Posts Tagged ‘automobiles’

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 […] [...]

Coast businessman sentenced for embezzling from customers

OCEAN SPRINGS — A Coast businessman has been sentenced for embezzlement and must pay full restitution to his victims, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rusty Lee Keenum, 37, of Ocean Springs, appeared before Judge John C. Gargiulo and pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement. The judge sentenced Keenum to six years in the […] [...]

Chain manufacturer to occupy ex-Yorozu plant

VICKSBURG — A Missouri-based company says it plans to open a manufacturing plant in Vicksburg later this year and to begin full production of heavy-duty chains within a year. Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company, LLC of St. Louis bought a former automotive parts plant in August. Yorozu Automotive Mississippi had shut down in 2008. Laclede CEO […] [...]

Toyota begins four-cylinder engine production

by Published: September 30,2011

Tags: automakers, automobiles, Automotive, engines, manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — State and local officials joined Toyota team members and executives yesterday to mark the start of four-cylinder engine production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL) in Huntsville, Ala. The addition of four-cylinder engine production boosts TMMAL’s employment to almost 1,000 and total investment to $637 million. Total annual engine capacity of […] [...]

McAllister-Nissan settlement conference delayed

JACKSON — A settlement conference has been postponed in a lawsuit related to a Nissan dealership that was owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister. McAllister’s Nissan dealership in Jackson closed after filing for bankruptcy in 2009. A settlement conference the case had been scheduled for tomorrow, but that’s been pushed back […] [...]

Toyota: Production to begin at Blue Springs in October

by Published: September 15,2011

Tags: automakers, automobiles, Automotive, manufacturing, plant

BLUE SPRINGS — Officials say plans for Toyota’s plant in north Mississippi remain on track, with Corolla production scheduled to begin in October. The statement was included this week in Toyota’s announcement that its North American production is back to normal levels after a six-month slowdown following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota […] [...]

BorgWarner plans another expansion of plant

by Published: September 12,2011

Tags: automobiles, Automotive, expansion, manufacturing, plant

WATER VALLEY — Officials from BorgWarner, a global powertrain supplier, is expanding operations at its facility in Water Valley to fulfill a contract with a U.S. automaker for a new generation of transmission control solenoids, which are known as mini direct-acting solenoids. The expansion, which involves new equipment and the construction of a new clean […] [...]

MacLellan to provide services to Toyota plant

BLUE SPRINGS — MacLellan Integrated Services, co-headquartered in Lexington, Ky., and Chennai, India, has been recently selected by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMMS) as its provider of critical process cleaning services. In addition to process cleaning, MacLellan will also provide select maintenance services as well. The Blue Springs plant is Toyota’s 10th U.S. manufacturing facility […] [...]

Delphi Automotive investing in plant, keeping workers

BROOKHAVEN — Delphi Automotive is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for the automotive industry. The company has confirmed it will invest approximately $15 million to enhance its Brookhaven manufacturing facility in support of securing business with a major automotive customer. The new business and investment means the retention of more than 200 […] [...]

Nissan expanding availability of all-electric LEAF

by Published: July 21,2011

Tags: automobiles, automotive industry, Cars, manufacturing, vehicles

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to U.S. consumers for the 2012 model year, with upgrades. The Nissan LEAF, offered with additional standard equipment including quick charging and cold-weather features for the 2012 model year, now will be available for order in the Southeast United States […] [...]

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