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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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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 adding revamped Murano crossover to Canton plant lineup

  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 ...

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Williams presented award

The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recently honored Nissan North America and Arree Williams, manager of product quality assurance at Nissan’s Canton vehicle assembly plant, with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support for employees who serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve. Sgt. Stephen D. Pruitt nominated Nissan and his manager, Williams, ...

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Audit office is watchdog on bond money for economic development

The State of Mississippi gives but can also take away when it comes to handing companies tens of millions of dollars in bond money to build or expand their operations in the state. The money from the Mississippi Economic Development Bond Project comes with conditions and if those conditions are not met, the State insists the money must be repaid. ...

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Committee makes nominations

In accordance with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership by-laws, chairman Paul Moak appointed a nominating committee chaired by Clay Hays. This committee reported their actions to president Duane O’Neill, who in turn is authorized to notify the entire membership of the nominating committee’s report. Candidates to serve a three-year term expiring December 2014 are: Freddie Bagley, Community Bank; David Barrentine, ...

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Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s not going anywhere. This plant ...

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