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Mississippi high court lets Toyota ruling stand

The Mississippi Supreme Court has changed its mind and will not hear an appeal from the family of a man left a quadriplegic after he crashed a Toyota pickup truck in DeSoto County in 2001. The Supreme Court says Thursday it has reviewed court documents again and saw no reason to hear an appeal from the family of Shenandoah Clark. ...

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Toyota Mississippi executive David Copenhaver to retire

BLUE SPRINGS — David Copenhaver, the highest ranking American at Toyota’s Mississippi plant, will retire at the end of the year. Copenhaver confirmed his plans during events this week to celebrate the first anniversary of Corolla production at the plant. He’ll wrap up his 16-year-career with Toyota on Dec. 21. Toyota sources say the change in leadership is common every ...

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Toyota Plant’s first anniversary reveals progress

by Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal TUPELO – Every 85 seconds or so, a Corolla rolls down the “money line.” It’s the nickname for the inspection line where finishing details are made before the vehicle starts its journey to a Toyota dealership Some 600 cars are assembled daily at Toyota Mississippi, about where company officials hoped to be with its eighth ...

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Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 million highway connects to U.S. ...

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Toyota adding 125 jobs at Huntsville, Ala., engine plant

Toyota plans to expand its Huntsville, Ala., engine production facility by investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs, the company announced Friday. The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota’s Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150. By spring of 2014, the new assembly line ...

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Trained workforce biggest challenge for state's manufacturers

A report card on the state of manufacturing in Mississippi includes the following facts, according to Jay Moon, executive director of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association: Manufacturing is holding steady with 12 percent of the state’s workforce employed in that sector. For every direct job in manufacturing, there are another two or three jobs that support it. Mississippi’s manufacturing is considered ...

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Blue Springs Highway 9 in danger

Legislation that has cleared the House and sits in a Senate committee would essentially kill any chance Mississippi Highway 9 north of Blue Springs had of broad development related to the Toyota plant. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, filed House Bill 791, which would make Mississippi Highway 9 in Union County ineligible for money under the Economic Development Highway Act. In 2011, ...

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MDOT's Tagert enjoys promoting all modes of transportation

Before he ran in a special election to fill an unexpired term as Northern District Highway Commissioner, Mike Tagert got a taste of working with transportation issues as president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Economic Development Council. This group that focuses solely on logistics and the transportation component of bringing in new industry made him feel he wanted to be on the ...

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