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New Jobs Coming to Mississippi
Corelle Brands opening manufacturing and distribution facility
in Marshall County, creating 400 jobs

Jackson, Miss. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Corelle Brands LLC, a leading American manufacturer and marketer of houseware brands such as Pyrex, Snapware and Corelle, announced it is moving a portion of its manufacturing and distribution operations to Marshall County. The company plans to invest $27.7 million in the construction of a new facility and create approximately 400 jobs by the end of June 2020.

“Corelle Brands is widely recognized for its iconic brands and quality housewares. The region’s productive workforce, coupled with North Mississippi’s prime logistical location, will ensure the products made in Marshall County continue the company’s tradition of excellence and are delivered quickly and efficiently to Corelle Brands’ customers,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.

Corelle Brands will open the facility in the Gateway Global Logistics Center inside the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. The company will lease an approximately 786,000-square-foot facility that is being constructed by Panattoni Development Company.

“We appreciate the support of the Mississippi Development Authority and Marshall County. Their partnership with Corelle Brands was a key factor in our decision to locate this facility in Mississippi, a move that will improve our operational efficiency and customer service capabilities,” said Corelle Brands, LLC President and CEO Kenneth G. Wilkes. “We look forward to providing great job opportunities in Marshall County.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for equipment relocation and installation, infrastructure improvements and workforce training. Marshall County is providing grant assistance and qualifying local property tax exemptions in support of the project. The Tennessee Valley Authority is assisting with the project, as well.

“Corelle Brands will bring hundreds of new jobs to Marshall County as a result of the teamwork and leadership of our government and economic development partners who remain committed to bringing private capital investment creating exciting career opportunities for the people of North Mississippi,” said MDA Executive Director, Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, who, along with the MDA team, worked together to bring this industry-leading company to our great state.”

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About Corelle Brands LLC
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., Corelle Brands LLC (the U.S. operating subsidiary of Corelle Brands Holdings Inc.) and its affiliates manufacture and market products worldwide through a portfolio of well-recognized and respected brands, including under the Pyrex®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, Snapware®, Chicago Cutlery®, and Olfa® trademarks. Corelle Brands and its affiliates employ approximately 3,000 people, and have major manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and Asia-Pacific regions.

About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.

 
Entergy Nuclear expanding operations, workforce in Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Entergy Nuclear is expanding its operations and workforce in Mississippi, creating 70 new jobs at its Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson and more than 250 new jobs at its Jackson-based headquarters.

“Entergy’s decisions to locate its nuclear headquarters in Jackson and seek the relicensing of the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson continue to pay big dividends for Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “This expansion of the company’s nuclear workforce in our state will create hundreds of new high-tech, high-paying jobs and be yet another milestone toward making Mississippi a hub for the energy industry and the investments that go with it.”

Since 2017, Entergy Corporation has created approximately 170 jobs at Grand Gulf. The addition of the 70 new jobs over the next one to two years will bring the nuclear station’s employment to approximately 890 workers. Additionally, Entergy is upgrading equipment at Grand Gulf.

The addition of more than 250 new jobs at Entergy Nuclear’s Jackson headquarters will double its workforce, which is comprised of professionals who work in a variety of capacities to support Entergy’s nuclear plants in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as merchant plants in the Northeast U.S. The new jobs are expected to be filled by the end of this year. Entergy is adding new construction and reconfiguring existing space to accommodate the new employees.

“Our Nuclear Strategic Plan is a five-year business strategy to provide robust governance, oversight and support of the fleet and to achieve excellence in all nuclear operations,” said Chris Bakken, Entergy Nuclear executive vice president. “The expansion of the headquarters building at Echelon allows our growing nuclear team to work in a single location, fostering unity, collaboration and team effectiveness.”

“As we build the utility of the future, we’re also building the workforce of the future,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “We’re proud to be able to bring more jobs to the state. Entergy and Entergy Nuclear’s combined workforce in Mississippi will now be more than 2,000 employees.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance through the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program in support of the project.

“Entergy Nuclear delivers excellence in energy, environmental stewardship and economic development so MDA is proud to provide support as they bring hundreds of new career opportunities for Mississippians in Claiborne County and at their headquarters in Jackson,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “Mississippi is fortunate to be the home of Entergy Nuclear’s headquarters and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station as the positive impact of these investments will be felt for generations to come.”

In addition to these latest nuclear investments, Entergy has spent $1 billion in the past three years to strengthen and modernize Entergy Mississippi’s electric grid. This includes the installation of advanced electric meters throughout its entire service territory.

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About Entergy Mississippi
Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 449,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.