Posts Tagged ‘vehicles’

MDOT looking to cut costs by trimming 2,300-vehicle fleet

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to reduce its fleet of vehicles by 10 percent over the next five years, according to transportation commissioner Mike Tagert. Tagert, who represents the northern district, says MDOT has a fleet of 2,300 vehicles. He says any reduction would not affect 300 emergency vehicles. The Daily […] [...]

Toyota VP: Blue Springs progressing toward full production

BLUE SPRINGS — Five months after starting production, and weeks into its second production line shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is making progress toward full capacity, according to a plant executive. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for the Blue Springs plant, said the facility will be able to […] [...]

Study: Recalls had little or no effect on Toyota’s brand

A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota’s safety-related recalls that began in 2009 made little to no impact on how consumers perceived the brand. “These findings highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining a reputation for quality,” says Dr. Robert Hammond, an assistant professor of economics at NC State and lead author […] [...]

Indiana company purchases Pontotoc Spring; terms not disclosed

PONTOTOC — Pontotoc Spring, which makes coiled springs for the automotive aftermarket, as well as metal stampings for automotive, industrial and commercial applications, has been acquired by an Indiana company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MW Industries of Logansport, Ind., made the announcement. Pontotoc Spring employs 90 workers. Pontotoc Spring general manager Allen […] [...]

CME becomes largest roof-mounted solar power complex

OXFORD — The Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi had generated 57 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough power to run the center’s administrative offices and classrooms, or to brew 1,986 cups of coffee. With the installation of more than 400 photovoltaic solar panels complete, the year-old building is the largest roof-mounted solar power […] [...]

Judge gives McAllister, Nissan more time for negotiating

JACKSON — A federal judge is giving attorneys for former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. more time to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit between them over the football star’s failed Jackson auto dealership. A court filing late yesterday said “because progress was demonstrated” U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda […] [...]

Judge sets deadline in McAllister-Nissan lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge has set a deadline for settlement negotiations in a lawsuit between Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. and Deuce McAllister related to a car dealership the former New Orleans Saints star owned in Mississippi. U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson set a telephone conference for Jan. 5 and said discovery will resume […] [...]

Will UAW target Nissan?

CANTON — Top officials of the United Auto Workers have decided for now against targeting a single company in its effort to sign up workers at U.S. factories owned by foreign automakers. UAW president Bob King told The Associated Press in an interview yesterday that the union’s executive board won’t make any decision until it […] [...]

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 […] [...]

First Corolla to roll off Toyota line this month

by 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 […] [...]

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