Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

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

by Becky Gillette 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 Lisa Monti 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

by MBJ Staff Published: February 3,2014

Tags: Altima, automobile, Automotive, car, Frontier, Nissan Group, pickup, retail, sales, Sentra, SUV, Weather, Xterra

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 • […] [...]

Car registrations give snapshot of what’s on Mississippi’s roads

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi

If you think you see a lot of late model Nissan Altimas and Ford F1S, you’re right in assuming that those two vehicles rule Mississippi roads. A look at recent vehicle registrations provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue shows that the Altima’s 2013 and 2012 models made up the largest number of current vehicle […] [...]

GreenTech says it’s back on track with Tunica Plant

by Ted Carter Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, GreenTech, Mississippi, Terry McAuliffe

If you’ve been looking in the “Missing Project’s” folder for GreenTech Automotive’s Tunica plant, you need search no more. After two years of delays and a federal investigation into enticements used to gain foreign investors for the plant, the McLean, Va.-based GreenTech erected steel support structures for the facility Wednesday and invited the Mississippi media […] [...]

Supervisors to talk property taxes with Nissan

CANTON — The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year. Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen said Nissan’s taxation is very complex and not a simple “this or that.” “At […] [...]

Toyota Boshoku expanding, adding nearly 200 workers

MANTACHIE — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said today that it’s investing $21 million at the plant it opened in 2011 in Mantachie, where it makes seat components and door panels for the Toyota Corolla. The parts go to a Toyota Motor Corp. […] [...]

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