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Mississippi State’s EcoCAR 3 team lands in top 5

Mississippi State’s EcoCAR 3 team earned a top five finish at this year’s national competition, as well as high marks for project management. The team placed fifth overall among 16 competitors recently in a two-stage contest held in Yuma, Ariz., and San Diego. Mississippi State took top honors for project management, including awards for Best Project Management Plan, Best Change ...

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TODD SMITH — Benefits of building relationships with twitter influencers

Do you notice who is sharing, replying to and engaging with your tweets the most? Or the people you’re connected to within your industry, which have huge followings that can’t wait to hear the latest? Twitter can be a great tool for influencer marketing – building relationships with influential, targeted individuals or brands. Here are five reasons why you should ...

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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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Toyota reclaims title of world's top automaker

Toyota Motor Manufacturing sold a record 9.75 million vehicles last year, according to an official tally released Monday, roaring past General Motors and Volkswagen to reclaim its title as the world’s top automaker in 2012. The Japanese automaker which opened a Corolla plant in Mississippi’s Blue Springs in 2011 had a 27 percent increase in U.S. sales in last year, ...

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GM reports healthier sales in January

DETROIT — General Motors Co. says its January sales rose 14 percent due to higher fleet and crossover vehicle sales. Crossovers are sport utility vehicle-like in size but sit on a car instead of a truck frame. The automaker says it was helped by a stronger economy and Toyota’s decision to halt U.S. sales of eight models due to a ...

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Is GreenTech the real deal?

Tuesday in Tunica, a Chinese businessman made the biggest economic development announcement in Mississippi in almost three years, and Gov. Haley Barbour was nowhere in sight. Xiaolin “Charles” Wang said his automotive manufacturing facility would produce 150,000 hybrid vehicles annually and employ 1,500 people directly, and the Mississippi Development Authority’s executive director was out of the country with Barbour. If ...

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