Month: November 2021

HII Awarded Additional $113.6 Million Advance Procurement Contract for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $113.6 million to enable long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $651 million. “We appreciate the partnership we have …

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Governor Tate Reeves Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget Recommendation

Governor Tate Reeves today released his Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget Recommendation. Like previous years, the Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget Recommendation outlines a plan to best position Mississippi for long-term economic growth, increases in educational gains, improved public safety, effective workforce development, and a lower overall tax burden on Mississippians. “My Fiscal Year 2023 …

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Entergy Mississippi Announces Largest Expansion of Renewable Power in State History

Entergy Mississippi recently announced that it is making its largest-ever commitment to renewable resources. The company plans to replace some aging natural gas plants with 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy, such as solar, over the next five years. Called EDGE for “Economic Development with Green Energy”, the strategy is two-fold: give Mississippi an edge in …

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UPDATE: Federal Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate After Lawsuits by Mississippi, Others

A federal court in Louisiana has blocked the federal mandate that companies with 100 or more employees require workers get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested weekly. Mississippi was one of several states on the lawsuit. A panel of judges for the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the Stay on Saturday. The …

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Facts on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccinations

On November 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register its emergency temporary standard (ETS) that will require private-sector employers with 100 or more workers to ensure that employees are vaccinated against Covid-19. If employers do not want to dismiss employees who are not vaccinated, they have the option to …

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US Department of Labor Issues Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

UPDATE: Federal Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate – Click Here for More The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus on the job. The nation’s unvaccinated workers face grave danger from workplace exposure to …

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Taylor New Dealer of Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Tracked Carriers

Taylor Machine Works, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks and distributor of multiple lines of allied products, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America, Inc. to become the Bell Articulated Dump Trucks(ADT) and Bell Tracked Carriers(TC) dealer in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. “Bell Trucks of America is a great company that …

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General Atomics Creating 50 Jobs in Iuka

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is expanding its facility in Iuka. The expansion, which will accommodate future work, is a $3.9 million corporate investment and is expected to create 50 jobs. GA-EMS applies research, science and technology innovation to develop and deliver multi-mission systems and first-of-kind products, such as aircraft launch and recovery systems, to help …

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