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Entergy, Arbor Day Foundation to Provide 10,000 Free Trees for Energy Conservation

New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 10,000 free trees to Entergy residential customers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Orleans. The effort is part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s pilot Energy-Saving Trees program aimed at helping conserve energy through strategic tree planting.
Entergy customers can reserve their free trees at Entergy.com/arborday starting today. In return for the free trees, customers must agree to plant them in a location that will reduce their energy consumption and care for them. Click here to watch a video of how to sign up!
“Entergy applauds the efforts of the Arbor Day Foundation to link energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and new technology embodied in the Energy Saving Trees program. We are excited at the prospect of helping our customers reduce their energy consumption while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions through tree planting,” says Brent Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs.
To help customers choose the most strategic location to plant their tree, the Energy-Saving Trees program provides customers with access to an online tool. The tool allows customers to map their house, select a tree with energy-saving potential, view the
best energy-saving locations to plant and receive an estimate of the annual savings they will receive as the tree grows. The 2- to 4-foot-tall trees will then be delivered directly to the customer to plant this fall in the designated location.
"The Arbor Day Foundation is excited to launch this new partnership with Entergy to provide 10,000 trees to Entergy customers in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The new Energy-Saving Trees online program helps people reduce their energy bills through planting the right trees in the right place in their yards, and Entergy's commitment to helping their customers by providing the trees at no cost demonstrates Entergy's long-term commitment to energy conservation."
Along with energy savings, the Energy-Saving Trees provide community benefits including air quality improvements, stormwater reduction and carbon sequestration.
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, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.

Grenada Stamping Expanding Operations in Grenada, Miss.

Contact: Tammy Craft, Public Relations 601.359.6556
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Project to Create 50 New Jobs

Grenada, Miss. (September 22, 2011) – Officials from Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Grenada, Miss., to accommodate the rapid growth of its solar panel-related stamping business. The project represents a company investment of $500,000 and will create 50 new jobs.

Since January 2010, Grenada Stamping and Assembly has created over 90 new jobs; this latest expansion brings the total number of workers at the Grenada Stamping complex to 231.

“In recent years, Grenada Stamping and Assembly has expanded its Grenada operations a number of times and has grown its workforce significantly,” said Leland Speed, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). “The company is truly a valued member of Mississippi’s business community, and I am grateful company officials have continued to invest in their Grenada operations and create jobs for area workers. I am pleased that MDA was once again able to provide assistance to help the company grow.”

To help facilitate the expansion, MDA provided assistance through the Momentum Mississippi Incentives program for upgrades to a county-owned building occupied by Grenada Stamping and Assembly. Grenada County provided assistance for upgrades to the building, as well.

“Grenada County’s business climate and the availability of a qualified workforce help our business create added value that is passed on to our customers. It is that value that has accelerated our growth in the past year and the reason we are able to create 50 new jobs in the community,” said Gary Houston, Grenada Stamping and Assembly general manager. “Our company appreciates the unwavering support of MDA, the Grenada Economic Development District and the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.”

A subsidiary of Ice Industries, which is headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio, Grenada Stamping and Assembly has a broad menu of capabilities, including the ability to blank, form, weld and assemble a variety of materials of various strengths and thicknesses. In addition to being a supplier to Electrolux® in Canada, the company provides parts to Ford Motor Company in Argentina, First Solar Panels in Canada, Copeland in Northern Ireland, Belgium, Thailand and China and Toyota Boshoku in Indiana. The company’s Grenada operations are housed in a 300,000-square-foot main plant and a recently-renovated 40,000-square-foot facility. For more information, please visit http://www.iceindustries.com/grenada-stamping.html.


Jameson Inn Named for Top Service

Contact: Ben Evans
Jameson Inn of Grenada

Jameson Inn Named for Top Service
Hotel in Grenada is recognized by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index
Grenada, MS 09/20/11 – The Jameson Inn hotel brand was ranked #1 in customer service for the first half of 2011 by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) among its segment of hotels.
“It is great to know our dedication to our guests has been recognized again,” said Ben Evans, General Manager of the Jameson Inn in Grenada. “Even in a struggling economy, our commitment to an excellent lodging experience is our overriding goal” Evans went on to say.
Jameson Inn hotels feature double-sided pillow top Dreamium™ Beds and new in 2011, Jameson also added in-room gourmet coffees and teas with new, single cup coffee makers in every room. “What could be better than a comfortable bed with fresh linens and lots of pillows and a great cup of coffee to get you going in the morning.” said Dan Burdakin, President of Park Management Group.
Based on 35,000 customer interviews each quarter, the Market Metrix Hospitality Index prides itself on being the largest and most in-depth measure of hotel, airline and car rental performance available today. No other customer satisfaction index offers MMHI’s reporting frequency, volume of customer interviews, cross-industry results or innovative satisfaction measures, according to Burdakin.
The Jameson Inn in Grenada is located at 1575 Jameson Drive next to Wal-Mart. Ben Evans can be reached at 662-226-9897 or 800-JAMESON (526-3766).

About Jameson Inn
Jameson Inn hotels provide classic southern colonial charm in a quaint country inn setting while offering all of the modern conveniences that travelers expect. There are 103 Jameson Inn properties located in 12 Southeastern and Midwestern states.. For more information, visit the company’s newly released web site at http://www.jamesoninns.com.

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