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Paul Nuckolls: Courage matters most

By Staff
THIS YEAR'S WINNER Paul Nuckolls, owner of Specialty Roll Products Inc., accepts the Hartley D. Peavey Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence Thursday morning at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. Photo by Carisa McCain / The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
April 26, 2002
Paul Nuckolls' words came from his heart, and the pages of history, as he accepted the Hartley D. Peavey Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
The owner of Specialty Roll Products Inc., Nuckolls spoke to the crowd at The Main Event during an awards ceremony Thursday at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.
The annual Peavey Award recognizes local people who have established thriving businesses. The recipient is determined by a committee, and based on nominations submitted by the public.
Nuckolls started his business in 1970. Specialty Roll Products Inc. manufactures rolls of paper for small business machines, such as office equipment, cash registers and pay-at-the-pump gas stations.
Today, he employs 50 people and has an annual sales volume of $15 million.
Nuckolls also believes in getting involved in his community. He has served on the boards of directors for The Meridian Downtown Club, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Meridian Museum of Art, American Red Cross, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Little Theater, Lauderdale County Mental Health Association, East Mississippi Business Development Corp., The Meridian Community College Foundation and the Meridian City Planning Commission.

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