Posts Tagged ‘Nissan’

Union eyed by workers at Canton’s Nissan auto plant

CANTON — Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton over the weekend to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant. Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday to say he supports workers’ right to form a union. >> RELATED: Poll Question Employees said they approached the United […] [...]

Trained workforce biggest challenge for state’s manufacturers

A report card on the state of manufacturing in Mississippi includes the following facts, according to Jay Moon, executive director of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association: Manufacturing is holding steady with 12 percent of the state’s workforce employed in that sector. For every direct job in manufacturing, there are another two or three jobs that support […] [...]

Eminent Domain: Good Business… or Bad?

by Published: July 18,2011

Tags: eminent domain, Leland Speed, MDA, Nissan, Ron Aldridge, Toyota

Eminent domain remains a hotbed of discussion in the Mississippi business community. MBJ staff writers Ted Carter and Stephen McDill interview NFIB state director Ron Aldridge and Parkway Properties chairman and interim MDA director Leland Speed. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 [...]

MBJ Editorial: Jobs and eminent domain … letting fear strike us out

Economic development recruiters don’t use brass knuckles when they fight to get a big employer to come to their state. But they probably would if they could. That is the kind of pier six brawl recruiters walk into at the start of every economic development competition. The last one standing walks away with the deal […] [...]

Jay Moon Q&A, Part 1

by Published: June 27,2011

Tags: Jay Moon, manufacturing, Nissan

JACKSON- MBJ-TV interview with Mississippi Manufacturers Association director Jay Moon. [...]

Jay Moon, Q&A

JACKSON- MBJ-TV talks with Mississippi Manufacturers Association director Jay Moon about the state of manufacturing in Mississippi. Part 1: “As it relates to a sector of the economy, manufacturing in general, across the United States, is one of the largest users of energy and that’s both natural gas and electric power so we’re very interested […] [...]

Moon elected chairman

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, as chairman of its board of directors. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He served as the deputy director and director for international development with […] [...]

Analyst: Hitachi is treading on thin ice with parts interruption

by Published: July 25,2010

Tags: auto industry, Hitachi, Nissan, parts shortage

  Nissan plants in Canton and Tennessee forced to close for three days due to shortage of parts from supplier; financial impact not disclosed   The Nissan plant in Canton started up again last Tuesday morning after sitting idle for three days due to a part shortage from a supplier in Kentucky. According to spokesman Steve […] [...]

Nissan puts off LCVs until 2011

  Canton spokesperson says company did not want to rush production   The Nissan plant in Canton will not start producing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) this fall as the company originally planned. Instead, a Nissan spokesman said last Thursday morning that the first LCV would not come off the line until some time in the […] [...]

Nissan plants to resume production

by Published: April 21,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, Nissan, volcano

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. says two vehicle plants that halted production because of a delay in part shipments from Europe will operate Thursday while plans for Friday are undecided. Nissan spokesman Toshitake Inoshita said today that Japan’s No. 3 automaker will resume output at the two Japanese plants by using auto parts in the […] [...]

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