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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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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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Toyota holds on to global sales crown for third year

For the third year in a row, Toyota Motor Corp. led the globe in auto sales in 2014. Toyota edged Volkswagen AG, while General Motors Co. was third.  Toyota’s sales were up 3 percent from 2013,  selling 10.23 million vehicles last year. Volkswagen sold 10.14 million vehicles in 2014, up  4 percent. GM’s global sales rose 2 percent […]

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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Toyota Mississippi donates toys, money to Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and its team members donated over 375 items including toys, clothes, electronics and beauty products during the company’s annual toy drive to help make Christmas wishes come true for families receiving services from the Salvation Army. Toyota Mississippi also donated $10,000 to provide more than 13,000 meals to the Army’s clients […]

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Tupelo Auto Sales sold to Carlock Automotive Group

One of Northeast Mississippi’s oldest automobile dealerships, Tupelo Auto Sales, has been sold to Carlock Automotive Group, which owns Toyota and Nissan dealerships in Tupelo. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was completed today, and Larry Brymer, the general manager of Carlock’s dealerships in Tupelo. He said the new Carlock Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram name for the dealership is […]

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