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Toyota Mississippi Celebrates 10 Years


(From Left) Mike Botkin, Toyota MS Vice President of Administration; Brian Krinock, Toyota Senior Vice President; Mr. Akitoshi Ichino, Toyota MS President; Chris Nielsen, Toyota Chief Quality Officer for N.A. & Executive General Manager for TMC; Gov. Phil Bryant; US Senator Roger Wicker; Speaker Philip Gunn; US Congressman Trent Kelly; and Sean Suggs, Vice President, Manufacturing for Toyota MS.

Toyota is rolling out the welcome mat at its Blue Springs manufacturing facility. The automaker today announced it will build a nearly $10 million visitor and interactive training center that will offer public tours showcasing how nearly 2,000 Mississippians produce ever‐better Corolla vehicles. That announcement came during a celebration of the 10‐year anniversary of the groundbreaking for Toyota Mississippi. Sean Suggs, vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Mississippi, said this is an opportunity to tell the story of the quality work Mississippi team members put forth daily.

"This investment will allow us to build an interactive visitor and training center that will spotlight the Corolla’s rise to the best‐selling car in the world, as well as delve into the history of Toyota and our Blue Springs facility. It represents a continued commitment to our team members and the Northeast Mississippi community.”

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Marty Stuart to Headline Governor’s Concert at Mississippi Bicentennial North

Country and Americana music legend Marty Stuart will headline the Governor’s Concert at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North in Oxford on June 24. The free event is part of celebrations around the state during 2017.

“In a state known for master storytellers, Oxford is a literary capital,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “There is no better backdrop for a celebration featuring some of Mississippi’s greatest songwriters than the land of William Faulkner, where our literary tradition thrives.”

The Governor’s Concert also will feature singer-songwriter Mac McAnally, a hit maker for Kenny Chesney and Alabama and a longtime member of Jimmy Buffett’s backing band, plus Mississippi’s Music and Culture Ambassador Steve Azar and Shannon McNally.

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Atmos Energy Donates $20,000 to Greenville YMCA

Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, Atmos Energy President David Gates, Marney Dees, Chairman of the Board Greenville YMCA, Bob Williams, President of the Greenville YMCA

The Board of Directors and leadership of the Ho

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Winston Plywood & Veneer Holds Grand Opening in Louisville

“The grand opening of Winston Plywood & Veneer is evidence of what can be accomplished when business partners...

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Groundbreaking Held for District at Midtown in Hattiesburg

Located at 31st Avenue directly across Hardy Street from The University of Southern Mississippi, The District at Midtown...

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Over 120 Attend Final Scrambler on Energy

Attendees of the MEC Legislative Scrambler heard from Senate Energy Chair Briggs Hopson and House Public Utilities Chair...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division Christens National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756)

“We wouldn’t be able to bring this ship to life without the great work that we see here at Huntington Ingall...

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Over 150 Attend Legislative Scrambler on Economic Development

Attendees heard from Senate Finance Chair Joey Fillingane, House Ways & Mea...

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Waller to be Interim CEO for MEC as Wilson Prepares to Retire

Prior to joining MEC, Waller was business editor of The Clarion-Ledger...

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Toyota Makes $750,000 Grant to Support 2 Mississippi Museums Project

“This tremendous gift will support the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History in Jackso...

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