The Democrat, Senatobia
|Entergy holds ribbon cutting - Entergy recently held a ribbon cutting on their state - of - the - art facility in the Senatobia Industrial Park. Helping open the new building were (front row) Janie Mortimer, Executive Director of the Tate County Economic Development Foundation; Todd Watts, Regional Manager; Alderman Lana Nail; John Mullins, Vice President for Customer Service; Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi President; Cecil Burford, retired Entergy employee; Senatobia Mayor Alan Callicott; Alderman Don Clanton; and George Cossar, Entergy Customer Service Manager.|
Entergy Mississippi recently held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate what they call a “magic building.”
The company, which has had a presence in downtown Senatobia since 1960, outgrew their Center Street facility and recently opened a $4.5 million, 15,000 square foot building in the Senatobia Industrial Park.
Local leaders such as Senatobia Mayor Alan Callicott and Tate County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Janie Mortimer called Entergy a “good partner” in economic development. Entergy has been a key player in negotiations for recent projects, including Industrial Park neighbors PK USA and Twin Creeks Technologies.
In fact, Entergy Mississippi President Haley Fisackerly said that his company was partnering with their next-door neighbor, Twin Creeks, and would be installing some of the company’s solar panels at the facility in a pilot program.
Other “green” features of the building, which is the fi rst Green Globe certifi ed facility in the state, include lights which turn on and off automatically, based on the activity in the room, and the latest in lighting technology.
Entergy also plans to build a new sub-station on the property in the near future.
As much as we hate to see any business vacate Senatobia's downtown area, we are grateful to Entergy for choosing to remain in our city when they constructed their new state-of-the-art service center.
The $4.5 million investment shows what good relations exist between the company and the community, and keeping the center here will no doubt be a continued asset to our growth and development. Another asset? The well-paying, stable jobs supplied by Entergy which stay here in Tate County.
This development is a vote of confidence in our community and its future, and we hope it will continue to be a win-win for both sides.