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Weyerhaeuser is proud to be part of the Golden Triangle community. Like a Weyerhaeuser forest, a strong community stands together.

Our operations consistently seek innovative ways to meet our customers' needs, maintain exceptional quality and safety standards, while protecting the surrounding environment. We recognize our team members as the keys to our success.

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State of local industry remains strong, officials say

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BY GARTHIA ELENA BURNETT gburnett@cdispatch.com

Business • Home Auto • Life • Health Aberdeen 662-369-8681 • Amory 662-256-1100 Columbus 662-328-0492 • Starkville 662-323-3332 West Point 662-494-4781

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East Mississippi Community College presented a Special Recognition Award to Jon Maynard and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Tommy Tomlinson of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s board of directors and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services. Special Recognition Awards are presented for outstanding leadership with superior results in building regional coalitions for community and economic development.

Columbus and Lowndes County boast more than 60 industries, and its economic development arm continues to recruit more. The area currently has the potential to add thousands of jobs from prospective companies. In 2010, more than $226 million was invested in Lowndes County from new industry locating in the area existing industry expanding. The projects created more than 400 jobs. This year, The ColumbusLowndes Development Link is pursuing nine projects totaling 3,435 jobs and $2 billion worth of investment. Current prospects include companies in the businesses of sustainable energy, steel and aerospace, said Brenda Lathan vice president for economic development of the Columbus-

Lowndes Development Link. “Industry in Lowndes County is doing really well,� Lathan said, noting the Link focuses part of its efforts on supporting existing industry. Through company visits, Link staff determines the needs of local industries and works with Congress and others to meet those needs and also make companies aware of any incentives available to them through new legislation. Current industries employ as few as five people (Datco textile and tack cloth manufacturer) and as many as 560 (Severstal steel mill). The 7,000 acres of land in the Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Park is drawing more interest from prospective industry and is gaining international attention. “We’ve had five to six countries looking at the park (online) — India, Germany,� Lathan said.

“One thing about the industrial park is all of our sites, with the exception of just a few, are shovelready sites,� she continued. “And we control ever ything, either through ownership or option (to buy).� Those sites not “shovel ready� can be prepared within a matter of months. Industries at the industrial park include Severstal and partners Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel, Eurocopter, manufacturer of helicopters, Stark Aviation and Aurora Flight Sciences, which both produce unmanned aerial vehicles, and Paccar engine plant. Paccar started its operations in the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence at East Mississippi Community College–Mayhew. It began operations at its 440,000-square-foot plant in December 2010. Since then, more than 2,000 engines have been assembled at the plant,

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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

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East Mississippi Community College presented the Director’s Award to PACCAR Engine Company during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, first row from left: Ben VanderGriend, Lex Lemmers and Pat Thompson, all of PACCAR; Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services; and Lance Walters and George Kerekes, both of PACCAR. In the second row are Michael Prater, Michael Wheeler, Shafter Briscoe and Steve Doyle, all of PACCAR. The Director’s Award recognizes the highest level of workforce training. It is presented to industries that demonstrate management excellence with superior outcomes, improve and build upon outstanding results and excellent systems, and deploy “world class� processes.

with about 600 already delivered to customers. The plant, a $400 million

investment, employs 160 people and is housed on a 400-acre campus.

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hospitals and in our communities. From building a Habitat for Humanity home to the many health fairs, free health

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screenings, and educational initiatives, we provided more

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than $200 million in community outreach in 2010. For

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us, it’s a reminder of how much we can accomplish and motivation to do even more to support our community in ways that strengthen all of us. To view a full copy of our 2010 community report, please visit www.baptistonline.org.

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LIVE CHARGED LIVE WELL PROUD SUPPORTERS OF LOCAL INDUSTRY

“GNC’s Longest Running Franchise!” © The Dispatch

Owners Howard Ferguson and Jo Ann M. Walk-Ferguson

COLUMBUS Leigh Mall 328-4450 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

BOBTAIL DELIVERY • TRANSPORT DELIVERY GASOLINE • DIESEL FUEL FARM • CONSTRUCTION • RETAIL • INDUSTRIAL

Congratulations to our 2011 scholarship recipients: Julianna Gorman National Merit Scholarship Award Tyler Coleman Stephanie Cruse Sheoyki Davis Sam Doughty Tiffany Labonte Christopher Richardson Cornelius Washington

STARKVILLE-SMOOTHIE 911 Hwy 12 W. • Ste 206 B 323-4919 Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

We’re Proud to be a part of the growing economy of Lowndes County for the past 47 years, and we welcome new industry and salute the already successful!!

1-866-508-3537 • 328-5776 • 1120 Gardner Blvd. • Columbus

We’ll Do The Job!

Call for Price Quote 662-328-6341 WE KEEP YOU MOVING!


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East Mississippi Community College presented a Best Practices Award to Weyerhaeuser Columbus during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Bernadette Mestas and Carey Butler, both of Weyerhaeuser, and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services. Best Practices Awards are presented to companies that provide outstanding examples of workforce training, quality management and business practices that serve as models for others.

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Exceeding Expectations in Human Resources Management Local Industry Partner for over 28 Years

Saluting our community’s industry growth Advancing to new levels of opportunity Looking forward to the future of Columbus Undertaking challenges and producing results Taking charge of the present and the future Eager to see more results of our community’s efforts HR Management Problems…SOLVED! STAFFING & RECRUITING Admin • Industrial • Professional

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TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT Technical Skills • Leadership Skills

CPI training programs enhance productivity and develop teams.

WWW.CPI-GROUP.COM Your Strategic Workforce Partner

112 Fifth Street North • Columbus, MS 39701 • 662.328.1042 Toll Free: 888.566.8303 • cpi-group.com

East Mississippi Community College presented a Best Practices Award to Severstal Columbus during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Atiba Prater and Danyell Gingell, both of Severstal, and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services . Best Practices Awards are presented to companies that provide outstanding examples of workforce training, quality management and business practices that serve as models for others.

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Proud to work with area industry Demolition | Site Work | Storm Damage | Grading

Contributed photo © The Dispatch

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57 Burns D Drive i |C Columbus, l b M MS S 39 3 39702 970 702 | (6 ((662) 66 62 2) 32 3 329-3703 2

Exceeding Expectations in Human Resources Management Local Industry Partner for over 28 Years

Saluting our community’s industry growth Advancing to new levels of opportunity Looking forward to the future of Columbus Undertaking challenges and producing results Taking charge of the present and the future Eager to see more results of our community’s efforts HR Management Problems…SOLVED! STAFFING & RECRUITING Admin • Industrial • Professional

CPI provides on-demand access to the people that you need.

HR ADVISORY SOLUTIONS Comp plans • HR laws • Strategy Whenever you need HR support, CPI offers world class expertise.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT Technical Skills • Leadership Skills

CPI training programs enhance productivity and develop teams.

WWW.CPI-GROUP.COM Your Strategic Workforce Partner

112 Fifth Street North • Columbus, MS 39701 • 662.328.1042 Toll Free: 888.566.8303 • cpi-group.com

East Mississippi Community College presented a Best Practices Award to Severstal Columbus during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Atiba Prater and Danyell Gingell, both of Severstal, and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services . Best Practices Awards are presented to companies that provide outstanding examples of workforce training, quality management and business practices that serve as models for others.

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East Mississippi Community College presented a Best Practices Award to Weyerhaeuser Columbus during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Bernadette Mestas and Carey Butler, both of Weyerhaeuser, and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services. Best Practices Awards are presented to companies that provide outstanding examples of workforce training, quality management and business practices that serve as models for others.

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LIVE CHARGED LIVE WELL PROUD SUPPORTERS OF LOCAL INDUSTRY

“GNC’s Longest Running Franchise!” © The Dispatch

Owners Howard Ferguson and Jo Ann M. Walk-Ferguson

COLUMBUS Leigh Mall 328-4450 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

BOBTAIL DELIVERY • TRANSPORT DELIVERY GASOLINE • DIESEL FUEL FARM • CONSTRUCTION • RETAIL • INDUSTRIAL

Congratulations to our 2011 scholarship recipients: Julianna Gorman National Merit Scholarship Award Tyler Coleman Stephanie Cruse Sheoyki Davis Sam Doughty Tiffany Labonte Christopher Richardson Cornelius Washington

STARKVILLE-SMOOTHIE 911 Hwy 12 W. • Ste 206 B 323-4919 Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

We’re Proud to be a part of the growing economy of Lowndes County for the past 47 years, and we welcome new industry and salute the already successful!!

1-866-508-3537 • 328-5776 • 1120 Gardner Blvd. • Columbus

We’ll Do The Job!

Call for Price Quote 662-328-6341 WE KEEP YOU MOVING!


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State of local industry remains strong, officials say

SALUTE TO INDUSTRY: SPECIAL RECOGNITION

BY GARTHIA ELENA BURNETT gburnett@cdispatch.com

Business • Home Auto • Life • Health Aberdeen 662-369-8681 • Amory 662-256-1100 Columbus 662-328-0492 • Starkville 662-323-3332 West Point 662-494-4781

www.gcminsurance.com

C Building leaders L for tomorrow’s R industrial teams! A 327-4935 www.clra.net

Contributed photo

East Mississippi Community College presented a Special Recognition Award to Jon Maynard and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, from left, Tommy Tomlinson of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s board of directors and Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services. Special Recognition Awards are presented for outstanding leadership with superior results in building regional coalitions for community and economic development.

Columbus and Lowndes County boast more than 60 industries, and its economic development arm continues to recruit more. The area currently has the potential to add thousands of jobs from prospective companies. In 2010, more than $226 million was invested in Lowndes County from new industry locating in the area existing industry expanding. The projects created more than 400 jobs. This year, The ColumbusLowndes Development Link is pursuing nine projects totaling 3,435 jobs and $2 billion worth of investment. Current prospects include companies in the businesses of sustainable energy, steel and aerospace, said Brenda Lathan vice president for economic development of the Columbus-

Lowndes Development Link. “Industry in Lowndes County is doing really well,� Lathan said, noting the Link focuses part of its efforts on supporting existing industry. Through company visits, Link staff determines the needs of local industries and works with Congress and others to meet those needs and also make companies aware of any incentives available to them through new legislation. Current industries employ as few as five people (Datco textile and tack cloth manufacturer) and as many as 560 (Severstal steel mill). The 7,000 acres of land in the Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Park is drawing more interest from prospective industry and is gaining international attention. “We’ve had five to six countries looking at the park (online) — India, Germany,� Lathan said.

“One thing about the industrial park is all of our sites, with the exception of just a few, are shovelready sites,� she continued. “And we control ever ything, either through ownership or option (to buy).� Those sites not “shovel ready� can be prepared within a matter of months. Industries at the industrial park include Severstal and partners Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel, Eurocopter, manufacturer of helicopters, Stark Aviation and Aurora Flight Sciences, which both produce unmanned aerial vehicles, and Paccar engine plant. Paccar started its operations in the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence at East Mississippi Community College–Mayhew. It began operations at its 440,000-square-foot plant in December 2010. Since then, more than 2,000 engines have been assembled at the plant,

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For nearly a century, the mission of Baptist Memorial Health Care has been to serve others, both inside our

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

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Contributed photo

East Mississippi Community College presented the Director’s Award to PACCAR Engine Company during the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held April 27 at the Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. Pictured are, first row from left: Ben VanderGriend, Lex Lemmers and Pat Thompson, all of PACCAR; Dr. Raj Shaunak, EMCC vice president of Workforce and Community Services; and Lance Walters and George Kerekes, both of PACCAR. In the second row are Michael Prater, Michael Wheeler, Shafter Briscoe and Steve Doyle, all of PACCAR. The Director’s Award recognizes the highest level of workforce training. It is presented to industries that demonstrate management excellence with superior outcomes, improve and build upon outstanding results and excellent systems, and deploy “world class� processes.

with about 600 already delivered to customers. The plant, a $400 million

investment, employs 160 people and is housed on a 400-acre campus.

DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED TO: Cut Costs? Save Floor Space? Increase Flexibility? Reduce training time and expense?

AbilityWorks is your answer!! We match highly trained disabled Mississippians with the manufacturing, assembly, recycling, packaging, and maintenance needs of your business.

hospitals and in our communities. From building a Habitat for Humanity home to the many health fairs, free health

ACEC

screenings, and educational initiatives, we provided more

Honor AWARD

than $200 million in community outreach in 2010. For

Ask us how we can help your business with: collating and sorting | product reclamation | grounds maintenance packaging and handling | assembly work | janitorial services | much more!

MS

us, it’s a reminder of how much we can accomplish and motivation to do even more to support our community in ways that strengthen all of us. To view a full copy of our 2010 community report, please visit www.baptistonline.org.

goldentriangle.baptistonline.org | 662-244-1000

www.neel-schaffer.com www.neel-schaffer.com

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662-324-9617


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Weyerhaeuser is proud to be part of the Golden Triangle community. Like a Weyerhaeuser forest, a strong community stands together.

Our operations consistently seek innovative ways to meet our customers' needs, maintain exceptional quality and safety standards, while protecting the surrounding environment. We recognize our team members as the keys to our success.

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