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Volvo opens new distribution center in Mississippi

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BYHALIA — Volvo has opened a new 1-million-square-foot central distribution center in Byhalia in northwest Mississippi. The Swedish truck maker closed its regional parts depot in Memphis and consolidated in the larger building located in a sprawling industrial park in Marshall County, Mississippi. The Commercial Appeal reports the new center employs about 250 and is a $70 million investment by ...

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Nissan refuses mediation of union complaints on Miss. plant

JACKSON — Nissan Motor Co. has declined U.S. State Department mediation of its dispute with the United Autoworkers over the union’s attempts to organize Nissan’s Mississippi plant. The UAW and the IndustriALL Global Union federation asked the State Department for mediation in April. That mediation could only happen if Nissan agreed, and the State Department announced Jan. 30 that Nissan ...

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Nissan sets all-time best sales record for 2014; Toyota sales rise 12.7 percent

Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and low interest rates, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006, the Associated Press reports. Nissan, which makes passenger sedans and SUVs in Canton, joined Honda in hitting record numbers for the year, the AP reports. ...

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GM honors BorgWarner facilities with quality award

WATER VALLEY — BorgWarner’s facilities in Water Valley; Frankfort, Illinois; and Ithaca, New York; have received 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from General Motors (GM). Presented to only 17 percent of GM’s 2,300 suppliers in the United States and Canada, the award recognizes supplier manufacturing locations for achieving consistently high levels of quality based on 13 defined performance criteria. This ...

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Nissan Canton goes global after rolling out first Murano

CANTON — Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line today, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S. Nissan Canton is now the company’s worldwide hub for Murano production, expanding export opportunities from the plant to more than 100 markets. “The strategic ...

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WHAT'S THE PLAN? Map to market for GreenTech’s MyCar not yet clear

Automotive startup GreenTech will soon be sending its MyCar to a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” market experts say is still in its infancy, at least outside of California. The two-seater MyCar is limited to speeds of 35 mph and prohibited on major highways. The car is expected to begin coming off the assembly line at GreenTech’s recently completed Tunica plant by ...

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GreenTech completes construction of Delta electric car plant

TUNICA — GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, has completed construction on its new production facility in Tunica “GTA has made significant progress toward our engineering, production, hiring and industry partnership goals in recent months,” said Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA. “We’re eager to move into our new, ...

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Nissan promotes Greg Gibb and Pam Confer

Nissan has promoted Greg Gibb to senior director, manufacturing operations at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Gibb joined Nissan in 1996 and has held positions with increasing responsibilities at all three of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities — Decherd, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton. Gibb moves to the position after having served as plant manager, body/stamping.  He holds a bachelor’s degree ...

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Nissan set yet another monthly sales record in June

CANTON — Nissan Group has unveiled its sales report for June, and it shows the automaker set a new record. Mississippi highlights include: Altima sales finished June at 26,111, led by gain of 9.1 percent in retail sales; Frontier sales edged up 5.7 percent to 5,722 units in June; NV sales jumped in June by 19.6 percent to 1,226 units. ...

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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

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 network, according to a release. ...

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