Posts Tagged ‘automobile’

First Corolla earmarked for export rolls off of Toyota’s line

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: automobile, car, Corolla, export, manufacturing, Phil Bryant, Toyota

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota officials at the car manufacturer’s Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export. Gov. Phil Bryant joined Toyota officials to mark the occasion. WLBT-TV reports that the plant will export more than 7,500 Corollas to 18 countries in Central and South America […] [...]

Franchise Services of North America gets cease trade order

RIDGELAND — The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has issued a cease trade order against Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA). The order was issued due to FSNA failing to file its audited annual financial statements and its related management’s discussion and analysis and certification of annual filings for the year ended Sept. 30, 2013, […] [...]

Nissan settles with pro-union employee

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. says it has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant in Canton. The charge focused on a dispute over when Willard “Chip” Wells, a United Auto Workers supporter, could hand out union literature at the 5,200-employee plant north of Jackson. The UAW is […] [...]

Nissan exec high on January sales despite weather

CANTON — Nissan Group has released January U.S. sales number. Mississippi-built product highlights include: • Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to 4,931 units • Nissan Altima sales totaled 22,515 units in January, an increase of 4.9 percent • Sales of Nissan Xterra rose 52.3 percent in January to 1,518 units • […] [...]

City considering new used car dealership ordinances

HORN LAKE — As part of Horn Lake’s push to attract new business, city leaders are mulling changes to strict regulations governing used car dealerships. Aldermen discussed the issue recently and left it in the hands of City Planner Austin Cardosi, who said he will look at ordinances in surrounding cities and possibly draft something […] [...]

Nissan set new U.S. sales record in 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan reports total U.S. sales for December 2013 of 109,758 units, an increase of 10.5 percent compared to last year. In 2013, Nissan sold 1,248,420 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 9.4 percent over 2012 and the best annual sales total in Nissan’s history. Nissan Division set annual records in 2013 […] [...]

Supervisors to talk property taxes with Nissan

CANTON — The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year. Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen said Nissan’s taxation is very complex and not a simple “this or that.” “At […] [...]

FSNA gives update on Simply Wheelz bankruptcy

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has released an update on the previously-announced bankruptcy proceedings of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent A Car, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. On Nov. 7, the court entered interim orders authorizing […] [...]

Toyota Boshoku expanding, adding nearly 200 workers

MANTACHIE — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said today that it’s investing $21 million at the plant it opened in 2011 in Mantachie, where it makes seat components and door panels for the Toyota Corolla. The parts go to a Toyota Motor Corp. […] [...]

Executive: Parts suppliers struggling to meet new-car demand

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says. Many suppliers already are running near full capacity, J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Detroit-based Automotive Industry Action Group, […] [...]

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