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Nissan sales in May set records

June 3, 2014

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CANTON, Mississippi — Nissan set a national sales records in May, and those results were reflected in production at its plant in Mississippi. Nissan Group in a news release today announced total U.S. sales for May of 135,934 units, an increase of 18.8 percent over last year and a May record. Sales of the Mississippi-built […]

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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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Sales of Misssissippi-made Nissan vehicles jump in January

February 3, 2014

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U.S. sales for Nissan jumped 11.8 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, a trend that was very much reflected in sales of vehicles produced at the Nissan plant in Canton. Please see release on January U.S. sales numbers below. Mississippi-built product highlights included: — Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to […]

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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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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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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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C Spire activates 4G LTE in Canton

May 17, 2013

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C Spire Wireless recently activated 4G LTE service on a new cell site in Canton expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched last December for the city. 4G LTE allows C Spire customers to download apps and game faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat, surf the mobile […]

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(UPDATE) Nissan donates manufacturing robots to Alcorn State University

March 20, 2013

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It’s the gift that keeps on giving… or building. Nissan North America’s manufacturing facility in Canton has given two high-tech robots to Alcorn State University for use in the college’s advanced technologies program. The robots stand more than five feet tall, weigh more than 800 pounds each and were used to arc weld Nissan car bodies. In […]

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Cathead Launches Honeysuckle Vodka

April 6, 2012

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The first legal distilled spirit in the state of Mississippi, Cathead Vodka, has launched Cathead Honeysuckle flavored vodka, new to the U.S. market. Cathead Honeysuckle will hit shelves throughout the South later this spring and the company says, “it is a unique, southern-crafted spirit made from all-natural ingredients.” From press release: Produced by Bottle Tree […]

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Tradeoff: Jobs or property rights? Mississippians must settle issue

July 14, 2011

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Mississippians cheered the arrival of big league economic development this decade with Nissan’s arrival in Canton and Toyota pending move into Blue Springs. But a property rights movement is working to blunt the enthusiasm for more economic bonanzas — at least if state incentives include offering the mega employers private property the state would seize […]

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