Posts Tagged ‘Canton’

Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job

By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, has been offered the job as the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that “the MDA […] [...]

TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Is Mississippi better off than it was three years ago? That’s a fair enough question when it comes to measurable matters such as jobs created and money invested. The answer is: depends on whom you’re asking. And what you’re asking. When the Mississippi Development Authority announced April 8 that Brent Christensen  was […] [...]

Nissan refuses mediation of union complaints on Miss. plant

by Published: February 3,2015

Tags: Automotive, Business, Canton, Mississippi, NEWS, Nissan

JACKSON — Nissan Motor Co. has declined U.S. State Department mediation of its dispute with the United Autoworkers over the union’s attempts to organize Nissan’s Mississippi plant. The UAW and the IndustriALL Global Union federation asked the State Department for mediation in April. That mediation could only happen if Nissan agreed, and the State Department […] [...]

Madison Circuit Clerk Westbrook won’t seek seventh term

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Business, Canton, Lee Westbrook, Madison County, Mississippi, NEWS

CANTON — Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook will retire this year, ending a 30-year career with in county government and six terms in office. Before her election as circuit clerk in a special election in November 1994, Westbrook was secretary to the Board of Supervisors. Westbrook tells the Madison County Journal that she has […] [...]

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Steve Puryear earns “Black Belt” engineering certification

Analyst Steve Puryear of Mississippi State University’s Canton-based Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension recently was certified as a full Innovation Engineering Black Belt. In addition to being a first for the state, the achievement makes him one of only 50 in the nation to hold the highly sought designation. According to www.InnovationEngineering.org, Black Belt […] [...]

Nissan bond bill advances

The Senate passed with little debate Wednesday a bill that would authorize the Madison County Economic Development Authority to issue up to $100 million in bonds for an expansion of the Nissan plant in Canton. The bonds would not be general obligation, but would be classified as revenue-only. Nissan would service the bonds via lease […] [...]

Bednarzyk uses positive reinforcement in leading Nissan Canton

One of the things I enjoy is working with companies to help them better show appreciation to their employees. Studies show that most workers do not feel “valued” in their job. High-performance organizations know that people are their greatest asset and are very intentional about growing and developing their teams. Dan Bednarzyk, a vice president […] [...]

Nissan books Murano production for 2014

by Published: January 11,2013

Tags: automotive news, Canton, Nissan Murano

Nissan used the celebration of its 10th anniversary in Canton to announce some further good news for the region: the Japanese automaker will begin production of the next generation Murano crossover at the Central Mississippi plant in 2014. Introduced in 2002, the Murano has stood out as among the most distinctively styled vehicles in its […] [...]

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