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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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Sneak peek at the Nissan Murano to be built in Canton

April 7, 2014

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Nissan recently revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show. Employees at Nissan’s Canton plant named one of the eight paint colors available on the new Murano. That color will be revealed and adorn the vehicle unveiled during the April […]

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Grammer opening U.S. headquarters in Lee County

January 29, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal   SHANNON – Automotive supplier Grammer Inc., is building its new U.S. headquarters to the Tupelo-Lee Industrial Park South and creating 650 jobs. The project, valued at $30 million over five years, will be done in two phases, officials said. The company is moving into a 75,000-square-foot building in the […]

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(UPDATED) Nissan sets November U.S. sales record with 10.7% increase

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established a November U.S. sales record with 106,528 total deliveries, marking an increase of 10.7 percent over last year’s total of 96,197. Nissan Division set a November record with 93,376 deliveries, a 10.8 percent increase over the prior year. Sales of Infiniti vehicles also set a November record with 13,152 deliveries, up 10.5 percent. […]

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Nissan sets November sales records

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established U.S. November sales records for total deliveries, as well as both the Nissan Division and Infiniti. » Nissan total U.S. sales (Nissan + Infiniti) finished November at 106,528, an increase of 10.7 percent over the prior year. (Nov. 2012: 96,197) » Nissan Division sales were 93,376, up 10.8 percent. (Nov. 2012: 84,300) » Through the […]

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Toyota Boshoku makes announcement; 180 new jobs slated for Itawamba County

November 8, 2013

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MANTACHIE, Mississippi — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said Friday that it’s investing $21 million at the plant it opened in 2011 in Mantachie, where it makes seat components and door panels for the Toyota Corolla. The parts go to a Toyota Motor […]

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UPDATE: Nissan sales up 14.2 percent in October, a record for the company

November 1, 2013

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UPDATE: Full sales numbers are below. Here is an outline Mississippi-built products … »  Frontier sales jumped 71.8 percent in October to 5,242 units, thanks in part to the popularity and increased availability of fuel-efficient 4-cylinder models. »  Sentra sales rose by 49.3 percent to 8,399 units. »  Xterra sales were up 11.4 percent to […]

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Toyota Mississippi VP to retire in January

October 30, 2013

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Vice President of Production Control and Administration Doug Formby has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31. Formby said he was retiring after nearly 33 years of service with Toyota to spend more time with his family in Southern California. “I will leave behind many good friendships established in Mississippi and across […]

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Southern automotive industry salutes National Manufacturing Day

October 7, 2013

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“Happy Manufacturing Day to you,” Melanie Stover of The Manufacturing Institute greeted participants on the closing day of the 2013 Southern Automotive Conference at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. “It’s my favorite holiday.” Stover and her fellow conference participants laughed at the line but couldn’t be more serious about the importance of manufacturing and its economic […]

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Southern Automotive Conference begins with an upbeat message

October 4, 2013

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By Lisa Monti  The annual Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi began Thursday sessions with an upbeat economic presentation and wound down with the Mississippi blues. In between, participants heard about workforce, something and something. Peter Ricchiuti, founder and director of the Burkenroad Reports at Tulane University, opened the two day meeting at Beau Rivage by […]

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