Volume 4, Issue 5
April 2014

Logistics Within the Mississippi National Guard Webinar

June 5th 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
The University of Southern Mississippi's
Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation collaboration with the 184th Sustainment Command will proudly present the webinar
"Logistics within the Mississippi National

Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation and Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Signs Memorandum of Understanding


Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) has signed an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi, formalizing an accord that will bring together the two major south Mississippi entities to address military transportation, logistics, and freight-based economic development innovations across the Gulf South, officials announced Friday.


Camp Shelby officials signed the agreement with Southern Miss's Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT), a move intended to strengthen the strategic intermodal logistics hub opportunities and incorporate the capabilities and collaborative efforts between the center and the military.



Study: U.S. ranks No. 2 in global manufacturing


Boston Consulting Group issued a new ranking of the planet's top 25 exporting countries, dubbing the U.S. a "rising star" of global manufacturing because of its dwindling domestic natural gas prices, increased worker productivity and lack of pressure to raise wages.


Released on Friday, the study reports that even though China remains the world's foremost country in terms of manufacturing competitiveness, it is feeling the heat of the high cost of labor and transportation as well as lackluster productivity growth.

Dewmar International BMC, Inc. Receives Excellence in Manufacturing Award From the U.S. Trade & Commerce Institute


Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (otc pink:DEWM) (pinksheets:DEWM) ("Dewmar" or "Company") a leading provider of consumer brands and new innovations to global markets announced today that it has been selected for the 2013 Mississippi Excellence in Manufacturing Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the U.S. Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).


The U.S. Trade and Commerce Institute said, "Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Mississippi is renowned for."

Acco Brands Investing $1.6M, Adding 162 Workers

The company announced the $1.6 million investment yesterday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building, and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist.

The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office supplies under various brands including Mead, Swingline, Five Star and Day Runner. It has more than 500 full-time employees in Booneville.

Acco spent $55 million to renovate and expand its distribution center in Booneville in 2008, getting at least $3.3 million in state and federal aid and adding 300 jobs at the time.

"Since the opening of our state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in 2008, we have moved a variety of manufacturing and customer care positions into Booneville from China, Canada and other U.S. locations," Acco Senior Vice President Mark Gams said in a statement. "We are always looking for opportunities to take advantage of the well-trained and well-educated workforce defining Mississippi as a business destination."

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Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium, Pensacola Beach, FL, May 29-30, 2014 


CLTT Webinar: Logistics within the Mississippi National Guard June 5, 2014 


APICS 2014 New Orleans, LA, October 19-21, 2014 


Mississippi Manufacturers Association Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, MS May 28-30, 2014 

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Hattiesburg, MS 39406-000
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