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Car dealerships trade lots along with vehicles

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Car trading means buying and selling vehicles. But in Jackson and Ridgeland it also means swapping lots. The latest is the occupation of the old Mercedes-Benz of Jackson location by what had been Mazda of Ridgeland. The Mercedes-Benz dealership owners moved to Ridgeland in January. Last week, the move of the Mazda franchise became official with ...

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Toyota Mississippi production unaffected by Toyota-Mazda venture

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – Toyota Mississippi officials said production of the Corolla at the Blue Springs plant won’t be affected by Friday’s announcement that Toyota will be building the vehicle at a new $1.6 billion assembly plant in which it is partnering with Mazda. A location for the plant hasn’t been decided, but the facility ...

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Mississippi seen as contender for Toyota-Mazda plant

By JACK WEATHERLY The same day that workers at the Nissan North America plant in Canton voted strongly against unionizing, another Japanese automaker with Mississippi ties, Toyota, announced it would team up with Mazda Motor Corp. to build another assembly plant in the South. A vote to join the United Auto Workers union would have sent a message to foreign automakers, which ...

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