Posts Tagged ‘automotive industry’

Study says Nissan subsidies total $1.33B; MDA says overestimated

CANTON — A study paid for by the United Auto Workers finds state and local governments may provide Nissan Motor Co.’s Mississippi plant with nearly $850 million in tax breaks over 30 years, plus $400 million in cash aid. The report estimates Mississippi will pay $90 million in interest on money borrowed to aid Nissan, […] [...]

May 3, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: May 3,2013

Tags: automotive industry, Phil Bryant, Yokohama Tires

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February 1, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: February 1,2013

Tags: auto sales, automotive industry, Toyota

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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 […] [...]

Ricky Nobile – June 11, 2012

by Ricky Nobile Published: June 10,2012

Tags: automotive industry, Bennie Thompson, Nissan, UAW

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MEDC honors communities for economic, community development

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi communities were honored at the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) Winter Conference for their efforts to advance their economic viability through economic and community development programs during the past year. They competed with others in their population categories. The winners are: • Category I – population less than 5,000: City […] [...]

Indiana company purchases Pontotoc Spring; terms not disclosed

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2012

Tags: acquisitions, automobiloe, Automotive, automotive industry, Cars, manufacturer, manufacturing, mergers, plant, supplier, trucks, vans, vehicles

PONTOTOC — Pontotoc Spring, which makes coiled springs for the automotive aftermarket, as well as metal stampings for automotive, industrial and commercial applications, has been acquired by an Indiana company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MW Industries of Logansport, Ind., made the announcement. Pontotoc Spring employs 90 workers. Pontotoc Spring general manager Allen […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MacLellan to provide services to Toyota plant

by MBJ Staff Published: August 30,2011

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

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 […] [...]

Nissan expanding availability of all-electric LEAF

by MBJ Staff 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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