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Top: Joe Chandler, Steve Fair and Andy Porter. Middle: Hazel Brooks-Johnson,
Bruce Brooks and Lillian Brooks-Townsend. Bottom: Courtney Tolleson, Tracey
Barron and Lori Forrester.
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About the cover
A scrap bucket prepares to open above furnace number two at Steel
Dynamics in this file photo. Scrap metal goes in the furnace and then
comes out of the bottom as liquified metal. The metal is later made
into slabs and coils. (Courtesy photo)

Index of Advertisers
4-County Electric Power Association................................................ 5
Airbus............................................................................................... 7
Aurora Flight Sciences.................................................................... 23
Greg Smith and Ray Hollis. Melanie Sanders and Valeria Williams. Baldor............................................................................................ 11
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.................................... 21
Brislin, Inc........................................................................................ 8
Burns Dirt Construction, Inc........................................................... 13
C&P Printing................................................................................... 15
Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce................................... 12
Columbus Brick Company.............................................................. 17
Columbus Light & Water................................................................ 18
East Mississippi Community College................................................. 2
Electric Motor Sales & Service, Inc................................................. 12
Evans Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc......................................... 18
Golden Triangle Regional Airport.................................................... 10
Greater Starkville Development Partnership.................................... 13
International Paper......................................................................... 12
Jackson Newell Paper Companies............................................... 8, 20
Kirby Building Systems................................................................... 17
Mid-South Signs............................................................................. 19
Kevin Heggie, Troy Kriley and Lori Johnson. Gary and Debbie Cunningham. Monroe Tufline................................................................................. 6
Neel-Schaffer.................................................................................. 21
Paccar Engine Company................................................................. 19
Phillips Contracting........................................................................ 10
Premier Ford - Lincoln.................................................................... 13
Puckett-McGee Electric Supply....................................................... 15
Royal Trucking Company................................................................ 23
Southwire......................................................................................... 6
Steel Dynamics................................................................................. 5
Superior Catfish Products.................................................................. 6
The Clinic at Elm Lake.................................................................... 10
The Link........................................................................................... 3
Tronox............................................................................................ 14
USA Electrical Sales, LLC................................................................ 19
Valmet............................................................................................ 24
Waste Pro....................................................................................... 17
Wheeler Roofing, Inc........................................................................ 8
Shlomo Kai and Hadas Isreal. Mike Taquino and Steve Grice.
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EMCC holds celebrates industry
at 28th annual luncheon
By Alex Holloway | aholloway@cdispatch.com

O
n April 19, East Mis- a great institution right here in the
sissippi Community Golden Triangle area.”
College welcomed EMCC President Thomas Hueb-
local business, gov- ner said working with businesses
ernment and industry leaders to and industries to promote growth
its campus for the 28th annual in the region is one of EMCC’s
Industry Appreciation Luncheon. core missions.
The luncheon is held each year “When people are looking to
to recognize the achievements locate to any particular com-
of local industry in the Golden munity, they want to know that
Triangle, and the role local ed- there is going to be not only an
ucational instructions, such as available workforce but a trained
EMCC, play in continuing to workforce,” Huebner said, “and
strengthen the region’s industrial that the community has the re-
base. sources to allow them to take it to Top left: Allen and Mary Beaty. Bottom left: Shannon Collier and Steve Malone. Above: Gary Goldman,
Raj Shaunak, EMCC’s vice the next level. That’s what we’re Bell Renick, Michael Curran and Bobby Johnson
president for workforce and com- committed to.”
munity services, said the Golden Yokohama Tire Corporation,
Triangle’s education foundation located in Clay County, received
has led to advanced manufac- an award for best practices during
turing companies coming to the
region. For example, he lauded
the luncheon.
Huebner said the appreciation
Building stronger
PACCAR’s climate-controlled
facility, which he said boasts floor
luncheon is a chance for EMCC
and area leaders can express ap-
communities together.
so clean “you can eat off them.” preciation for local industries.
“The advanced manufacturing “We just wanted to have an
that goes on here is the world’s event where we can come out As the largest regional hospital in the
leading edge companies produc- and say thank you to all the
Baptist Memorial Health Care system,
ing quality products,” Shaunak businesses and industries that
said. work closely together to help and one of Golden Triangle’s largest
Steel Dynamics, Inc. won the create an outstanding community, employers, Baptist Golden Triangle
director’s award during the cere- Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff outstanding work environment
The Annual Industry Luncheon keynote speaker, Mr. Lance Walters speaks to a believes in delivering advanced health
mony, which is the equivalent to crowded room at EMCC April 19. “We have 550 employees now and we are and place to come live and be,”
being the EMCC-named Industry proud of every single one of them; we have just been recognized by Quality Huebner said. “East Mississippi care as much as sustaining healthier
of the Year. Shaunak said SDI was Magazine as 2017 Plant of the Year”, announces Walters. recognizes the importance of all communities. We value our local
selected for its commitment to of us working together to create
workforce training, management Workforce Services has helped through student internships, as opportunities for the community industries and salute those who work
excellence and other factors. in advancing training opportuni- well,” King said. “These students we serve. hard to build stronger communities.
Jason King, a spokesperson ties for our employees as well as are trained at a tremendous facil- “An event like this allows us Get Better with Baptist.
for SDI, said the award was an students at EMCC.” ity by top-notch instructors. Our to say thank you and recognize
honor. King also credited EMCC for contribution to economic devel- people who are going above and
“It is an honor for SDI to re- working alongside SDI in work- opment by hiring exceptional beyond,” he added. “We’re grate-
force training and development. EMCC Workforce Services grad-
ceive the EMCC Workforce
Services Director’s Award,” he “SDI and EMCC Workforce uates is something we are proud
ful for the opportunity to work
together with so many wonderful goldentriangle.baptistonline.org 800-544-8762
Get Better.
said. “Partnering with EMCC Services enjoy a great partnership of, and we are lucky to have such people.”
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East Mississippi Community College’s
28th Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon

Left: Janice and Johnny Whisett. Above left: Radal Bradberry and Susan Morgan. Above
right: Anna Lisa Roberts and Skip Scaggs.

EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) and EMCC Vice President Raj Shaunak (right) EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) and EMCC Vice President Raj Shaunak (right)
present Steel Dynamics members with an EMCC Workforce Services Director’s present Yokohama Tire Manufacturing members with an EMCC Workforce Service
Award for the highest level of recognition through workforce training, manage- Best Practices Award for providing outstanding examples of workforce training,
ment and deploying world class processes at the annual Industrial Luncheon property management and business practices that serve models for others at the
April 19. From left are Jason King, Madhu Ranade and Stephen Sims. annual Industrial Luncheon at EMCC April 19. From left are Yokohama’s Alan
Easome, Yuki Mukai, and Yokohama President Tetsuya Kuze.

Jason King, Madhu Ranade and Stephen Sims. Chrystal Newman, Tenise Smith, Yolanda Haddix and Debbie Cunningham.

EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) presents a speacial recognition award for out-
standing leadership in building a regional work ready community development EMCC President Tom Huebner left and LINK representative Harry Sanders present
and economic enhancement to 4-County Electric Power Association during the a special recognition for EMCC Workforce Services to Chrystal Newman for out-
Annual Industry Luncheon April 19. From left are Huebner, Brent Lochala, Brian standing leadership in building a regional work ready community and workforce
Davis, Joe Cade, Lynn Timbrook and Brian Clark from 4-County. training during the Annual Industry Luncheon April 19.
Left: Carey Butler and Lydia Scott, Middle: Laurie Guthrie and Mary Hastings. Right: Suzanne Richardson and Lefty Cobb. Photos by Luisa Porter | Dispatch Staff
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The Clinic at
Elm Lake
Personalized Medical Care for a Healthy, Happy, Strong YOU!

We are proud
supporters of local
industry and workers.
Stephanie M. Gale
Certified DOT Medical Examiners CFNP
CALL FOR A SAME DAY APPOINTMENT
WORK CARE & PRIMARY CARE
662.240.9999
3700 North Frontage Road • Columbus, MS Above: Bruff Sanders, Chris Bray, Jill Savely and LaDonna Helveston. Left: Bridgett McCleod
www.elmlakeclinic.com © The Dispatch
and Haley Harbin.

Island Road RV Park 30 Years, Providing The
+
Puckett-McGee

C & P
KP 533 Island Road
Electric Supply
Golden Triangle Area With Fine Printing
Conveniently located within walking distance
Kallie Phillips, CPA to the Riverwalk and downtown Columbus.
A LOCALLY-OWNED ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY
for over 80 years

We salute local industries
Full hook up (water, sewer, electricity)

Individual and Business monthly, weekly and daily rates PRINTING for their hard work
Tax Preparation For more
104 Gardner Blvd. and dedication.
Columbus, MS 39702
Accounting Services Information For your patronage,
Contact 662-327-9742 we say thank you.
Phone 662.549.2307 662.549.2307 © The Dispatch

James Gibson, Owner
kallie@ksphillips.com SQUARE D

© The Dispatch © The Dispatch
www.islandroadrvpark.com Business Cards | Forms | Invitations | Programs | Color Copies 715 6th Street South, Columbus, MS 39701
662-328-5151 • Fax 662-329-1842
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The Clinic at
Elm Lake
Personalized Medical Care for a Healthy, Happy, Strong YOU!

We are proud
supporters of local
industry and workers.
Stephanie M. Gale
Certified DOT Medical Examiners CFNP
CALL FOR A SAME DAY APPOINTMENT
WORK CARE & PRIMARY CARE
662.240.9999
3700 North Frontage Road • Columbus, MS Above: Bruff Sanders, Chris Bray, Jill Savely and LaDonna Helveston. Left: Bridgett McCleod
www.elmlakeclinic.com © The Dispatch
and Haley Harbin.

Island Road RV Park 30 Years, Providing The
+
Puckett-McGee

C & P
KP 533 Island Road
Electric Supply
Golden Triangle Area With Fine Printing
Conveniently located within walking distance
Kallie Phillips, CPA to the Riverwalk and downtown Columbus.
A LOCALLY-OWNED ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY
for over 80 years

We salute local industries
Full hook up (water, sewer, electricity)

Individual and Business monthly, weekly and daily rates PRINTING for their hard work
Tax Preparation For more
104 Gardner Blvd. and dedication.
Columbus, MS 39702
Accounting Services Information For your patronage,
Contact 662-327-9742 we say thank you.
Phone 662.549.2307 662.549.2307 © The Dispatch

James Gibson, Owner
kallie@ksphillips.com SQUARE D

© The Dispatch © The Dispatch
www.islandroadrvpark.com Business Cards | Forms | Invitations | Programs | Color Copies 715 6th Street South, Columbus, MS 39701
662-328-5151 • Fax 662-329-1842
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DISTRIBUTOR
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East Mississippi Community College’s
28th Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon

Left: Janice and Johnny Whisett. Above left: Radal Bradberry and Susan Morgan. Above
right: Anna Lisa Roberts and Skip Scaggs.

EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) and EMCC Vice President Raj Shaunak (right) EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) and EMCC Vice President Raj Shaunak (right)
present Steel Dynamics members with an EMCC Workforce Services Director’s present Yokohama Tire Manufacturing members with an EMCC Workforce Service
Award for the highest level of recognition through workforce training, manage- Best Practices Award for providing outstanding examples of workforce training,
ment and deploying world class processes at the annual Industrial Luncheon property management and business practices that serve models for others at the
April 19. From left are Jason King, Madhu Ranade and Stephen Sims. annual Industrial Luncheon at EMCC April 19. From left are Yokohama’s Alan
Easome, Yuki Mukai, and Yokohama President Tetsuya Kuze.

Jason King, Madhu Ranade and Stephen Sims. Chrystal Newman, Tenise Smith, Yolanda Haddix and Debbie Cunningham.

EMCC President Tom Huebner (left) presents a speacial recognition award for out-
standing leadership in building a regional work ready community development EMCC President Tom Huebner left and LINK representative Harry Sanders present
and economic enhancement to 4-County Electric Power Association during the a special recognition for EMCC Workforce Services to Chrystal Newman for out-
Annual Industry Luncheon April 19. From left are Huebner, Brent Lochala, Brian standing leadership in building a regional work ready community and workforce
Davis, Joe Cade, Lynn Timbrook and Brian Clark from 4-County. training during the Annual Industry Luncheon April 19.
Left: Carey Butler and Lydia Scott, Middle: Laurie Guthrie and Mary Hastings. Right: Suzanne Richardson and Lefty Cobb. Photos by Luisa Porter | Dispatch Staff
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EMCC holds celebrates industry
at 28th annual luncheon
By Alex Holloway | aholloway@cdispatch.com

O
n April 19, East Mis- a great institution right here in the
sissippi Community Golden Triangle area.”
College welcomed EMCC President Thomas Hueb-
local business, gov- ner said working with businesses
ernment and industry leaders to and industries to promote growth
its campus for the 28th annual in the region is one of EMCC’s
Industry Appreciation Luncheon. core missions.
The luncheon is held each year “When people are looking to
to recognize the achievements locate to any particular com-
of local industry in the Golden munity, they want to know that
Triangle, and the role local ed- there is going to be not only an
ucational instructions, such as available workforce but a trained
EMCC, play in continuing to workforce,” Huebner said, “and
strengthen the region’s industrial that the community has the re-
base. sources to allow them to take it to Top left: Allen and Mary Beaty. Bottom left: Shannon Collier and Steve Malone. Above: Gary Goldman,
Raj Shaunak, EMCC’s vice the next level. That’s what we’re Bell Renick, Michael Curran and Bobby Johnson
president for workforce and com- committed to.”
munity services, said the Golden Yokohama Tire Corporation,
Triangle’s education foundation located in Clay County, received
has led to advanced manufac- an award for best practices during
turing companies coming to the
region. For example, he lauded
the luncheon.
Huebner said the appreciation
Building stronger
PACCAR’s climate-controlled
facility, which he said boasts floor
luncheon is a chance for EMCC
and area leaders can express ap-
communities together.
so clean “you can eat off them.” preciation for local industries.
“The advanced manufacturing “We just wanted to have an
that goes on here is the world’s event where we can come out As the largest regional hospital in the
leading edge companies produc- and say thank you to all the
Baptist Memorial Health Care system,
ing quality products,” Shaunak businesses and industries that
said. work closely together to help and one of Golden Triangle’s largest
Steel Dynamics, Inc. won the create an outstanding community, employers, Baptist Golden Triangle
director’s award during the cere- Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff outstanding work environment
The Annual Industry Luncheon keynote speaker, Mr. Lance Walters speaks to a believes in delivering advanced health
mony, which is the equivalent to crowded room at EMCC April 19. “We have 550 employees now and we are and place to come live and be,”
being the EMCC-named Industry proud of every single one of them; we have just been recognized by Quality Huebner said. “East Mississippi care as much as sustaining healthier
of the Year. Shaunak said SDI was Magazine as 2017 Plant of the Year”, announces Walters. recognizes the importance of all communities. We value our local
selected for its commitment to of us working together to create
workforce training, management Workforce Services has helped through student internships, as opportunities for the community industries and salute those who work
excellence and other factors. in advancing training opportuni- well,” King said. “These students we serve. hard to build stronger communities.
Jason King, a spokesperson ties for our employees as well as are trained at a tremendous facil- “An event like this allows us Get Better with Baptist.
for SDI, said the award was an students at EMCC.” ity by top-notch instructors. Our to say thank you and recognize
honor. King also credited EMCC for contribution to economic devel- people who are going above and
“It is an honor for SDI to re- working alongside SDI in work- opment by hiring exceptional beyond,” he added. “We’re grate-
force training and development. EMCC Workforce Services grad-
ceive the EMCC Workforce
Services Director’s Award,” he “SDI and EMCC Workforce uates is something we are proud
ful for the opportunity to work
together with so many wonderful goldentriangle.baptistonline.org 800-544-8762
Get Better.
said. “Partnering with EMCC Services enjoy a great partnership of, and we are lucky to have such people.”
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About the cover
A scrap bucket prepares to open above furnace number two at Steel
Dynamics in this file photo. Scrap metal goes in the furnace and then
comes out of the bottom as liquified metal. The metal is later made
into slabs and coils. (Courtesy photo)

Index of Advertisers
4-County Electric Power Association................................................ 5
Airbus............................................................................................... 7
Aurora Flight Sciences.................................................................... 23
Greg Smith and Ray Hollis. Melanie Sanders and Valeria Williams. Baldor............................................................................................ 11
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.................................... 21
Brislin, Inc........................................................................................ 8
Burns Dirt Construction, Inc........................................................... 13
C&P Printing................................................................................... 15
Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce................................... 12
Columbus Brick Company.............................................................. 17
Columbus Light & Water................................................................ 18
East Mississippi Community College................................................. 2
Electric Motor Sales & Service, Inc................................................. 12
Evans Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc......................................... 18
Golden Triangle Regional Airport.................................................... 10
Greater Starkville Development Partnership.................................... 13
International Paper......................................................................... 12
Jackson Newell Paper Companies............................................... 8, 20
Kirby Building Systems................................................................... 17
Mid-South Signs............................................................................. 19
Kevin Heggie, Troy Kriley and Lori Johnson. Gary and Debbie Cunningham. Monroe Tufline................................................................................. 6
Neel-Schaffer.................................................................................. 21
Paccar Engine Company................................................................. 19
Phillips Contracting........................................................................ 10
Premier Ford - Lincoln.................................................................... 13
Puckett-McGee Electric Supply....................................................... 15
Royal Trucking Company................................................................ 23
Southwire......................................................................................... 6
Steel Dynamics................................................................................. 5
Superior Catfish Products.................................................................. 6
The Clinic at Elm Lake.................................................................... 10
The Link........................................................................................... 3
Tronox............................................................................................ 14
USA Electrical Sales, LLC................................................................ 19
Valmet............................................................................................ 24
Waste Pro....................................................................................... 17
Wheeler Roofing, Inc........................................................................ 8
Shlomo Kai and Hadas Isreal. Mike Taquino and Steve Grice.
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Top: Joe Chandler, Steve Fair and Andy Porter. Middle: Hazel Brooks-Johnson,
Bruce Brooks and Lillian Brooks-Townsend. Bottom: Courtney Tolleson, Tracey
Barron and Lori Forrester.
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