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Ashley Furniture Industries founder and chairman Ron Wanek, left, talks to Gov. Phil Bryant moments before a groundbreaking ceremony marking the Ecru plant's 13th expansion.

Ashley invests $6M in latest expansion of Ecru plant

The world’s largest upholstered furniture manufacturing plant is getting bigger. Today, Ashley Furniture Industries announced its 13th expansion of the facility it opened in 1994. The $6 million investment will add another 175,000-square-feet to the sprawling manufacturing and distribution hub. Ashley is one of the largest employers in the region, employing some 3,700 workers at its […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Ecru, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, Tupelo0 Comments


Airbus Helicopters to build helicopters for Israel Police

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will build six helicopters for  Elbit Systems Ltd. that will be placed into service with the Israel Police. The order is for four Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars and two H145s to support Elbit’s contract to supply helicopters for the Israel Police. The new aircraft will replace Israel Police’s aging fleet of single-engine […]

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New CEO named for Lane Furniture’s parent company

Heritage Home Group, the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries, named a new top executive on Tuesday.  The company’s board of directors tabbed Pierre de Villeméjane as president and CEO. Richard Lozyniak, who had been interim CEO, will remain as a member of HHG’s board. He had stepped in after former CEO Ira Glazer was […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo1 Comment

Corollas on the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi

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


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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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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