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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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Southern automotive industry salutes National Manufacturing Day

“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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Southern Automotive Conference begins with an upbeat message

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

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High-tech jobs come along with new Tunica plant

By Lisa Monti The German automotive components company that broke ground last week in Tunica County will create about 300 advanced manufacturing jobs similar to the ones in another German plant that recently opened in the county. Feuer Powertrain GmbH will invest $140 million in its Tunica facility, which will manufacture crankshafts for the automotive and transportation industry. The crankshafts ...

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