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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Brings $50 Investment & 100 News Jobs To Marshall County, MS

  (MS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its footprint in Mississippi by locating its largest distribution center in the United States in Marshall County. The project represents a $50.5 million investment — $10 million by Cooper and $40.5 million by private developers — and creates approximately 100 jobs. “Mississippi […]

Marshall County’s Project Earns MEDC Award

The Mississippi Economic Development Council an­nounces the Niagara Bot­tling Inc. project has won the 2017 Commu­nity Economic Deve­lop­­ment Award. The CEDA program is a “Best Practices” program intended to recognize exceptional contributions of communities in the State of Mississippi for the following efforts – business retention and expansion, business recruitment, community development, and community involvement. […]

Parker Expands in Holly Springs

Fortune 250 global leader Parker Hannifin is expanding in Holly Springs. The project creates 50 jobs. “Mississippi’s strong business climate provides industry leaders like Parker Hannifin with competitive advantages, which allow for long-term growth and success, new investments and new jobs for the people of Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. Parker Hannifin is a leading […]

Second Section of I-269 Opens

SUE WATSON STAFF WRITER There was much genuine celebration last week as local, state and federal officials opened a section of I-269 stretching from High­way 302 in Marshall County to Highway 305 in DeSoto County. Mike Tagert, highway commissioner of the Northern District, praised the completion of this second segment which he said has been […]

Rockfon Celebrates Grand Opening

SUE WATSON STAFF WRITER Rockfon, the second manufacturing facility in the Chickasaw Trail Indus­trial Park, held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting last week. The 130,000-square-foot ceiling tile manufacturing facility is located adjacent to its sister plant ROXUL, which makes insulation. The companies are the first of their kind in the United States and are subsidiaries […]