Posts Tagged ‘automobiles’

Judge sets deadline in McAllister-Nissan lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge has set a deadline for settlement negotiations in a lawsuit between Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. and Deuce McAllister related to a car dealership the former New Orleans Saints star owned in Mississippi. U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson set a telephone conference for Jan. 5 and said discovery will resume […] [...]

Will UAW target Nissan?

CANTON — Top officials of the United Auto Workers have decided for now against targeting a single company in its effort to sign up workers at U.S. factories owned by foreign automakers. UAW president Bob King told The Associated Press in an interview yesterday that the union’s executive board won’t make any decision until it […] [...]

Production cranks up at Toyota Boshoku

MANTACHIE — Toyota Boshoku Mississippi, LLC (TBMS) has started producing the seat frames and door trim for the Toyota Corolla, which is being produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Inc. in Blue Springs. TBMS is a subsidiary of Toyota Boshoku America, Inc. (Headquarter: Erlanger, Kentucky) The completed seat for the Corolla will be produced at […] [...]

Toyota supplier celebrates start of production

BALDWYN — Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) celebrated the start of production of the company’s new facility in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn last Friday. APMM, the North American subsidiary of Toyota Auto Body, is a tier-one supplier for the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. APMM, which currently employs 340 […] [...]

Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s […] [...]

Canton plant to produce new Nissan commercial vehicles

CANTON — Just one year after its entry into the commercial vehicle business in North America with the segment-changing Nissan NV commercial van series, Nissan is expanding the lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van will be offered in a choice […] [...]

Job applications for Toyota plant surpass 40,000

BLUE SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has collected more than 41,000 applications for Toyota’s plant at Blue Springs. Toyota attracted applications from all 82 Mississippi counties, 44 other states and Puerto Rico. The plant is expected to employ about 2,000. Working through the MDES website, Toyota continues accepting applications for maintenance jobs […] [...]

First Corolla to roll off Toyota line this month

by Published: November 1,2011

Tags: automobiles, Cars, manufacturing, vehicles

BLUE SPRINGS — The first Corolla will roll off the assembly line during a ceremony this month at Toyota’s northeast Mississippi plant at Blue Springs, a company spokeswoman said today. Toyota spokeswoman Barbara McDaniel says the event will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 17. It is invitation only. She says invitations were mailed out this […] [...]

Oakes buys All-Star Motors, to continue as GM dealer

GREENVILLE — Oakes Auto Group is purchasing All Star Motors of Greenville and will continue as a General Motors dealership there. The current All-Star Motors site is located on both sides of U.S. 82 and the east side of Mississippi 1, with approximately 30 employees. “We will renovate or rebuild to make the (General Motors) […] [...]

Report: Number of deer-vehicle collisions drops

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the third consecutive year, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. has dropped, and the State of Mississippi is part of the trend, according to insurer State Farm. The likelihood of a deer-vehicle collision in the state is down 8 percent over the past year. Approximately one in 143 drivers […] [...]

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