If West Point ever suffers another economic blow, you can bet it wonâ€™t be coming from longtime construction company Ellis Steel. No, Ellis Steel President Frank Hopper said Wednesday that Ellis Steel is going strong and Ellis Steel is here to stay.
But how has the manufacturer of steel structures been able to thrive nearly 90 years, especially in todayâ€™s tough economic situation? Well, Hopper said, the biggest reason the company is doing so well is the dedicated, hard working team of 175 people, who continue daily to give the company all they have.
Itâ€™s definitely trying times for the city of West Point, which continues to get hit with news of industries closing up shop â€“ Now one more local company officially announced Wednesday that itâ€™s shutting its doors.
Following a August 2011 announcement from Blazon Tube that it would potentially be going out of business, the management team of Leggett & Platt announced this Wednesday that Blazon Tube of West Point is slated to end production April 1.
R. H. Brownâ€™s voice is one of the most recognizable in north Mississippi.
He preaches the word from the pulpit at his West Point church, and he is a master at relaying stories of human interest for WCBI out of Columbus.
On Wednesday, he was the keynote speaker at West Point High Schoolâ€™s Black History program.
That distinct voice and his unique dialect comes from his birthplace on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.