July 17, 2015
U.S. Foods re-enters region with new Flowood facility
U.S. Foods "chopped" the ribbon on its 272,000 square-foot distribution center in Flowood, marking the company's return to Rankin County after an EF3 twister destroyed its old facility in Pearl.
The new facility, in operation for three weeks, is LEED-certified and features multiple temperature zones. It will serve U.S. Foods' Mississippi and Louisiana markets, which represents about 4,000 chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice operators. Sales in the two states total more than $1 billion annually. Employment will hover between 300 and 400, said Gil Smith, the company's division president.
June 30, 2015
MDA names new deputy director, Mike McGreavey
Mississippi Development Authority has announced Mike McGrevey has joined the agency as deputy director, effective July 6. McGrevey comes to MDA from the city of Meridian, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city, including economic development and working to improve the city’s infrastructure.
May 29, 2015
ISA TANTEC OPENS FIRST U.S. LEATHER TANNERY OPERATIONS IN VICKSBURG, MISS.
Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec gathered today for the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. leather tannery in Vicksburg, Miss. The company announced in May 2014 it would locate the operations in the Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex. The project, known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and is creating 366 jobs.