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Sneak peek at the Nissan Murano to be built in Canton

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 16th announcement. The all-new 2015 ...

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Nissan settles with pro-union employee

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. says it has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant in Canton. The charge focused on a dispute over when Willard “Chip” Wells, a United Auto Workers supporter, could hand out union literature at the 5,200-employee plant north of Jackson. The UAW is trying to organize workers to ...

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Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute

HATTIESBURG — Bio-based additive manufacturer Reactive Surfaces has filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas involving patent law and automaker Toyota. The suit alleges that, although Toyota filed patent applications long after Reactive Surfaces, the United States Patent & Trademark Office incorrectly granted certain patents to Toyota, and that the government agency is ...

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Nissan sets another sales record despite winter weather

CANTON — Nissan Group saw total U.S. sales for February 2014 of 115,360 units, an increase of 15.8 percent compared to last year. Highlights of Mississippi-built products are: • Sales of the Frontier pickup rose 112 percent to 5,791 units • Altima sales totaled 30,849 units in February, an increase of 11 percent • Sales of the Xterra increased by ...

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Automotive industry driving manufacturing activity in Mississippi

Mississippi’s thriving automotive industry gave the state a boost in employment during January, according to a monthly survey of manufacturing activity in the southeastern states. The Southeast Purchasing Managers Index released by Kennesaw State University reported increased employment and finished inventory in the state. The survey also found that commodity prices increased in January. Overall, the survey findings represent “very ...

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Nissan exec high on January sales despite weather

CANTON — Nissan Group has released January U.S. sales number. Mississippi-built product highlights include: • Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to 4,931 units • Nissan Altima sales totaled 22,515 units in January, an increase of 4.9 percent • Sales of Nissan Xterra rose 52.3 percent in January to 1,518 units • Nissan Sentra sales rose to ...

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Grammer opening U.S. headquarters in Lee County

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 industrial park, and it should ...

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Car registrations give snapshot of what’s on Mississippi's roads

If you think you see a lot of late model Nissan Altimas and Ford F1S, you’re right in assuming that those two vehicles rule Mississippi roads. A look at recent vehicle registrations provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue shows that the Altima’s 2013 and 2012 models made up the largest number of current vehicle registrations, according to the department ...

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GreenTech says it’s back on track with Tunica Plant

If you’ve been looking in the “Missing Project’s” folder for GreenTech Automotive’s Tunica plant, you need search no more. After two years of delays and a federal investigation into enticements used to gain foreign investors for the plant, the McLean, Va.-based GreenTech erected steel support structures for the facility Wednesday and invited the Mississippi media to Tunica to witness the ...

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

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. Nissan Division has sold 1,035,439 ...

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