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BorgWarner plans another expansion of plant

WATER VALLEY — Officials from BorgWarner, a global powertrain supplier, is expanding operations at its facility in Water Valley to fulfill a contract with a U.S. automaker for a new generation of transmission control solenoids, which are known as mini direct-acting solenoids. The expansion, which involves new equipment and the construction of a new clean room, is a multi-million-dollar company ...

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Delphi Automotive investing in plant, keeping workers

BROOKHAVEN — Delphi Automotive is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for the automotive industry. The company has confirmed it will invest approximately $15 million to enhance its Brookhaven manufacturing facility in support of securing business with a major automotive customer. The new business and investment means the retention of more than 200 jobs. The Mississippi Development Authority ...

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Toyota: Work remains on Blue Springs plant

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi isn’t quite ready to produce the world’s best-selling sedan yet at its Blue Springs plant. Company spokeswoman Emily Holland tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that work still needs to be completed inside the plant, and the company needs more workers. Nonetheless, Holland says the construction is going well and the first Mississippi-built ...

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Toyota to resume North American production in September

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota said yesterday it expects to return to full North American production in September, faster than it expected following parts shortages stemming from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota Motor Corp. said its North American production is currently at 80 percent on average. Eight of its 12 North American-built models returned to full production on ...

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Myers Tire Supply bringing distribution center, jobs

SOUTHAVEN — Officials from Myers Tire Supply, a distributor of tools, supplies and equipment for the tire service market, is locating a new regional distribution center in a 50,000-square-foot facility at the IDI Airways Distribution Center in Southaven. The project will create 25 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). MDA worked closely with Myers Tire Supply and ...

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Toyota sets date to start hiring

Toyota took the next big step last week toward the start of production at its Blue Springs facility. The company, along with Gov. Haley Barbour and the head of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, announced that it will start hiring the 2,000 production and skilled maintenance workers who will produce the compact Corolla sedan starting in fall 2011. “We ...

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Nissan puts off LCVs until 2011

  Canton spokesperson says company did not want to rush production   The Nissan plant in Canton will not start producing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) this fall as the company originally planned. Instead, a Nissan spokesman said last Thursday morning that the first LCV would not come off the line until some time in the first quarter of 2011. “We’ll ...

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Promise of GreenTech empty for many

Locals say something other than casino jobs need to be available, but GreenTech looks like a tease   TUNICA — Not much has changed on Scenic Route 304 that runs east and west from Interstate 55 to Tunica County. After you circle around the square in Hernando and head west toward the Delta, there isn’t much to see other than ...

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Six and counting

Nissan helps Mississippi become major player Six years ago, the first vehicle at Canton’s Nissan plant rolled off the assembly line and started a drive toward Mississippi becoming a major player in the southeastern automotive manufacturing industry.   May 2003 marked the culmination of years of effort by government and economic development officials to lure the massive project that was ...

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