Month: September 2018

Nissan Celebrates Start of Altima Production in Mississippi

Nissan recently celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima at its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. “This is a great day for Nissan and theCanton plant,” said Philip Calhoun, vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. “As we celebrate 15 years of manufacturing in Mississippi, more than four million vehicles produced, …

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Taylor Group Gift Benefits MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering

A significant gift from The Taylor Group of Companies, based in Louisville, will assist with training the next generation of mechanical engineers at Mississippi State University. The gift makes possible endowment-level support of the Taylor Solid Mechanics Laboratory, a newly renovated state-of-the-art facility in the lower level of Carpenter Hall, formally dedicated in ceremonies on …

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Chawla Hotels, Coahoma Community College Partner to Create Chawla Hospitality Academy

Chawla Hotels, in cooperation and consultation with Coahoma Community College, recently announced the formation of the Chawla Hospitality Academy. The partnership of these two entities to form this Academy will result in a training center for developing front-line level employees in the hotel business: front desk agents, housekeepers, and quality control inspectors, as well as …

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Entergy Named National Leader in Economic Development for 11th Consecutive Year

For the 11th straight year, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy a Top 10 utility in economic development nationally. The accolade is for Entergy’s role in projects that resulted in some $4.25 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 4,688 jobs in its service territory in 2017. “We are honored to be …

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Sephora Creates 400 Jobs in New Olive Branch Distribution Center

Global beauty retailer Sephora officially opened a new distribution operations facility during a ceremony in Olive Branch. The ribbon cutting marked the official opening of the project, the fourth distribution center for Sephora in the U.S., providing an estimated 400 jobs in DeSoto County. “Every day, North Mississippi’s robust transportation network provides industry-leading companies like …

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MEC Past Chair Reuben Anderson Honored Among First African-American Supreme Court Justices

Former MEC Chair and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson was recently honored at the March on Washington Film Festival. Justice Anderson was one of six African-American State Supreme Court Justices recognized for their service and contribution to the civil rights movement and the first wave of African-American State Supreme Court Justices. “By carving …

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Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils First Marker Honoring Eudora Welty

The Mississippi Writers Trail begins with the dedication of the inaugural marker honoring Eudora Welty. “An international treasure in the literary world, Eudora Welty’s works stand the test of time, influencing generations of writers and sharing Mississippi with the world,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “This trail celebrates the legacy and historical contribution of …

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Partnering With Local High Schools To Construct Talent Development Labs

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division is partnering with three local high schools to construct talent development labs to bolster each of the school’s technical programs, especially in shipbuilding. “We are helping local schools create state-of-the-art career training facilities,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “These new labs will feature the best equipment and training …

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