Dec 2015

American Furniture Opening Manufacturing Facility in Amory

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from American Furniture announced today the company has expanded its footprint in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory in Monroe County. The project represents a corporate investment of $560,000 and the creation of 140 jobs. American Furniture has existing manufacturing operations in Ecru, Mississippi, where the company has 757 employees. For […]
General | News Room | Dec 21

Mississippi Development Authority Names Chief Marketing Officer

Jackson, Mississippi — December 21, 2015 — Pamela Weaver has been tapped by Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., to serve as chief marketing officer for the state’s lead economic development agency. “Pamela is a dynamic leader, and she will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said McCullough. “Successful economic development occurs through the building […]

Germany-based hago Automotive Corp. Locating Operations in Iuka

Jackson, Mississippi — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from laser-welded sheet metal and stamped automotive parts producer hago Automotive Corp. announced today the company is locating operations in Iuka, Miss., in Tishomingo County. The project represents a corporate investment of $10 million and will create 80 jobs. The company is expected to begin operations by mid-2016. “I […]

Mississippi to Unveil Country Music Trail Marker Honoring Faith Hill

Star, Mississippi— December 15, 2015— The Mississippi Country Music Trail will unveil its 30th marker, honoring Faith Hill, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the corner of Main and Mangum Streets in Star, Miss. As a young girl growing up in Star, Faith found her passion for music and singing and followed […]

ABB to Locate Manufacturing Operations in Senatobia, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — Power and automation technology group ABB announced the company is locating new manufacturing operations in Senatobia, Mississippi, in Tate County.  ABB will establish operations in the 85,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Twin Creeks Technologies. The project will create 200 new jobs by its third year of operation, with another 100 expected to be […]
General | News Room | Dec 15

Biewer Lumber Locating Sawmill Operations in Newton

Jackson, Mississippi — December 14, 2015 — Officials from Biewer Lumber announce the company is locating a state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $85 million and will create 125 jobs. Construction of the new sawmill is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with mill production expected to begin in early […]
General | News Room | Dec 14

189th Mississippi Blues Trail Marker to be Unveiled in Hernando, Mississippi

Hernando, Mississippi — December 11, 2015— The Mississippi Blues Trail will unveil its 189th marker, The Dickinson Family, honoring James Luther Dickinson, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at 370 West Commerce Street in Hernando, Mississippi. “Jim Dickinson’s Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be our fifth for DeSoto County and our second in Hernando,” said […]
General | News Room | Dec 8

Tilsatec North America Locating Operations in Eupora, Mississippi, in Webster County

Jackson, Mississippi — Dec. 8, 2015 — Officials from Tilsatec North America, manufacturer of cut, puncture and flame-resistant gloves, sleeves, and garments, announce the company has located manufacturing and distribution operations in Eupora, Mississippi, in Webster County. The project represents an initial corporate investment of $800,000 and the immediate creation of 19 new jobs. For the project, Tilsatec is […]
General | News Room | Dec 4

Gov. Phil Bryant Recognizes Mississippi Companies at 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting Event

Jackson, Mississippi — Dec. 4, 2015— Governor Phil Bryant presented four Mississippi companies with awards today at the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event, which was held at the Jackson Convention Complex. Designed to recognize Mississippi companies for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales to international markets, the awards recognize companies in the manufacturing […]