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Severstal Columbus plant part of $2.3 billion sale

From the Associated Press: Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Word of a possible sale began to circulate earlier this year as the West threatened sanctions against Russia for its activity in the Ukraine, but Severstal […]

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Meetings this week focus on bringing jobs back to Mississippi

The Mississippi Make It In America (MMIIA) team is hosting a FREE Reshoring Opportunities Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center in Tupelo. The Reshoring Opportunities Workshop will focus on creating jobs in Mississippi through reshoring, which is the process of bringing jobs back to Mississippi that have been previously offshored to other […]

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Tupelo Furniture Market says hotel rooms filling up fast for fall show

The Tupelo Furniture Market says hotel rooms are filling up fast for the fall market Aug. 14-17.  Officials said more than 8,000 furniture retailers have pre-registered for the show, and almost all of the exhibition space has been sold as well. Tupelo had some 2,000 hotel rooms before the April 28 tornado, but two hotels […]

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Auto museum, area career and tech centers get Corollas

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi donated seven cars today, the second time in as many years the Blue Springs plant has done so. This time, TMMMS donated six Corolla sedans to the career and technology centers in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. A seventh car went to the Tupelo Automobile Museum for display. The museum also has on display a Toyopet, the first car Toyota imported […]

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Cooper Tire makes executive leadership shift

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced today that chief financial officer Brad Hughes is the company’s president – international operations. The international tire segment accounts for $1.2 billion for Cooper. Hal Miller – who was president-interational tire division – is now executive adviser to CEO Roy Armes. Miller will help the company determine the future ownership […]

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Toyota Mississippi donating cars to schools, auto museum

For the second time, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is donating cars.  This time, TMMMS is donating six cars to the high school career and technology centers in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. A seventh car is going to the Tupelo Automobile Museum for display. “Toyota Mississippi places strong emphasis on educating the youth of the area […]

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Ayrshire Electronics adding 25 jobs in Corinth

Ayrshire Electronics is adding 25 jobs at its Corinth facility, the Mississippi Development Authority announced: Officials from Ayrshire Electronics, a full-service electronics manufacturing company, announce the company is expanding operations at its facility in Corinth, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $100,000 corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. In […]

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