Posts Tagged ‘Toyota’

Nissan sets May sales record, Toyota’s jump slightly

by Clay Chandler Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Automotive, Bill Fay, economic development, Nissan, Toyota

  Nissan North America set a sales record in May, with 114,457 deliveries. That’s a 24.7 percent increase over May 2012. The global Nissan division also set a record, with 106,558 deliveries, up 31.2 percent over last year. In North America, sales of the Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue led the charge. The Altima and […] [...]

February 1, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: February 1,2013

Tags: auto sales, automotive industry, Toyota

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August 26, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: August 26,2012

Tags: Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Tupelo

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Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

by Clay Chandler Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Tupelo

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 […] [...]

Trained workforce biggest challenge for state’s manufacturers

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 8,2012

Tags: Jay Moon, manufacturing, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Nissan, Toyota

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 […] [...]

Blue Springs Highway 9 in danger

by Clay Chandler Published: April 1,2012

Tags: Blue Springs, Economic Development Highway Act, Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Union County

Legislation that has cleared the House and sits in a Senate committee would essentially kill any chance Mississippi Highway 9 north of Blue Springs had of broad development related to the Toyota plant. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, filed House Bill 791, which would make Mississippi Highway 9 in Union County ineligible for money under the Economic […] [...]

MDOT’s Tagert enjoys promoting all modes of transportation

Before he ran in a special election to fill an unexpired term as Northern District Highway Commissioner, Mike Tagert got a taste of working with transportation issues as president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Economic Development Council. This group that focuses solely on logistics and the transportation component of bringing in new industry made him feel he […] [...]

Toyota opens plant

The Toyota facility in Blue Springs held a “line-off” ceremony Nov. 17 to celebrate what amounted to a delayed grand opening. It was a celebration nearly five years in the making. The star of the show was a black Corolla that was built on Oct. 24, when production started. It will reside in the lobby […] [...]

Read the November 21st issue of the MBJ online

by MBJ Staff Published: November 18,2011

Tags: Blue Springs, Corolla, education bubble, Farish Street, MBJ Digital Edition, Sarah Palin, Toyota

In this week’s MBJ — THE COLLEGE BUBBLE: Amy McCullough takes a look at whether a college education in Mississippi is even relevant any more. Also in this week’s paper: >> THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Find out what shocking discovery Toyota ran across in its first Corolla to come off the line at the new […] [...]

Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s […] [...]

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