Posts Tagged ‘Canton’

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 […] [...]

Nissan is set to manufacture Sentra in Mississippi plant

CANTON — Nissan will start making the Sentra sedan in December at its plant in Canton, company officials said Thursday. The Japanese automaker will hire another 1,000 workers at the plant north of Jackson, bringing its worker total to nearly 5,000. The Sentra will be the seventh model produced at the plant, along with the […] [...]

First Nissan Altima rolls off line in Canton

CANTON — The first Mississippi-produced 2013 Altima rolled off the assembly line in Canton on Wednesday. This fall, the Frontier midsize pick-up truck and the Xterra SUV will shift production to Canton, from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., plant where they are now built. Altima is the biggest seller for the Japanese automaker, even though sales fell […] [...]

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