CA: Water-bottling plant set to open in Miss. amid aquifer debate

CA: Water-bottling plant set to open in Miss. amid aquifer debate As officials ponder new policies to protect the Memphis area’s groundwater resources, a California-based firm operating just across the Mississippi line is gearing up to produce hundreds of thousands of gallons of bottled water daily. Niagara Bottling will begin production later this spring in a $78 million, 554,000-square-foot building it purchased in Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, located in Marshall County less than three miles southeast of Collierville. The state of Mississippi, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the county all may provide aid and incentives for the company, which is hiring 38 workers. … Continue reading CA: Water-bottling plant set to open in Miss. amid aquifer debate

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives … The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved 10-year partial property tax incentives for Intuitive Surgical Inc (NYSE: ISRG) on May 15. The company leases warehouse space in Hillwood’s DeSoto Trade Center at 710 Venture Drive in Southaven. The location opened in 2016 and currently employees 40. In December, the board approved the company for a Free Port Warehouse tax exemption. Governing authorities in the state can grant warehouse or storage facilities full exemption from property taxes on finished goods that will be transported outside of the state for any period … Continue reading MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

CA: Cavernous yarn mill to open in old Sanyo TV plant

CA: Cavernous yarn mill to open in old Sanyo TV plant A yarn mill big enough to consume the Arkansas Delta’s entire cotton harvest will open in Forrest City and export yarn worldwide through Memphis and Western ports. Chinese textile producer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to spend $410 million converting a former television factory into an 800-employee spinning yarn mill scaled to use 200,000 tons of cotton each year, Arkansas officials say. Shandong Ruyi’s high-tech mill will ramp up in stages beginning with about 400 employees earning average wages of $15.25 per hour. Investing in a yarn mill represents a … Continue reading CA: Cavernous yarn mill to open in old Sanyo TV plant

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company An Australian full-service contract research organization (CRO) acquired part of a Memphis oncology research and data analytics company. Australia’s George Clinical announced its acquisition of Vector Oncology’s CRO division. Under the arrangement, Sean Hart, executive vice president and managing director of Vector Oncology, will lead George Clinical’s U.S. operations and global study offerings. “It is difficult to find two companies more suited to each other,” Hart said in a release. “The marriage of scientific and operational excellence has been a core value of Vector Oncology since the organization’s inception. [Vector … Continue reading MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant What does the future of livestock feed look like? A new, 37-acre production facility planned for Presidents Island. Cargill and Calysta Inc. unveiled renderings of the project Wednesday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking event for the new plant. Along with the renderings, the companies also revealed a new name for their joint venture — NouriTech. … Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 will be … Continue reading MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility

MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility NouriTech, a joint venture between Cargill and Calysta, broke ground on its new 37-acre Presidents Island gas fermentation facility, which will be the world’s largest upon completion. At the facility, NouriTech will produce FeedKind, a sustainable commercial source of protein to be used for fish, livestock and pets. “Fermentation technology has been used for years, but what’s going to happen here is truly groundbreaking technology,” Calysta president and CEO Alan Shaw said. “And that is a huge achievement for Memphis.” Once the plant is up and running, NouriTech expects to initially … Continue reading MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility

CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs

CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs Investors broke ground in Memphis on Wednesday on a $660 million animal food ingredient plant they say will create up to 160 jobs and possibly help feed the world. The NouriTech plant will repurpose a 37-acre swath of Presidents Island, formerly part of Cargill’s corn sweetener operation that closed in 2015. On the site will rise what’s billed as the world’s largest gas fermentation plant, built to convert methane into a feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets through a process similar to brewing. Announced last fall by agribusiness giant Cargill and California company Calysta, the plant … Continue reading CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today As of this morning, Memphians can now have food delivered from more than 100 local restaurants via the UberEATS app. It launches today, and here’s what you need to know. – UberEATS is a separate app from the Uber ride-sharing app, but you won’t need to re-register for a new account/payment info if you already have an Uber account. – You place your order through the app by tapping on menu items. Or you can order online. – The delivery fee is a flat $4.99. So, you pay for your food + the $5. … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis   … Let’s say you bruise your kidney in a car wreck at age 30 and the damage persists. Ten years later you need a transplant. What if you could get the bruised kidney to fix itself right after the wreck? You’d never need a transplant. You’d never need a new kidney. Put your own body to work at damage control and it can get your kidney to run good as new. That’s what the scientists in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have aimed for. … Continue reading CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

CA: Hotel would push Beale development eastward

CA: Hotel would push Beale development eastward Beale Street entertainment district’s development would extend eastward with a proposed six-story, 101-room hotel. A Vib by Best Western is proposed for 404 Beale, east of Fourth and across Beale from Robert Church Park. Amit Patel and Kamiesh Patel have applied to the Land Use Control Board for a special use permit. The L-shaped development on about two, vacant acres would extend north from Beale to Gayoso. The proposed hotel has 40 yards of frontage on Beale be oriented perpendicular to the famous street. The 75 yards of frontage on Gayoso would be dominated by … Continue reading CA: Hotel would push Beale development eastward