Posts Tagged ‘Cars’

Settlement reached in tainted Chinese drywall case

NEW ORLEANS — A settlement outlined yesterday between a major manufacturer of Chinese-made drywall and homebuilders who used the tainted product in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi could affect anywhere from 800 to 1,500 homes, attorneys said. Lawyers called it a significant step toward resolving problems with some 10,000 buildings blamed on the drywall. Plaintiffs’ […] [...]

Mississippi Power wants rate hike, mainly for Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. has filed documents with state regulators for a net rate increase of 11.35 percent. The company says customer impact will vary with electricity usage. Company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday to the Public Service Commission. Duvall says two were for increases and one […] [...]

Personhood supporters form political action committee

NEW ALBANY — Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, have formed a political action committee (PAC) to help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters. The Mississippi personhood amendment was defeated by voters Nov. 8. Les Riley and the board of Personhood Mississippi announced Wednesday that they have […] [...]

Job applications for Toyota plant surpass 40,000

by MBJ Staff Published: November 7,2011

Tags: automobiles, Automotive, Cars, employment, job applcations, jobs, manufacturing, state government, work, workers

BLUE SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has collected more than 41,000 applications for Toyota’s plant at Blue Springs. Toyota attracted applications from all 82 Mississippi counties, 44 other states and Puerto Rico. The plant is expected to employ about 2,000. Working through the MDES website, Toyota continues accepting applications for maintenance jobs […] [...]

First Corolla to roll off Toyota line this month

by Associated Press Published: November 1,2011

Tags: automobiles, Cars, manufacturing, vehicles

BLUE SPRINGS — The first Corolla will roll off the assembly line during a ceremony this month at Toyota’s northeast Mississippi plant at Blue Springs, a company spokeswoman said today. Toyota spokeswoman Barbara McDaniel says the event will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 17. It is invitation only. She says invitations were mailed out this […] [...]

Oakes buys All-Star Motors, to continue as GM dealer

by MBJ Staff Published: October 27,2011

Tags: auto sales, automobile dealerships, automobiles, Cars, mergers and acquisitions, retail, SUVs, trucks, vans, vehiles

GREENVILLE — Oakes Auto Group is purchasing All Star Motors of Greenville and will continue as a General Motors dealership there. The current All-Star Motors site is located on both sides of U.S. 82 and the east side of Mississippi 1, with approximately 30 employees. “We will renovate or rebuild to make the (General Motors) […] [...]

Report: Number of deer-vehicle collisions drops

by MBJ Staff Published: October 11,2011

Tags: auto insurance, automobile accidents, automobiles, body shops, Cars, deer, insurance, trucks, vans, vehicles, wildlife

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the third consecutive year, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. has dropped, and the State of Mississippi is part of the trend, according to insurer State Farm. The likelihood of a deer-vehicle collision in the state is down 8 percent over the past year. Approximately one in 143 drivers […] [...]

Coast businessman sentenced for embezzling from customers

OCEAN SPRINGS — A Coast businessman has been sentenced for embezzlement and must pay full restitution to his victims, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rusty Lee Keenum, 37, of Ocean Springs, appeared before Judge John C. Gargiulo and pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement. The judge sentenced Keenum to six years in the […] [...]

Gulf Coast woman finds success with consignment auto sales

by Becky Gillette Published: September 25,2011

Tags: Cars, consignment, Gulf Coast Consignment Sales, Michelle Cox, Ocean Springs, vehicles

OCEAN SPRINGS — When most people think about a consignment business, they assume it sells used clothing or furniture. But what about cars? For about the past 16 years, Michelle Cox has been selling pre-owned vehicles through her business Gulf Coast Consignment Sales. Cox says her business in Ocean Springs has remained so popular because […] [...]

MacLellan to provide services to Toyota plant

by MBJ Staff Published: August 30,2011

Tags: automobiles, automotive industry, Cars, contracts, manufacturing, vehicles

BLUE SPRINGS — MacLellan Integrated Services, co-headquartered in Lexington, Ky., and Chennai, India, has been recently selected by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMMS) as its provider of critical process cleaning services. In addition to process cleaning, MacLellan will also provide select maintenance services as well. The Blue Springs plant is Toyota’s 10th U.S. manufacturing facility […] [...]

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