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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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Nissan announces leadership changes

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Three changes at the Canton plant were among a number of leadership changes Nissan announced today within its North and Latin America operations. — Masaaki Imai, currently managing Deputy General Manager, Trim & Chassis Engineering, Nissan Motor Company, is named senior director, Manufacturing, with responsibility for New Model and Vehicle Production […]

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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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(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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The Nissan Trap: For better or worse, Mississippi’s investment creates dilemmas

October 10, 2013

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In this story at Rethink MS, Jake McGraw makes a valid argument that by putting up $378 million in cash incentives to attract Nissan, Mississippi has made itself beholden to a large overseas employer — perhaps even against the interests of its own citizens. » READ the entire story here …

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Nissan’s U.S. sales down, but Canton-made vehicles roar

October 1, 2013

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Nissan is reporting decreased sales in September in the U.S., but units moved from the company’s plant in Canton did well. Nissan’s U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year’s total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 […]

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013

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A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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Stacey Pickering: Nissan has lived up to its promises

May 28, 2013

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Statement from Stacey E. Pickering, State Auditor A Washington, D.C. based organization called Good Jobs First recently released a false and misleading report funded by the United Auto Workers concerning the Nissan plant in Canton. Unfortunately, the report was short on facts and long on estimates. As the UAW has continuously been unsuccessful over the past decade […]

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Nissan statement on UAW subsidies study

May 17, 2013

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Nissan North America has responded to a recent United Auto Workers study on incentives it received from the state of Mississippi. “Nissan has more than met the requirements for job creation called for in the state’s incentive package. Our 5,000 team members hold some of the most secure jobs in Mississippi and enjoy competitive pay well above […]

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MEC’s annual meeting to put focus on car making, defense contracting

April 10, 2013

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Updates on two of Mississippi’s main economic drivers – car manufacturing and defense contracting – will highlight the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting Thursday in a gathering at the Jackson Convention Complex. The event’s luncheon includes remarks from Gov. Phil Bryant and Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, commander of the state’s National Guard and Air Guard. […]

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