Jul 2012
Energy | General | News Room | Jul 25

DOE Awards Mississippi Grant

Grant to Help Mississippi Universities Improve Energy Efficiency, Cut Costs Jackson, Miss. (July 25, 2012) – The State of Mississippi recently was awarded $725,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support energy efficiency improvements at the state’s public universities. The grant will be used to help Mississippi create an energy efficiency retrofit strategy for […]

BorgWarner Expanding in Water Valley

Water Valley, Miss. (July 23, 2012) – Governor Phil Bryant joined officials from BorgWarner, a global powertrain supplier, today in announcing the company is expanding operations at its facility in Water Valley, Miss., to begin manufacturing a new ECO-Launch™ system that enables the stop-start function in automatic transmissions. With the addition of this new product […]

Genesis Energy Expanding in Port of Natchez

Natchez, Miss. (July 9, 2012) – Officials from Genesis Energy L.P. (NYSE: GEL) have announced plans to expand operations at  the company’s existing Port of Natchez terminal in Natchez, Miss., to handle bitumen, a product mined from Canadian oil sands. The expansion will create 20 new jobs in the Adams County area. “I am grateful […]

Nissan Announces Major Expansion at Canton Plant

Nissan to add production of Sentra model, 1,000 new jobs in Canton Canton, Miss. (June 28, 2012) – Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan North America announced today the vehicle manufacturer is expanding its Canton, Miss., operations, adding production of the Nissan Sentra compact car to the plant’s production line-up. The addition of the […]

Timber Products Expanding in Corinth

Corinth, Miss. (June 22, 2012) – Officials from Timber Products Company, manufacturer of various wood products, have announced the company is expanding operations at its hardwood plywood facility in Corinth, Miss., by adding a clear ultraviolet plywood finishing process at the plant. The project represents a company investment of $350,000 and will create up to […]

Sealed Air Corporation Expanding in Grenada

Grenada, Miss. (June 21, 2012) – Officials from Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, have announced the company is expanding operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada, Miss. The expansion, which will enable the company to take advantage of new market opportunities, follows the downsizing of […]

Rolls-Royce Breaks Ground on Jet Engine Test Facility

Bay St. Louis, Miss. (June 18, 2012) – Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today broke ground on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. When fully operational, the facility is expected to create 35 highly skilled jobs. This forms […]
General | News Room | Jun 12

State Receives 2012 Silver Shovel Award

Jackson, Miss. (June 12, 2012) – Area Development magazine, a leading economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning, has awarded Mississippi a 2012 Silver Shovel Award. Now in their seventh year, Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes and […]

General Atomics Expanding in Shannon

Shannon, Miss. (May 30, 2012) – General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems (GA EMS) Group broke ground today on an expansion to its existing 127,000-square-foot facility in Shannon, Miss., in Lee County. The expansion project represents a $12 million corporate investment and will create 25 additional direct jobs over the next three years. From its Lee County […]

Caterpillar Expanding in Corinth

Corinth, Miss. (May 17, 2012) – Governor Phil Bryant announced today Caterpillar is locating warehousing and logistics operations in a new 540,000-square-foot facility to be built in Corinth, Miss., in Alcorn County. Once construction of the facility is complete, 80 Caterpillar workers will transition to the new location. The new facility also is expected to […]