Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

Governor to call special session, related to automobile corridor

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday that he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with an economic development project in what he calls the state’s auto corridor. The Commercial Appeal reports Bryant talked about the special session when he was in Oxford for a groundbreaking on an unrelated project. Bryant said he’s […] [...]

McAuliffe gone, GreenTech works to fulfill loan terms

GreenTech Automotive has until the end of 2014 to create a minimum of 350 jobs at its Tunica facility, per the terms of a $3-million loan the Mississippi Development Authority made the company. The loan, made in September 2011, is to help the hybrid car company with site preparation and what an MDA spokesperson called […] [...]

Automaker’s workforce to get pay raise this fall

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. will raise pay for its employees in Mississippi and Tennessee. The company has told its employees it will increase their wages starting in October at its Canton and Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plants, as well as its Decherd, Tenn., engine plant. Nissan says pay will go up by 55 cents an […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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