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Nissan sets November sales records

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 first 11 months of 2013, ...

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Supervisors to talk property taxes with Nissan

CANTON — The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year. Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen said Nissan’s taxation is very complex and not a simple “this or that.” “At this point I would like ...

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Toyota Boshoku expanding, adding nearly 200 workers

MANTACHIE — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said today 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 Corp. plant that makes the Corolla ...

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

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 1,114 units. » Armada sales ...

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Toyota Mississippi VP to retire in January

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 North America over the past ...

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Executive: Parts suppliers struggling to meet new-car demand

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says. Many suppliers already are running near full capacity, J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Detroit-based Automotive Industry Action Group, told The Clarion-Ledger. Automotive website ...

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Toyota giving away 100 cars over a 50 day span

Toyota is giving 100 cars over 50 days to nonprofit organizations that need a new vehicle. Three Mississippi organizations are in the running. They are the Autism Center of North Mississippi in Tupelo, Gulf Coast Women’s Center in Biloxi and YAC in Oxford Each day for 50 days, online voters will choose which of five nonprofit organizations will take home ...

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Manufacturing takes spotlight during Southern Automotive Conference

“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 impact. Mississippi, the host for ...

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Upbeat message given — Southern Automotive Conference hosted professionals from across the country

The annual Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi began sessions with an upbeat economic presentation and wound down with the Mississippi blues. In between, participants heard about workforce. Peter Ricchiuti, founder and director of the Burkenroad Reports at Tulane University, opened the two-day meeting at Beau Rivage last week by telling his audience, “Don’t take any of this too seriously.” Ricchiuti ...

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