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Toyota, ICC looking for Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

Are you earning a degree and looking to get some valuable experience in a manufacturing setting while you’re in school? And even better, get paid while you’re working and learning? Toyota and Itawamba Community College have designed the Advanced Manufacturing Technician program. It is designed as an innovative manufacturing degree that spans five semesters of classroom […]

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Business openings/closings in NE Mississippi today, 03.05.15

This isn’t a thorough list, as there are hundreds of businesses to keep track of, but we figured we’d update you with the bigger ones you might be interested in. Again, if you don’t have to go out, don’t. But if you need to, here’s a list. We’ll update you as we hear from businesses. […]

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Toyota Mississippi first shift canceled; second shift to resume

Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs has canceled the first shift for both production and administration, plant officials said. Skilled and facilities team members are asked to contact their supervisors for their start times. The second shift will resume normal operations.

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After the metal is stamped, the parts are inspected for quality before they head to body weld and assembly.

Toyota Mississippi celebrates building of 500,000th Corolla

Earlier today, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant in Blue Springs built its 500,000th Corolla sedan. As you can see, the workers decorated it a bit. It’s the fastest a Toyota plant in the U.S. has reached a half-million cars, all in a little more than three years (production began in October 2011). TMMMS beat […]

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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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