Nov 2015
General | News Room | Nov 25

Foamcraft, Inc., Expanding Operations in Tupelo, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from Foamcraft, Inc., manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, announce the company is expanding operations in Tupelo, Mississippi, to accommodate an increase in consumer demand. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.34 million and will create 40 jobs. For the expansion, Foamcraft will expand into the 115,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Fibre […]

Consolidated Catfish Expanding Operations in Humphreys County

Jackson, Mississippi — November 24, 2015— Officials from catfish producer and processor Consolidated Catfish announce the company is expanding operations at its facility in Isola, Mississippi, in Humphreys County. The project represents a corporate investment of $900,000 and will create 12 jobs. “Mississippi’s existing businesses, such as Consolidated Catfish, are major economic drivers for the state. When […]
General | News Room | Nov 20

Interim leaders named to MDA management team

Jackson, Mississippi — Nov. 20, 2015 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., has named Daron Wilson interim director of Visit Mississippi, and Jeff Rent to the role of interim chief marketing officer. Wilson has been with MDA since 2008, and he will help Visit Mississippi continue its mission of promoting Mississippi as a […]

Nissan Canton Rolls Out 2016 Nissan Titan XD

Jackson, Mississippi — Nov. 19, 2015 — Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and officials from Nissan gathered today at the company’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., to launch the newly redesigned 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup truck. The Nissan Titan has been in production since 2004 and assembled at the Canton facility since that time. […]
General | News Room | Nov 19

ROCKFON Locating Manufacturing Operations in Marshall County, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from ROCKFON® LLC,, a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL® International A/S and affiliate to ROXUL®  Inc., announce the company is locating acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing operations in Marshall County, Miss. The operations will be the company’s first in North America. The project represents a corporate investment of $42 million over the next […]

Mississippi has a wealth of resources focused on advanced materials

Mississippi has a broad and diverse range of resources and capabilities in advanced manufacturing and advanced materials, from the research efforts underway at the state’s universities to advanced manufacturing businesses utilizing advanced materials. Advanced materials provide improved physical properties and capabilities as compared to those offered by standard materials. Materials in this group include special […]
General | News Room | Nov 5

Sofidel America Locating Operations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel America announce the company is locating operations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. The project represents a corporate investment of $120 million and will create 230 jobs. For the project, Sofidel acquired the newly constructed 400,000-square-foot Green Bay Converting (GBC) facility in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park. GBC […]

Towanda Metadyne Establishes Operations in Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Towanda Metadyne Inc., manufacturer of precision high-tech materials and components, announce the acquisition of the former Hydro Carbide facility in Gulfport, Mississippi. The project represents a substantial corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. The new division, Metadyne Gulfport LLC, is expected to begin operations by mid-November. […]