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New UH-72 Lakota helicopter trainer delivered to US Army

From Airbus Helicopters comes the news that it has delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72-A Lakota helicopter configured to be its initial-entry training helicopter. According to Airbus, seven Lakotas  “have been modified to the training configuration and fielded to Fort Rucker, in preparation for the Lakota’s formal introduction into the training curriculum in […]

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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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Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200 workers at its Burnsville plant. Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centers and with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The plant, […]

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Business openings/closings in NE Mississippi today, 03.05.15

This isn’t a thorough list, as there are hundreds of businesses to keep track of, but we figured we’d update you with the bigger ones you might be interested in. Again, if you don’t have to go out, don’t. But if you need to, here’s a list. We’ll update you as we hear from businesses. […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Banking & Finance, Business news, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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OSHA fines H.M. Richards for death of maintenance worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending a $55,100 fine for furniture manufacturer H.M. Richards. The company, founded in 1997, has 15 business days to respond. Last Oct. 1, Raymond Reece, a 46-year-old maintenance worker at H.M. Richards Inc., was fatally electrocuted, as he disconnected wiring on a saw at the company’s frame shop on […]

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Toyota Mississippi first shift canceled; second shift to resume

Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs has canceled the first shift for both production and administration, plant officials said. Skilled and facilities team members are asked to contact their supervisors for their start times. The second shift will resume normal operations.

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Cooper Tire profits increase; company announces stock buyback

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced its net income for 2014 was $214 million, or $3.42 per share, versus $111 million, or $1.73 per share, in 2013. The results include a gain of $56 million its sale of the company’s 65-percent interest in a joint venture in China. Excluding that gain, earnings per share […]

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