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Cooperative Competes Grant Awarded for Property Development Assistance in Diamondhead, MS

Hattiesburg, Miss. (November 6, 2019) — Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member distribution cooperatives it serves, announced today the award of a Cooperative Competes grant to assist strategic development of commercial property in the City of Diamondhead. The $25,000 Cooperative Competes grant will match the City of Diamondhead’s funds for master planning and environmental …

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Jones Lumber Plans $18 Million Expansion in Natchez, Adding 35 New Jobs

  Jones Lumber Co. is expanding its Mississippi grade-lumber operations with an $18-million corporate investment in Natchez that will create 35 jobs. Jones Lumber has operations in locations throughout Mississippi, all of which produce hardwood mats. In January 2018, the company acquired the former Rives and Reynolds lumber mill in Natchez, where it will specialize …

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American Baitworks will Construct New Manufacturing Facility, Creating 70 New Jobs in Jackson County

Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 21, 2019) — An industrial park in South Mississippi will welcome a new tenant and job growth over the next few months. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve the sale of land in Sunplex Light Industrial Park to American Baitworks Co. for the company’s national headquarters, new state-of-the-art …

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Cooperative Energy Dedicates Engine Power Plant in Benndale

Technology Allows Utility to Continue Mission and Provide Reliable, Safe Energy   BENNDALE, MS – Cooperative Energy today dedicated a new gas-fired engine power plant at its Benndale Station, marking the first electric utility globally to own and place Wärtsilä 31SG engines into commercial operation.   The 22.7 MW plant, located in rural George County, …

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Cooperative Competes grant was awarded to Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA) that will aid in promoting the Greenpointe Industrial Park

  Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 9, 2019) — Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member distribution cooperatives it serves, has awarded a Cooperative Competes grant to the Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA). The $25,000 Cooperative Competes grant will aid in promoting the Greenpointe Industrial Park, an 800-acre heavy industrial property located in Washington County, Mississippi. The …

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Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission received grant funds for engineering and site due diligence of recently acquired industrial property adjacent to Stennis International Airport.

Hattiesburg, Miss. (September 24, 2019) — Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member distribution cooperatives it serves, announced the award of two Cooperative Competes grants to assist with diverse projects in Hancock County. The first grant was awarded to Pearl River Community College for assistance in the construction of the Hancock Aviation Aerospace Workforce Academy …

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Cooperative Competes grant was awarded to Pearl River Community College for assistance in the construction of the Hancock Aviation Aerospace Workforce Academy.

Hattiesburg, Miss. (September 24, 2019) — Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member distribution cooperatives it serves, announced the award of two Cooperative Competes grants to assist with diverse projects in Hancock County. The first grant was awarded to Pearl River Community College for assistance in the construction of the Hancock Aviation Aerospace Workforce Academy …

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The Middleby Corporation Moving Lynx Grills’ Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations to Greenwood, Creating 200 Jobs

  Source: Mississippi Development Authority   Jackson, Miss — July 19, 2019 — The Middleby Corporation, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, is relocating Lynx Grills’ headquarters and manufacturing operations to the Viking Range facility in Greenwood. The project is a $5-million corporate investment and will create 200 jobs, 100 of which will …

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COOPERATIVE ENERGY NAMES JEFF BOWMAN AS NEW PRESIDENT AND NEXT CEO

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors today announced the selection of Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Bowman as the company’s new President. Bowman additionally will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer in late 2019, upon the retirement of Cooperative Energy’s current President and CEO Jim Compton.   Bowman, 47, will …

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VT Halter Marine wins $746 Million Contract to Build New Coast Guard Icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst   Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS April 23, 2019 – 6:45 PM   PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy’s …

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