Top Eight Products Announced in Mississippi Makers' Challenge

JACKSON – After more than 48,000 votes in the Round of 16 of the Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association announced the products moving on to this week’s Round of 8.

Bracket Pod #1

Legendary Lighting’s Atlas Gas Lantern
Cherokee Manufacturing’s Safety Demonstration Trailer

Bracket Pod #2

Naked Truth Bag from McNeely Plastics
Kevin Charles Furniture Edgewater Sectional
(New Albany)

Bracket Pod #3

Taylor TM1000
LCI 5-Gallon Water Can

Bracket Pod #4

Jones Bones Dog Treats
The TWISTER Fence Tool ® & The BANTAM Fence Tool ®

Over 26,000 votes in the Round of 16 were cast in the final 30 hours of voting. To view the contest bracket, click here.

“The participation we saw during the Round of 16 was incredible,” said MMA President & CEO John McKay. “We hope we can engage even more Mississippians to vote in the Round of 8 as we continue to highlight the great products manufactured in our state.”

The Round of 8 runs today through 3 p.m. Friday, April 1. Voters may cast one vote for each matchup per day per device. Here is the schedule for the remainder of the contest.

April 4 – April 8: Round of 4
April 13: Awards Luncheon

All voting will be done on the contest’s official website,


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