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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 unveils redesigned Corolla

Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2014 Corolla at an event in Santa Monica, Calif., last week. It will include elements of the Corolla Furia concept car that debuted earlier this year at the North American Auto International Auto Show. The wheelbase will be extended by nearly four inches, with the wheels pushed farther out to the corners. The front of the ...

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, ...

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C Spire activates 4G LTE in Canton

C Spire Wireless recently activated 4G LTE service on a new cell site in Canton expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched last December for the city. 4G LTE allows C Spire customers to download apps and game faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat, surf the mobile web, stream movies, music and ...

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Steve Puryear earns "Black Belt" engineering certification

Analyst Steve Puryear of Mississippi State University’s Canton-based Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension recently was certified as a full Innovation Engineering Black Belt. In addition to being a first for the state, the achievement makes him one of only 50 in the nation to hold the highly sought designation. According to www.InnovationEngineering.org, Black Belt candidates must lead a series ...

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Steve Puryear earns “Black Belt” engineering certification

Analyst Steve Puryear of Mississippi State University’s Canton-based Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension recently was certified as a full Innovation Engineering Black Belt. In addition to being a first for the state, the achievement makes him one of only 50 in the nation to hold the highly sought designation. According to www.InnovationEngineering.org, Black Belt candidates must lead a series ...

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Nissan bond bill advances

The Senate passed with little debate Wednesday a bill that would authorize the Madison County Economic Development Authority to issue up to $100 million in bonds for an expansion of the Nissan plant in Canton. The bonds would not be general obligation, but would be classified as revenue-only. Nissan would service the bonds via lease payments for the buildings. Neither ...

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(UPDATE) Nissan donates manufacturing robots to Alcorn State University

It’s the gift that keeps on giving… or building. Nissan North America’s manufacturing facility in Canton has given two high-tech robots to Alcorn State University for use in the college’s advanced technologies program. The robots stand more than five feet tall, weigh more than 800 pounds each and were used to arc weld Nissan car bodies. In a formal ceremony Thursday at ...

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Bednarzyk uses positive reinforcement in leading Nissan Canton

One of the things I enjoy is working with companies to help them better show appreciation to their employees. Studies show that most workers do not feel “valued” in their job. High-performance organizations know that people are their greatest asset and are very intentional about growing and developing their teams. Dan Bednarzyk, a vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North ...

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Nissan books Murano production for 2014

Nissan used the celebration of its 10th anniversary in Canton to announce some further good news for the region: the Japanese automaker will begin production of the next generation Murano crossover at the Central Mississippi plant in 2014. Introduced in 2002, the Murano has stood out as among the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class both inside and out, ...

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