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MMA Blog

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association’s blog provides relevant news and information on a local, state, and national level.

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Blog posts:

May 11, 2022: MMA Scholarship Spotlight: Jackson State’s Khaela Jones

April 27, 2022: Made in Mississippi: Taylor Power Systems

April 26, 2022: Senator Roger Wicker Visits MMA Member PFG Precision Optics

April 19, 2022: Carpenter Pole and Piling to Locate New Pole Mill in Waynesboro

April 14, 2022: Sandy Crist Named New Executive Director of MMA-MEP

April 13, 2022: Taylor Power Systems’ TM 1000 Wins Inaugural Mississippi Makers’ Challenge

April 12, 2022: Albany Industries Locating Manufacturing and Shipping Operations to Calhoun City

April 5, 2022: MMA Member Enviva Announces New Wood Biomass Manufacturing Plant

April 4, 2022: Top Four Products Announced in Mississippi Makers’ Challenge

March 31, 2022: Hyde-Smith Announces $1.2 Million Grant to Support Manufacturing in Mississippi

March 28, 2022: Top 8 Products Announced in Mississippi Makers’ Challenge

March 22, 2022: Made in Mississippi: Shuqualak Lumber Company

March 21, 2022: Top 16 Products Announced for Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney

March 14, 2022: Mississippi Passes Law to Support Advanced Recycling

March 8, 2022: Leadership I and II Recap

March 3, 2022: MMA Scholarship Spotlight: Bayleigh Graves of Southern Miss

March 1, 2022: MMA President & CEO John McKay Joined SuperTalk’s MidDays with Gerard Gibert

February 23, 2022: MMA Announces Launch of Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney

February 18, 2022: Richland, MS-based Siemens Energy Wins 2021 EPA Region 4 Pollution Prevention Award

February 17, 2022: Nissan Announces Plans to Build Electric Vehicles in Mississippi

February 8, 2022: MMA President & CEO John McKay Named to Mississippi’s Top 50

January 31, 2022: Made in Mississippi: Stringer Industries

January 26, 2022: MMA Scholarship Spotlight – Preston McWilliams of Ole MIss is Using His General Engineering Major to Jumpstart a Transition to Med School

January 18, 2022: MMA Member Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery Announces Expansion in New Albany

January 13, 2022: Supreme Court Rules Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses

January 6, 2022: U.S. Supreme Court to Review COVID Vaccine Mandates Friday

January 5, 2022: Halter Marine Awarded $555.2 Million for Second Polar Security Cutter

December 29, 2021: December 2021 New Member Welcome: Alpha Industrial Services

December 22, 2021: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

December 22, 2021: Don’t Miss the 2022 MMA Legislative Reception on January 18, 2022

December 20, 2021: Sandman Bedding Locating Manufacturing Operations in Lee County

December 20, 2021: Made in Mississippi: Viking Range

December 10, 2021: East Mississippi Community College Encourages Women to Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

December 6, 2021: Jones Constructing New Headquarters Facility in Midtown Hattiesburg

November 29, 2021: Taylor Group Wins $261.7 Million Contract with U.S. Army

November 23, 2021: Made in Mississippi: 2022 Nissan Frontier

November 22, 2021: From Detroit to Mississippi: MMA Secretary-Treasurer Kirk Lewis Embraces His New Home

November 18, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Taylor Power Systems

November 17, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

November 17, 2021: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

November 15, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Balch & Bingham

November 12, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Mississippi Polymer Institute

November 11, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Northeast Mississippi Community College

November 10, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Multicraft International

November 9, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation

November 9, 2021: Governor Reeves Announces RESTORE Act Awards, Commits Over $10 Million to Strengthen Gulf Coast Workforce

November 8, 2021: Member Appreciation Month – The Chemours Company

November 8, 2021: NAM: Vaccine Mandate Set for New Year

November 5, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Viking Range

November 4, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Celebrating Brunini’s 40th Anniversary

November 4, 2021: MMA Scholarship Spotlight: Itawamba Community College’s Matthew Eaton

November 3, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Celebrating Entergy’s 50th Year of Membership

November 3, 2021: Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Establishing Manufacturing Operations in Lee County

November 2, 2021: Ilex Organics Starting Operations in Clarksdale

November 2, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Celebrating Tronox’s 50 Years of Membership

November 1, 2021: Member Appreciation Month: Celebrating International Paper’s 60 Years of Membership

November 1, 2021: MMA Welcomes Seven New Members in October, Three in September

October 28, 2021: Voyant Beauty Increasing Capacity in Olive Branch

October 28, 2021: Recycling Company Madera Fuels Locating Collection and Processing Operations to Vicksburg

October 21, 2021: 2021 MMA Environmental and Safety Conference Recap

October 20, 2021: Pat Thomasson Named MMA’s First Woman Chair of the Board

October 14, 2021: Agenda Set for 2021 MMA Environmental and Safety Conference

October 14, 2021: Tull Brothers Expanding Manufacturing Operations in Corinth

October 7, 2021: AccelerateMS Hires Deputy Director for Strategy & Programs

October 6, 2021: Mississippi Development Authority Accepting Applications for Industrial Energy Efficiency Grants

October 6, 2021: Tyson Foods Announces $61 Million Investment to Meet Consumer Demand for Tyson® Chicken Brand

October 5, 2021: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Expanding in Iuka

October 5, 2021: MDEQ Seeks Environmental Leaders for enHance Membership

October 1, 2021: Governor Reeves Declares October 1 as Manufacturing Day in Mississippi

September 29, 2021: Governor Reeves Visits MMA Member Hunter Engineering

September 28, 2021: U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Measures to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

September 24, 2021: Accelerate Mississippi Awards MS Gulf Coast Community College Nearly $1M to Grow Diesel Tech Program

September 23, 2021: MMA President & CEO John McKay Speaks at Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce Event

September 22, 2021: MMA President & CEO John McKay Joins Accelerate MS Podcast

September 17, 2021: NAM Addresses Key Issues with Biden Tax Plan

September 15, 2021: NAM Pushes Back on Tax Increases

September 10, 2021: National Association of Manufacturers Releases Statement on Vaccine Mandate

September 9, 2021: Summit Plastics Increasing Production Capacity in Summit

September 8, 2021: Ocean Aero Locating Manufacturing Operations and Headquarters in Gulfport

September 7, 2021: Mississippi Development Authority Awards Grants to V-Quad Competition Winners

September 3, 2021: MDEQ Seeks Environmental Leaders for enHance Membership

September 2, 2021: Honoring Manufacturing Labor

September 1, 2021: MSU CAVS Extension Offering Multiple Classes in September

September 1, 2021: Governor Reeves Names Laura Hipp Interim Director of MDA

August 31, 2021: Toyota Celebrates Sale of 50-Millionth Corolla

August 27, 2021: MMA President and CEO John McKay Testifies Before Tax Study Committee at State Capitol

August 25, 2021: MDEQ Recognizes 2020 and 2021 enHance Members

August 24, 2021: Toyota Mississippi Donates 28 Corollas to Workforce and Fire Safety Training Organizations

August 24, 2021: Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Approval

August 20, 2021: NASA Looking for Applications to Agency’s CubeSat Launch Inititative

August 19, 2021: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Tests Postive for COVID-19

August 18, 2021: Miller’s Mission: Ryan Miller Embracing the Mission of Accelerate Mississippi

August 17, 2021: AP: U.S. Factory Production Sees Biggest Gains in Four Months

August 14, 2021: MDA Director John Rounsaville Stepping Down Effective August 31, 2021

August 12, 2021: Registration is OPEN for 2021 PAC Golf Tournament and Environmental & Safety Conference

August 11, 2021: Clifton Carroll Named Director of External Affairs for Skills Foundation

August 10, 2021: MSU CAVS Extension Offering ‘Statistical Process Control’ Training

August 9, 2021: ZDNet: Ransomware Attacks are Becoming More Punitive

August 6, 2021: Bloomberg: Senate Vote on Infrastructure Bill Could Come This Weekend

August 4, 2021: JSU Hosts High Schoolers for STEM Programs

August 3, 2021: Infrastructure Bill Moves Closer to Vote; NAM to Host “Day of Action” Webinar to Support Package

August 2, 2021: IndustryWeek: Selling Direct-to-Customer Is Increasingly an Attractive Option

July 30, 2021: Getting Ready for Manufacturing Day on October 1

July 28, 2021: AccelerateMS Expands Executive Team

July 27, 2021: MDA Announces Second Round of V-Quad Grants for Technology Ventures

July 22, 2021: OSHA Issues Heat Awareness Information

July 21, 2021: New Way Trucks Expanding in Booneville

July 20, 2021: Tonya G. McCall Named Director of MSU Cavs Extension

July 16, 2021: Lex Taylor of Taylor Group Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

July 15, 2021: Nissan in Canton Begins Production of ’22 Frontier

July 14, 2021: Lex Taylor of the Taylor Group to Testify Thursday Before U.S. Senate Committee

July 13, 2021: NAM Announces 2021 STEP Ahead Award Winners

July 12, 2021: Industry Week Analyzes COVID’s Effect on the Manufacturing Industry

July 9, 2021: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Visits MMA Member Taylor Machine Works