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Mantachie Walmart Neighborhood Market now hiring

Walmart will hire about 30 employees for its new Walmart Neighborhood Market that’s scheduled to open this winter in Mantachie.  A temporary hiring kiosk has opened in the Walmart Supercenter at 3929 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo. Store manager Brandon Williams will hire full- and part-time associates. Most will begin work next month. Applications will be accepted 24 […]

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Newport Home furnishings expanding in New Albany

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings in New Albany is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, the company announced today through the Mississippi Development Authority. Newport was founded in 2013 and builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs, and recliners. According to MDA, the project represents a corporate investment of $270,000. The MDA provided assistance in support […]

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KeyTronic acquires Ayrshire Electronics for $46.9M

Spokane, Washington-based Key Tronic Corp. closed on a deal to buy CDR Manufacturing, otherwise known as Ayrshire Electronics, for $46.9 million in cash. Ayrshire has a manufacturing facility in Corinth, which is unaffected by the move. The facility employs 186 people. “Ayrshire Electronics has been a great partner and growing employer in Corinth,” said Gary […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi1 Comment

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Furniture maker HomeStretch expanding, adding 60 jobs

Upholstered motion and recliner furniture manufacturer HomeStretch is adding 60 jobs to its Nettleton plant, officials said today. The company, founded four years ago by Skipper Holliman and Gentry Long, is adding 60,000-square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. “This expansion will facilitate our business plan over the next three to five years,” Holliman said. “Thanks to […]

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Beer puts people to work, industry study shows

A new analysis from the Beer Institute shows that for every job inside a brewery, another 45 jobs are supported outside of the brewery. These jobs include farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners. “Today we toast to the industry’s 2 million men and women who make it possible for Americans to enjoy their favorite […]

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Iain Logan, senior vice president for Philips, who is second from left, and Philips Tupelo plant manager Amar Yeddula receivesa token of appreciation from CDF President and CEO David Rumbarger

Philips Lighting adding 50 jobs with $2M expansion

One of the oldest companies in Tupelo is expanding and adding employees. Philips Lighting announced a $2 million project today that will bring at least 50 jobs to the facility. The project also helps retain the 350 now employed there. Philips is creating a major manufacturing hub at its 550,000-square foot Tupelo facility, which opened in 1947 […]

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

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TVA to cut more than 2,000 jobs

The Tennessee Valley Authority is cutting some 2,000 jobs in an effort to cut costs by $500 million, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Says the newspaper: In its biggest staff cuts in more than two decades, TVA is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs this year to pare expenses and make electric rates in […]

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