MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local

MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local Want to help keep the United States economy humming by buying products made here? Almost 80% of people responding to a Consumer Reports survey said they’d rather buy goods made on American soil. Buying U.S.-produced goods supports local jobs and innovation, may reduce your carbon footprint (thanks to lower shipping costs) and gives you the confidence of knowing that the products you purchased were produced in a country with decent worker-protection laws. Unfortunately, finding locally produced products can be a challenge — but we can help. Check out this list of the 10 top products made in the … Continue reading MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local

MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

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: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values

CA: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values Great things can happen when people see their Americanness through the same lens. And right now, for Millington and the National Urban Professional Baseball League, professional baseball is providing that lens. Millington is known as Flag City, and its USA Stadium is the perfect place for America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Between 1986 and 1996, the stadium hosted more than 300 baseball players who made it to the major leagues. Thousands of foreign players, as well as college, high school and Olympians, have played there. Then Mike Mayden, a veteran baseball coach … Continue reading CA: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values

MBJ: Coming soon to Oxford: Tech and music event featuring NFL exec and former Facebook CMO

MBJ: Coming soon to Oxford: Tech and music event featuring NFL exec and former Facebook CMO C Spire is bringing national technology and culture speakers, technology demos and a concert for a tech convening. CTX-the C Spire Tech Experience will be held Thursday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at The Pavilion at the University of Mississippi. Featured speakers include Randi Zuckerberg, founder of Zuckerberg Media and former CMO at Facebook; National Football League CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle; and Dr. Brian Uzzi, a Northwestern University professor and artificial intelligence expert. Technology demonstrations will include streaming digital television, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. … Continue reading MBJ: Coming soon to Oxford: Tech and music event featuring NFL exec and former Facebook CMO

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South The Grizzlies have acquired an expansion NBA-Development League franchise they will own and operate in the Mid-South, multiple league sources confirmed Monday. The yet-to-be-named affiliate is scheduled to launch for the 2017-18 season and will play its 24-game home schedule at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, located about 20 miles south of the Grizzlies’ franchise base at FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The team is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. The Grizzlies are in the final season of an affiliation agreement with the D-League’s Iowa Energy, with the … Continue reading Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

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