Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

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 • […] [...]

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

by 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 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. […] [...]

Executive: Parts suppliers struggling to meet new-car demand

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says. Many suppliers already are running near full capacity, J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Detroit-based Automotive Industry Action Group, […] [...]

Toyota giving away 100 cars over a 50 day span

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Toyota

Toyota is giving 100 cars over 50 days to nonprofit organizations that need a new vehicle. Three Mississippi organizations are in the running. They are the Autism Center of North Mississippi in Tupelo, Gulf Coast Women’s Center in Biloxi and YAC in Oxford Each day for 50 days, online voters will choose which of five […] [...]

Manufacturing takes spotlight during Southern Automotive Conference

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Automotive, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

“Happy Manufacturing Day to you,” Melanie Stover of The Manufacturing Institute greeted participants on the closing day of the 2013 Southern Automotive Conference at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. “It’s my favorite holiday.” Stover and her fellow conference participants laughed at the line but couldn’t be more serious about the importance of manufacturing and its economic […] [...]

Upbeat message given — Southern Automotive Conference hosted professionals from across the country

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Nissan, Toyota

The annual Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi began sessions with an upbeat economic presentation and wound down with the Mississippi blues. In between, participants heard about workforce. Peter Ricchiuti, founder and director of the Burkenroad Reports at Tulane University, opened the two-day meeting at Beau Rivage last week by telling his audience, “Don’t take any […] [...]

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