March 31, 2016
Billy’s Original Foods Creates 25 New Jobs in Vicksburg, MS
Officials from Billy’s Original Foods announce the company is creating at least 25 jobs and investing $511,000 in food production operations in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is a manufacturer of artisan, ready-to-eat frozen Italian meals and deli products.
February 8, 2016
Continental Tire Locating Manufacturing Plant in Hinds County, Mississippi
Governor Phil Bryant and executives from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, manufacturer of passenger, light truck and commercial vehicle tires, officially announced today the company is locating a commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.45 billion and will create 2,500 new jobs.
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.