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Nissan-Canton bill passes but blocked from governor’s desk

CANTON — The Mississippi House Saturday passed a bill to help finance buildings for suppliers that might locate at Nissan Motor Co.’s plant near Canton. The bill was blocked from going to Gov. Phil Bryant immediately because some House members are seeking a second round of debate. Senate Bill 2920 would allow the Madison County […] [...]

Legislators discussing bonds for Nissan or supplier

CANTON —-Mississippi lawmakers are considering giving a Madison County development agency $100 million in bonding capacity that would be used to construct buildings for Nissan Motor Co. or a supplier of the automaker. The Madison County Economic Development Authority would issue the taxable industrial development bonds, which the occupant would repay. Officials say that creditors […] [...]

Union supporters say officials threaten to close Nissan plant

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2013

Tags: automaker, automobile, employee, employer, job, labor, manufacturer, manufacturing, manufaxcture, plant, union, unionize, work, worker

CANTON — Pro-union workers say Nissan Motor Co. has threatened to close its Canton assembly plant if workers vote for the United Auto Workers to represent them, though the company denies such threats. Such threats would violate federal law, which bars managers from telling employees they’ll close a plant in retaliation for a pro-union vote. […] [...]

University, steelmaker strike new R&D partnership

STARKVILLE —Mississippi State University and steelmaker Severstal North America (SNA) has established a research partnership aimed at helping grow the region’s high-tech manufacturing economy and foster national and international participation in ferrous alloy education and development. MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and SNA recently launched the Steel Research Center to establish and operate a […] [...]

Actor joins union protesters at Detroit show

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: automaker, automobile, factory, labor, management, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, protest, right to work, tradeshow, union

CANTON — Actor Danny Glover has joined supporters of unionization for workers at a Nissan Motor Co. assembly plant in Mississippi demonstrating outside the North American International Auto Show. The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan protested yesterday next to Detroit’s Cobo Center. The group says workers who show interest in organizing the Japanese carmaker’s […] [...]

Nissan Canton gearing up for 10th anniversary in 2013

by MBJ Staff Published: December 19,2012

Tags: anniversary, automaker, automobile, facility, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, milestone, plant, SUV, truck, van, vehicle

CANTON — The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi. Dan Bednarzyk , vice president […] [...]

Finger-pointing begins in Va. over GreenTech project

HORN LAKE and TUNICA — An electric car firm headed by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records. McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid […] [...]

Toyota, four community colleges form training partnership

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and four community colleges are launching a partnership to train people for advanced manufacturing jobs. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program gives students the chance to take two days of classroom instruction in Belden and three days of hands-on experience at Toyota’s Blue Springs plant. Participants will take classes […] [...]

Toyota rolls out 25 millionth North American-built vehicle

by MBJ Staff Published: October 31,2012

Tags: automaker, automobile, car, celebration, facility, manufacture, manufacturing, manufactyurer, milestone, plant, SUV, truck, van, vehicle

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. Of those 25 million vehicles, 111,000 were built in Mississippi at the Blue Springs plant, according to Toyota. The milestone vehicle — […] [...]

Toyota faces largest-ever fine

by Associated Press Published: April 19,2010

Tags: automaker, automobile industry, fines, produce recall, product safety, Toyota

WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to agree to a fine of more than $16 million for failing to promptly report to the government problems with sticking gas pedals on its vehicles, a Transportation Department official said. Toyota faces a deadline today to accept or contest the $16.4 million fine, the largest ever assessed […] [...]

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