Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Map to market for GreenTech’s MyCar not yet clear

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Automotive startup GreenTech will soon be sending its MyCar to a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” market experts say is still in its infancy, at least outside of California. The two-seater MyCar is limited to speeds of 35 mph and prohibited on major highways. The car is expected to begin coming off the assembly line at GreenTech’s […] [...]

GreenTech completes construction of Delta electric car plant

TUNICA — GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, has completed construction on its new production facility in Tunica “GTA has made significant progress toward our engineering, production, hiring and industry partnership goals in recent months,” said Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA. “We’re eager […] [...]

Nissan promotes Greg Gibb and Pam Confer

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Nissan, transportation

Nissan has promoted Greg Gibb to senior director, manufacturing operations at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Gibb joined Nissan in 1996 and has held positions with increasing responsibilities at all three of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities — Decherd, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton. Gibb moves to the position after having served as plant manager, body/stamping.  […] [...]

Nissan set yet another monthly sales record in June

CANTON — Nissan Group has unveiled its sales report for June, and it shows the automaker set a new record. Mississippi highlights include: Altima sales finished June at 26,111, led by gain of 9.1 percent in retail sales; Frontier sales edged up 5.7 percent to 5,722 units in June; NV sales jumped in June by […] [...]

Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mercedes Benz, Mississippi

Trudy Higginbotham Moody comes by her interest in car dealerships naturally. She grew up working at dealerships in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., owned by her father, Dennis Higginbotham. Moody started out with menial cleaning jobs and answering the telephone before she graduated to tasks like delivering parts when she was old enough to have a […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute

HATTIESBURG — Bio-based additive manufacturer Reactive Surfaces has filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas involving patent law and automaker Toyota. The suit alleges that, although Toyota filed patent applications long after Reactive Surfaces, the United States Patent & Trademark Office incorrectly granted certain patents to Toyota, and […] [...]

Nissan sets another sales record despite winter weather

CANTON — Nissan Group saw total U.S. sales for February 2014 of 115,360 units, an increase of 15.8 percent compared to last year. Highlights of Mississippi-built products are: • Sales of the Frontier pickup rose 112 percent to 5,791 units • Altima sales totaled 30,849 units in February, an increase of 11 percent • Sales […] [...]

Automotive industry driving manufacturing activity in Mississippi

by Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, economic development, Mississippi

Mississippi’s thriving automotive industry gave the state a boost in employment during January, according to a monthly survey of manufacturing activity in the southeastern states. The Southeast Purchasing Managers Index released by Kennesaw State University reported increased employment and finished inventory in the state. The survey also found that commodity prices increased in January. Overall, […] [...]

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 • […] [...]

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