‘Go big or go home’: Business that started in couple’s garage uses MDA grant for much-needed expansion
For almost a quarter-century, the husband-wife team of George and Judy East have been operating East Systems, Inc., an electronic components company in East Columbus.
It’s been a pretty good partnership for the couple who grew up together in Houston, Mississippi. George is an electrical engineer while Judy is an accountant. It’s a nice combination of skills.
“I make it and she pays it,” George said.
After voters expanded Medicaid in conservative states like Missouri and Oklahoma, health care advocates are renewing a push for expansion in Mississippi and other Southern states where Republican leaders have long been opposed.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced Tuesday a plan to add an expansion valued at nearly a quarter billion dollars to its Lowndes County facility, which is expected to create at least 45 jobs in the next three years.
Mississippi has a bright-lights-big-city problem, with a significant numbers of college graduates earning their degrees in this mostly rural state and then departing for bigger paychecks and expanded cultural opportunities in Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville and beyond.
About 14 months since breaking ground on the project, the Golden Triangle Development LINK hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new $100 million paint line at Steel Dynamics, Inc.
A new phase of work for a short extension of the Riverwalk is in progress.
A proposed $5 million expansion project — expected to create 100 jobs locally — by DPM Fragrance is on hold after the company was purchased by a private equity fund.
Community and industry leaders attended a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the incoming paint expansion at the Steel Dynamics Inc. plant in Lowndes County.
Some deals take months, even years, to put together.
Steel Dynamics is undertaking a $100 million expansion at its Lowndes County facility, a move company officials say will add 40 new positions.