MBJ: Mississippi furniture manufacturer plans $20 million expansion

MBJ: Mississippi furniture manufacturer plans $20 million expansion A Mississippi furniture manufacturer is investing $20 million in an expansion in the northeast part of the state. When the expansion is completed, Southern Motion will create 600 new jobs in the city of Baldwyn. The company plans to expand into a former Hancock Fabrics location in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Park, where it will occupy 64.5 acres and have a 758,000-square-foot facility. Southern Motion last expanded in Baldwyn in 2015, when it invested $600,000 to accommodate an increase in production. That expansion created 60 jobs, bringing its employee total … Continue reading MBJ: Mississippi furniture manufacturer plans $20 million expansion

MBJ: Container manufacturer plans Mississippi expansion

MBJ: Container manufacturer plans Mississippi expansion Columbus, Mississippi-based Plum Creek Environmental is expanding its facilities in North Mississippi. The company, which manufactures and distributes waste and recycling containers and equipment, is investing $825,000 in the expansion and creating 50 jobs. The company was founded in 2007 in Columbus and originally focused on distribution. The expansion will move the company into a new facility in West Point, Mississippi. … Plum Creek Environmental currently has 35 employees and is expected to begin operations in its new West Point location by the beginning of 2017. MBJ: Container manufacturer plans Mississippi expansion Continue reading MBJ: Container manufacturer plans Mississippi expansion

MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard

MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is providing $150,000 in funding to the Memphis Minority Business Council (MMBC). The money will be used to fund initiatives designed to increase minority participation in procurement opportunities around the region. … In addition to the funding for the MMBC, the Delta Regional Authority is also providing resources and support for the Develey Mustard and Condiment Corporation’s new 100,000-square foot manufacturing facility located in Dyersburg. The Delta Regional Authority is investing $200,000 to provide water, sewer and gas line materials for the $20.2 million project. … Continue reading MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard

CA: Report: E-commerce makes Memphis among leading inland ports

CA: Report: E-commerce makes Memphis among leading inland ports Memphis is among a dozen primary U.S. inland ports where the rapid growth of e-commerce has fueled development of warehouses and distribution centers at almost double the national rate, according to a new report from CBRE Group. The commercial real estate company’s study found that e-commerce is the main reason for the growth, with foreign cargo shipped to the U.S. coasts, routed to inland ports like Memphis, warehoused and broken into smaller amounts for continued distribution. CBRE identifies the main inland ports based on their link to major seaports, their transportation … Continue reading CA: Report: E-commerce makes Memphis among leading inland ports

MBJ: Milwaukee Tool expanding in Mississippi

MBJ: Milwaukee Tool expanding in Mississippi “Milwaukee Tool is investing $1.5 million to expand its facility in Greenwood, Mississippi. When it is completed, the expansion will create 75 jobs, 10 of which have already been filled. The remaining positions are expected to be filled by the end of the year. In June 2015, Milwaukee Tool expanded its Greenwood operations, investing $16.8 million and creating 126 jobs. The latest expansion will bring employment at the facility to 583. Throughout its three Mississippi locations, Milwaukee Tool employs 1,320 employees. “Milwaukee Tool is a major economic driver for Greenwood and the Mississippi Delta … Continue reading MBJ: Milwaukee Tool expanding in Mississippi

MBJ: Kroger Delta Division to fill 470 jobs

MBJ: Kroger Delta Division to fill 470 jobs “Kroger (NYSE: KR) will have an open interview day on Saturday, May 14 across all 104 Delta Division stores. Applicants can go to any of the area Kroger stores between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday to interview for one of the 470 permanent positions. No appointment is necessary, but an online application must be filled out before the in-person interview. Business attire is suggested. … Cashier, bagger and day and night stock crew openings will be filled along with positions in the floral, deli, produce and meat departments. Wine, ClickList and … Continue reading MBJ: Kroger Delta Division to fill 470 jobs

Memphis Flyer: Wind Power Transmission Line Plans Move Foward

Memphis Flyer: Wind Power Transmission Line Plans Move Foward If all goes according to plan, 400,000 megawatts of low-cost wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle will be pumped into the Mid-South by 2020, allowing residents to power their homes and businesses with eco-friendly renewable energy. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line, a 700-mile overhead, direct-current transmission line that begins on a wind farm in Oklahoma and culminates at a converter station near Millington, won a major approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) late last month. That approval clears the way for construction of the line, which is set … Continue reading Memphis Flyer: Wind Power Transmission Line Plans Move Foward

MBJ: Collierville Label PILOT moves forward, city still in competition with South Carolina

MBJ: Collierville Label PILOT moves forward, city still in competition with South Carolina “A Collierville PILOT is one step closer to approval. CCL Label, a Canadian-based packaging and label company that has a 111,000-square-foot building on Progress Road in Collierville, submitted a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) application in February for an expansion. The company presented its application to the Industrial Development Board (IDB) for the Town of Collierville on Feb. 25. On March 17, the IDB approved the eight-year PILOT in an 8-0 vote. Collierville is competing with Clinton, South Carolina, on the deal. If CCL Label chooses Collierville, the project would … Continue reading MBJ: Collierville Label PILOT moves forward, city still in competition with South Carolina

MDN: Lauderdale County Gets New Car Parts Factory

MDN: Lauderdale County Gets New Car Parts Factory “FAIST Light Metals will open a new $3.1 million plant in Ripley, Tenn., that will create 30 new jobs in Lauderdale County. Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced the new plant Monday, Feb. 22. FAIST, which has its headquarters in Italy, makes automotive components and has two other North American locations. The company also bought a 65,000-square-foot facility in Ripley for future growth. Lauderdale County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2015 was 9.2 percent compared to a 5.3 percent for the state.” MDN: Lauderdale County Gets New Car Parts … Continue reading MDN: Lauderdale County Gets New Car Parts Factory

MBJ: Global architecture firm relocates exec to Memphis

MBJ: Global architecture firm relocates exec to Memphis “A global architecture and design firm has relocated one of its executives to Memphis. Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide just announced that David Zelman, vice president with FRCH, has moved to the Bluff City to “better serve” clients in Memphis, Nashville and the overall Southern region. Zelman has worked for FRCH for 11 years and has 20 years in the industry. … The firm specializes in retail mixed-use, corporate offices, hospitality, restaurant/food, entertainment and retail. A few featured projects on the FRCH website include Whole Foods, Liverpool Veracruz, Tiffany & Co. and the … Continue reading MBJ: Global architecture firm relocates exec to Memphis