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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Atlas Web Technologies to Add Capacity at Paper Mill in Meridian

ATLANTA (Courtesy: Atlas Roofing) Atlas Web Technologies, a division of Atlas Roofing Corporation, announced it will be making investments in two of its paper mills to increase capacity significantly. The premier manufacturer and supplier of 100% recycled paper and coated glass flexible facers to the polyiso and gypsum building materials markets, Atlas will make these improvements at its Meridian, MS, and Franklin, OH, paper mills, increasing capacity by approximately 30% over the next two years. This comes on the heels of a recent capacity expansion project at the Meridian coated glass facer plant and will help Atlas grow their coverage as the largest flexible facer manufacturer in North America.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Hood Industries Building Plywood Facility in Beaumont

Jackson, Miss. (May 4, 2023) – Hood Industries announced today its plans to build a state-of-the-art laminated plywood panel manufacturing facility in Beaumont in Perry County. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $200 million and will create 265 direct jobs.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Mississippi Development Authority Accepting Applications for Industrial Energy Efficiency Grants

JACKSON – The Mississippi Development Authority is accepting grant applications for the 2023 Mississippi Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, which is made possible through approximately $500,000 in State Energy Program funds from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Governor Reeves Signs Bill Expanding Workforce Development Initiatives in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced he signed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at furthering investments in and bolstering the efforts of Mississippi’s Office of Workforce Development (Accelerate Mississippi).

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Chevron Road Trip Visits MSU CAVS Extension to Showcase Innovative New Gasoline Blend

CANTON (Courtesy: Chevron) – Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), kicked off a road trip today across the U.S. Gulf Coast to showcase an innovative new gasoline blend with more than 50 percent renewable content. People from Chevron and Toyota will be driving Toyota’s Tundra, RAV4, and Camry on this road trip with the objective of demonstrating the fuel, which is more than 40 percent less carbon intensive than traditional gasoline on a lifecycle basis.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

MMA-MEP Hiring Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator works with the MMA-MEP staff in the development, implementation and improvement of programs and services to enable growth and resiliency in Mississippi’s manufacturing supply chain. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Raytheon Technologies in Forest Wins 2023 Mississippi Makers' Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney

JACKSON – The Next Generation Jammer from Raytheon Technologies is the winner of the 2023 Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney and has earned the title of “Coolest Thing Made in Mississippi”. Representatives from Raytheon Technologies were presented with a trophy and a ‘Winner’ banner during a ceremony at the Mississippi State Capitol Thursday morning.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Column: Mississippi Manufacturers Remain Resilient

JACKSON (by MMA President & CEO John McKay and published in Magnolia Tribune) -Manufacturing has seen many ups and downs in Mississippi over the last century. From its nascent beginnings as much of the South moved from agrarian-based economies to the incredibly high-tech industries that we see today, there have been several inflection points that have shaped manufacturing.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Finalists Announced in 2nd Annual Mississippi Makers’ Challenge

JACKSON – The 2nd annual Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney is down to its final four products.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

MMA Member Ingalls to Expand Unmanned System Capabilities with Ocean Aero

MCLEAN, Va. and GULFPORT, Miss. — HII (NYSE: HII) and Ocean Aero initiated a strategic agreement to advance the combined capabilities of their respective unmanned maritime platforms and autonomy software solutions.