Posts Tagged ‘vehicles’

Bad Boy Buggies recalls off-road utility vehicles

NATCHEZ — A recall has been issued for Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles manufactured by BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, Ga., and Bad Boy Enterprises LLC of Natchez. The vehicles were sold at Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011. This recall includes the Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Nissan expanding availability of all-electric LEAF

by MBJ Staff Published: July 21,2011

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

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to U.S. consumers for the 2012 model year, with upgrades. The Nissan LEAF, offered with additional standard equipment including quick charging and cold-weather features for the 2012 model year, now will be available for order in the Southeast United States […] [...]

Alternative fuels put to use in Mississippi

by Amy McCullough Published: June 19,2011

Tags: alternative fuels, gas, natural gas, propane, vehicles

Rising gas prices along with pressures to “go green” have Mississippi municipalities and companies talking about using alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, to power their vehicles. >>>SEE COMPLETE STORY<<< [...]

U.S. auto loan delinquencies fall farther

by Wally Northway Published: August 31,2010

Tags: automobiles, banking and finance, debt, loans, trucks, vans, vehicles

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Automotive loan delinquencies dropped during Q2 2010, marking the second consecutive quarter that showed a year-over-year decrease in quarterly delinquencies. Lenders also made a higher percentage of loans to nonprime and subprime customers, a sign that lenders are beginning to loosen credit. The 30-day delinquency rate fell 5.88 percent, from 3.07 percent […] [...]

BorgWarner adding new jobs in Water Valley

by Associated Press Published: August 25,2010

Tags: manufacturing, vehicles

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems has announced it will expand its operation in Water Valley, adding 120 new jobs by the end of 2012. Currently, the facility employs 300 workers. John Sanderson, president and general manager of BorgWarner Drivetrain, says the company will introduce a new generation of transmission controls, known […] [...]

PACCAR adds 90 workers at Columbus plant

by Associated Press Published: August 24,2010

Tags: manufacturing, vehicles

COLUMBUS — PACCAR Inc. has hired 90 workers and officials with the Bellevue, Wash., truck engine manufacturer expect to meet the goal of starting production in December. The plant is located just north of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It will manufacture 12.9-liter engines for Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Plant manager Lex Lemmers tells The […] [...]

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