location. The official address is 2990 McCullough Boulevard, which belongs to Mossy Oak Properties. The going price for the acreage there is $3.456 million according […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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