Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

Va. gubernatorial candidate ‘quietly’ resigned from GreenTech

HORN LAKE — Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe quietly gave up his position as chairman of a company that makes small electric cars in December, but never announced his departure. The former Democratic National Committee chairman’s exit from GreenTech Automotive under growing media scrutiny was first reported by Politico. McAuliffe’s campaign never disclosed his […] [...]

Hol-Mac’s Hammerhead to be featured on ‘Motorhead Garage’

BAY SPRINGS — Hammerhead, a division of Hol-Mac Corporation based in Bay Springs, will be featured on the TV series “Motorhead Garage.” “Motorhead Garage” is a nationally syndicated show that reaches over 990,000 homes across the country on the Fox Sports Network. The episode will air Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. or Monday, Aug. […] [...]

BorgWarner expanding plant again; adding 50 new jobs

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems says it plans to add another 50 jobs at its Yalobusha County plant. It’s the third expansion at the site in two years for company, which now has 485 employees. The company makes parts for automotive transmissions. BorgWarner is hiring more workers to make a transmission […] [...]

Judge nixes city’s attempt to annex Nissan plant

CANTON — A federal judge has ruled that the Canton Nissan plant is safe from annexation through 2030. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city’s lawsuit seeking the right to annex the plant was dismissed Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the suit with prejudice, meaning Canton will not be allowed to file another suit […] [...]

Toyota VP: Blue Springs progressing toward full production

BLUE SPRINGS — Five months after starting production, and weeks into its second production line shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is making progress toward full capacity, according to a plant executive. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for the Blue Springs plant, said the facility will be able to […] [...]

Canton-Nissan trial postponed until summer of 2013

CANTON — A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton’s petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June 2013. Canton and Nissan are also in federal court over legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written […] [...]

Trial set for Canton’s lawsuit against Nissan plant

CANTON — The city of Canton’s lawsuit against Nissan North American for the right to annex the nearby vehicle production plant is scheduled for trial in August. Canton officials say legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written consent violates the equal protection clauses […] [...]

Study: Recalls had little or no effect on Toyota’s brand

A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota’s safety-related recalls that began in 2009 made little to no impact on how consumers perceived the brand. “These findings highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining a reputation for quality,” says Dr. Robert Hammond, an assistant professor of economics at NC State and lead author […] [...]

Indiana company purchases Pontotoc Spring; terms not disclosed

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 […] [...]

CME becomes largest roof-mounted solar power complex

OXFORD — The Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi had generated 57 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough power to run the center’s administrative offices and classrooms, or to brew 1,986 cups of coffee. With the installation of more than 400 photovoltaic solar panels complete, the year-old building is the largest roof-mounted solar power […] [...]

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