Posts Tagged ‘automobile’

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 […] [...]

MSU partnering with South Koreans to research auto manufacturing

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is officially partnering with a South Korean entity, which has a complementary research mission with the university’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. MSU provost and executive vice president Jerry Gilbert signed a memorandum of understanding, along with Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Incheon Region Division CEO Sang-Mok Lee. The […] [...]

Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy’s victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These […] [...]

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 — […] [...]

Men convicted of marijuana charges related to car lot raid

by Associated Press Published: September 30,2012

Tags: automobile, bench, car lot, charge, court, dealer, dealership, guilty, illegal drugs, judge, judicial, justice, law, legal, marijuana, retail, trafficing

JACKSON — Two men convicted of marijuana charges related to a raid on a Jackson car lot have been sentenced to more than five years each. Johnny Earl Course and David E. Jones were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Jackson related to a raid on Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson. Jones was sentenced […] [...]

Hol-Mac’s Hammerhead to be featured on ‘Motorhead Garage’

by MBJ Staff Published: August 15,2012

Tags: automobile, Automotive, broadcast, garage, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, media, part, television

BAY SPRINGS — Hammerhead, a division of Hol-Mac Corporation based in Bay Springs, will be featured on the TV series “Motorhead Garage.” “Motorhead Garage” is a nationally syndicated show that reaches over 990,000 homes across the country on the Fox Sports Network. The episode will air Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. or Monday, Aug. […] [...]

Exec: Toyota will add jobs, build more cars in North America

by Associated Press Published: August 10,2012

Tags: automobile, automotive industry, car, dollar, employee, exchange rate, job, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, vehicle, worker, yen

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Toyota’s top U.S. sales executive predicts that his company will add jobs and build more models in North America as a hedge against a strong yen. Jim Lentz, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said Toyota already makes around 70 percent of the models sold in North America in […] [...]

BorgWarner expanding plant again; adding 50 new jobs

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems says it plans to add another 50 jobs at its Yalobusha County plant. It’s the third expansion at the site in two years for company, which now has 485 employees. The company makes parts for automotive transmissions. BorgWarner is hiring more workers to make a transmission […] [...]

Used car dealer asks judge to toss marijuana charge

by Associated Press Published: June 18,2012

Tags: automobile, car, car dealer, dealer, dealership, drug trafficing, drugs, illicit drugs, marijuana, retail, SUV, truck, used car, van, vehicle

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot is asking for a judge to throw out his conviction and order a new trial. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny […] [...]

CME becomes largest roof-mounted solar power complex

OXFORD — The Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi had generated 57 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough power to run the center’s administrative offices and classrooms, or to brew 1,986 cups of coffee. With the installation of more than 400 photovoltaic solar panels complete, the year-old building is the largest roof-mounted solar power […] [...]

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