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Lane Furniture parent company replaces CEO

According to the Winston-Salem Journal of North Carolina, Heritage Home Group has replaced its chief executive officer, Ira Glazer. HHG is the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries, which employs several hundred at its lone remaining plant in Belden. HHG shuttered its Saltillo plant last March, laying off 480 workers. Heritage Home Group replaced what had been […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Heritage Home Group, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo2 Comments

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Corinth Coca-Cola now in Jackson and Paris, Tennessee

It’s taken two years to materialize, but Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc., is now officially serving the markets in Jackson and Paris, Tennessee. The expanded territory rights were first announced in April of 2013. Corinth obtained distribution rights and related assets from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., who first received such rights from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Food & Dining, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Bauhaus Furniture names new president, looks to expand

Saltillo-based Bauhaus Furniture Group LLC announced today that it has appointed furniture industry veteran Wayne Stephens as its president. It also said it is looking to expand.  Stephens, formerly a consultant to Bauhaus, will be based at the company’s headquarters in Saltillo, Mississippi. He replaces former president Britt Allred who recently resigned to pursue other business opportunities. […]

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Navistar in West Point lands another Army contract

The Navistar Defense plant in West Point was awarded a $31.1 million contract to continue upgrading Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles for the U.S. Army. The announcement was made by the office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The facility was awarded a similar contract […]

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Toyota, ICC looking for Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

Are you earning a degree and looking to get some valuable experience in a manufacturing setting while you’re in school? And even better, get paid while you’re working and learning? Toyota and Itawamba Community College have designed the Advanced Manufacturing Technician program. It is designed as an innovative manufacturing degree that spans five semesters of classroom […]

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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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