09/17/2012: The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday, September 17, 2012 in support of a Fee in Lieu of Taxes arrangement to support the Ergon, Inc.'s, expansion of its naphthenic specialty oil refinery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mayor Paul Winfield is pleased to announce that the five-phase, $147 million expansion plan encompasses new administrative and laboratory facilities, a new technical development center and upgrades to the refining units to increase product diversity and quality control. "This expansion is a positive indicator for Vicksburg and reinforces our administration's progressive approach toward economic development for our community," said Mayor Winfield.

Leslie Lampton, Ergon's Chairman stated, "This investment in our Vicksburg refinery is not only an investment in our facility, but in Vicksburg as well. These upgrades allow Ergon Refining to continue to deliver the highest quality products in our markets."