Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

Mississippi to host Southern Automotive Conference

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Automotive, Business, economic development, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Mississippi economic development leaders tout the state’s location as “the heart of the Southern Automotive Corridor.” Next month the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association will host the annual Southern Automotive Conference and organizers expect a packed house at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. The joint conference Oct. 2-4 with the Alabama and Tennessee auto manufacturers will carry […] [...]

Will the GreenTech project survive investigation, challenges?

TUNICA — It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles. GreenTech Automotive Inc. announced in 2009 production would […] [...]

Virginia GOP attacks former GreenTech chairman in heated governors race

TUNICA — New developments in a federal investigation of a program that offers U.S. visas to foreign investors have Virginia Republicans attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and the electric-car firm he headed with a plant in Mississippi and ties to China. The Associated Press reported yesterday that President Barack Obama’s pick for the Homeland […] [...]

Toyota unveils redesigned Corolla

by Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Automotive, Canton, Corolla Furia, Toyota

Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2014 Corolla at an event in Santa Monica, Calif., last week. It will include elements of the Corolla Furia concept car that debuted earlier this year at the North American Auto International Auto Show. The wheelbase will be extended by nearly four inches, with the wheels pushed farther out to the […] [...]

Cooper Tire selling to Indian company for $2.22B

TUPELO — The head of Ohio’s Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says a $2.2 billion deal that puts the company under new ownership won’t result in the closings of its three U.S. manufacturing plants. Cooper chief executive Roy Armes says India’s Apollo Tyres Ltd. also plans to retain Cooper’s management operation in Ohio. Apollo announced […] [...]

Nissan sets May sales record, Toyota’s jump slightly

by Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Automotive, Bill Fay, economic development, Nissan, Toyota

  Nissan North America set a sales record in May, with 114,457 deliveries. That’s a 24.7 percent increase over May 2012. The global Nissan division also set a record, with 106,558 deliveries, up 31.2 percent over last year. In North America, sales of the Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue led the charge. The Altima and […] [...]

GreenTech sues online watchdog for libel

North Mississippi electric carmaker GreenTech Automotive is suing an online government watch dog for libel. GreenTech manufacturers the MyCar, a small electric vehicle, in Horn Lake. It has plans to make full-size vehicles at a facility in Tunica. Terms of a loan the state made to GreenTech call for production to start there no later […] [...]

Aldana takes over at Nissan-Canton

CANTON — David Aldana, currently director of Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, has been named vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton. Aldana will replace Dan Bednarzyk who has been named to the newly created position of vice president, Total Delivered Cost. Nissan made the announcements Friday. Aldana joined Nissan […] [...]

Tire executives say plant needed to meet global demand

WEST POINT — Executives with Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. say they will build a new tire plant in Mississippi because they see a global supply shortage for tires. State and company officials gathered Monday at the Ritz Theater & Conference Center in West Point to celebrate the company’s plans to build a factory. Later, Gov. […] [...]

County watching special session, needs jobs

CLAY COUNTY — Lawmakers are meeting in special session today to consider incentives to bring a Japanese tire manufacturer to Clay County. Yokohama Tire Corp. would make industrial tires for trucks and tractors. In a House committee meeting today, lawmakers were told the state would borrow $70 million to buy land, build infrastructure and train […] [...]

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