Posts Tagged ‘Nissan’

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 […] [...]

Jay Moon: Bullish on Mississippi’s manufacturing future

by Published: April 9,2015

Tags: business News, Jay Moon, manufacturing, Mississippi, Nissan, Toyota

  By ALAN TURNER Jay Moon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, proudly says that his family roots can be traced back to Virginia in the 1500’s.  These days, his roots are firmly anchored in Mississippi. “I’ve been here since Cliff Finch was Governor,” he said with a smile. Jay, who […] [...]

Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson’s Westin hotel

Challenger insists Mississippi Constitution forbids using tax dollars as collateral for private projects By TED CARTER Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary last week declined to approve bonds backed by Jackson taxpayers for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel. The Mississippi Supreme Court could be the final decider on the issue if and when it […] [...]

Most businesses already have guidelines in place if same-sex marriage becomes law

By LISA MONTI  If and when Mississippi allows same-sex marriage, employees at large companies in the state likely won’t see any changes in their insurance and employee benefits. That’s because major automakers, aerospace companies and others already offer equality benefits plans. “When you look at some of the top private sector employers in Mississippi like […] [...]

Mississippi auto parts workers in union drive plan protest

JACKSON — Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia (FOR’-see-uh) SA seating plant […] [...]

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 […] [...]

JACK WEATHERLY: GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI — Colonial Country Club, new job proof of the circle of life

Will we have to rethink our ideas on the rapture? Not a soul is at the Colonial Country Club of Jackson on a crystalline winter day. There appears to have been a sudden departure from the clubhouse. Computer monitors are on. A capped bottle of Coors Light sits on a bar. Stemmed glasses are out, […] [...]

MDA’s Christensen forecasts economic growth momentum continuing in 2015

Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen foresees 2015 being a year when the state builds upon the strengthening economic activity of both the state and the nation in the past year. “As the national economy continues to rebound and strengthen, that momentum will continue to carry over,” Christensen said. “Companies are increasingly seeking new […] [...]

Nissan supplier efforts key to more Miss. output

by Published: December 26,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Nissan, transportation

CANTON — The old shipping racks at the Nissan Motor Co. supplier say “Topre, Cullman, AL.” The new ones say “Topre, Canton, MS.” That’s because Topre America’s robots, tended by 165 employees, are now welding together support frames for trucks inside a Mississippi facility that’s a long walk from where Nissan assembles them. Japanese-based Topre […] [...]

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