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

MDN: Water Bottler to Open $78M Plant Near Byhalia, Hiring 38

MDN: Water Bottler to Open $78M Plant Near Byhalia, Hiring 38 A water bottling company will open a $78 million facility in Marshall County next year, hiring 38 workers. Niagara Bottling, based in Ontario, California, is buying a 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park from Panattoni Development Co. Niagara makes private-label bottled waters, tea and sports drinks for retailers.   …. MDN: Water Bottler to Open $78M Plant Near Byhalia, Hiring 38 Continue reading MDN: Water Bottler to Open $78M Plant Near Byhalia, Hiring 38

MDN: Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis

MDN: Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis Autoliv, the world’s largest auto safety supplier, has signed a lease to move into a 157,366-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi. … Hillwood is also in the process of constructing an additional 204,570-square-foot facility in the Hacks Cross Logistics Center. Hillwood expects construction on both buildings to be complete by the first quarter of 2017. … Autoliv is a Swedish-American joint venture was founded in 1997 after the merger of Morton Automotive Safety Products and Autoliv AB. The company makes safety devices and systems for automobiles, from seat belts and air … Continue reading MDN: Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis

MDN: Tunica Crankshaft Plant Set to Open Nov. 16

MDN: Tunica Crankshaft Plant Set to Open Nov. 16 FEUER Powertrain will open its new $140 million automotive crankshaft plant in Tunica on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at an event that include Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. The company, headquartered in Nordhausen, Germany, is expected to create 300 jobs in Tunica. It will be FEUER’s first manufacturing facility in the United States. … FEUER Powertrain, established in 2003, machines and processes ready-for-installation crankshafts. The company has invested more than $350 million in five plants in Nordhausen, where it employs more than 750 workers. The opening has been long awaited by Tunica County … Continue reading MDN: Tunica Crankshaft Plant Set to Open Nov. 16

CA: Freddy’s Frozen Custard plans to enter Memphis market with 8 to 10 restaurants

CA: Freddy’s Frozen Custard plans to enter Memphis market with 8 to 10 restaurants The fast-casual chain Freddy’s  Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is about to enter the Memphis area with multiple restaurants, starting in Cordova. The 14-year-old business headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, has applied for a building permit for 825 N. Germantown Parkway. … Two other Freddy’s will also rise soon, one just north of I-40 at Whitten, and the other on Camp Creek Road in Olive Branch, near U.S. 78 and Goodman Road, he said. If all goes on schedule, construction will start on Germantown Parkway by Nov. 1 and it will open by early … Continue reading CA: Freddy’s Frozen Custard plans to enter Memphis market with 8 to 10 restaurants

CA: French firm picks W. Memphis for ‘Made in USA’ insulators

CA: French firm picks W. Memphis for ‘Made in USA’ insulators Paris-based executive Rene Tabouret noticed during the first U.S. presidential debate last week that key topics included clean energy, the need to invest in large infrastructure projects and creation of American jobs. All those boxes are checked directly or indirectly by the plant his French company, Sediver, has nearly completed in West Memphis. … The 130,000-square-foot facility will be completed by year’s end, training of the 70-plus workers will occur early next year and production should start in March, said Tabouret, chief executive of Sediver (pronounced said-eh-vair). … Sediver … Continue reading CA: French firm picks W. Memphis for ‘Made in USA’ insulators

ICYMI MBJ: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville

ICYMI MBJ: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville “Maybe a Cupcake Will Help” That is the slogan of a global cupcake shop headed to Collierville. Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery signed a five-year lease for 1,400 square feet at 2150 Poplar Ave. in the Country Club Collections retail strip. The only other Smallcakes bakery in Tennessee is in Franklin. Tara Parker, the Smallcakes Collierville franchisee, said she was attracted to the Smallcakes brand because of the quality of the product and the company’s flexibility with franchisees. “Their product is amazing, and what is nice, I am able to design the … Continue reading ICYMI MBJ: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville

Charlotte Business Journal: Nucor plans $230 million plant expansion in Arkansas

Charlotte Business Journal: Nucor plans $230 million plant expansion in Arkansas Clearly in expansion mode, Nucor announced Tuesday plans for a $230 million addition to its Nucor Steel Arkansas plant to produce cold rolled steel for the automotive industry. The plant addition, which will expand Nucor’s capacity for automotive grade steel at the plant is expected to be finished in two years. It will expand the number of products Nucor can make for the auto industry. Nucor (NYSE:NUE) already produces cold rolled sheet steel for the automotive market at the Blytheville, Arkansas facility. Locating the new cold steel operation there … Continue reading Charlotte Business Journal: Nucor plans $230 million plant expansion in Arkansas