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Toyota donating 10 cars for education, workforce development

For the third time in as many years, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is donating cars. On Tuesday, Toyota Mississippi will donate 10 cars to further education and workforce development in local communities. One vehicle will be donated to each county career and technology centers serving Alcorn, Itawamba, Lowndes, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union counties; and […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Manufacturing, Nonprofits/Charity, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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Steel pioneer, Mississippi Silicon investor Correnti dies

From the Mississippi Business Journal:  John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found  dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, the […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, State0 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant, center,left, takes a tour of FXI on Monday before they announce an expansion at the Baldwyn plant.

ICYMI: FXI in Baldwyn nearly doubling workforce

If you didn’t get a chance to read today’s print edition or haven’t see it on the Daily Journal website there’s good news coming out of Baldwyn. FXI is adding 60 workers to its factory there, taking the employee count to 130. Here’s the story: FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Furniture, Healthcare, Job info, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Cooper Tire investing nearly $2M in expansion at Tupelo plant

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is investing nearly $2 million to expand its plant in Tupelo. The project will add 14,000 square feet to the southeast side of the manufacturing facility on South Green Street. Anne Roman, vice president of communications and public affairs for Cooper Tire, said, “Cooper has been making investments in our manufacturing facilities […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo2 Comments

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Tecumseh to merge with Mueller, private equity firm in $123M deal

Tecumseh Products Co. announced today a merger agreement with an affiliate of Mueller Industries and private equity firm Atlas Holdings. Tecumseh, which manufactures compressors and related products around the world including at a plant in Verona, said the deal is value at about $123 million, including the assumption of some debt by Mueller and Atlas. Tecumseh shareholders are being […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona0 Comments

Aerial view of the Mississippi Silicon site in May

Lawsuit against Mississippi Silicon dismissed

A lawsuit seeking to stop the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville was dismissed Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. “Mississippi Silicon is very pleased with the ruling issued by the federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to dismiss Globe Specialty Metals’ complaint […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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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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