Skip to comments.In tough economy, Toyota plant brings Miss. jobs
Posted on 11/07/2011 1:50:19 AM PST by markomalley
Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up working for a salvage company while he held out hope for something better.
This year Perry landed good pay and health insurance when he went to work for a supplier to the sprawling new Toyota plant on the outskirts of the tiny town of Blue Springs. Hundreds have been hired, giving local leaders hope that their area will become another Southern automotive boomtown. The plant is finally set to begin production on Nov. 17, following more than a year's worth of agonizing delays.
"It changed my whole life around. I was struggling before I got this job. It made a difference for me, my family, my kids and even my church. I can pay tithing now," said Perry, 22. "The benefits make the difference. I don't want to be 30 and stacked up in medical debt."
So far, about 1,250 Toyota employees are already building test cars at the plant, and the company expects to hire another 280 this year. More will come aboard in the future, and dozens of others are employed by suppliers.
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I love the jobs... I hate the corporatism of Haley and his crony capitalists. I cannot wait to replace him with Phil Bryant... who has promised unlike Haley... to NOT veto eminent domain reform and to pass it into law.
Many of these companies get these sweet deals... and like Oreck in Long Beach, Mississippi... when the exemption time passes for tax free sailing... they packed up their plant and moved it to Tennessee... where they cut another 20 year tax free deal... etc etc etc.
Consider this: When was the last time you heard about GM building a new unionized plant that caused excitement in a community? Or any unionized industry for that matter.
Please freepmail me if you wish to be added or dropped from the mitten ping.
Consider what BMW cost the upstate of SC. It cost them thousands of jobs at BMW, hundreds in businesses supplying BMW, millions of dollars in taxes paid by NON UNION workers, thousands in clothes bought locally for employees children to go to school..You can’t swing a dead cat and not hit a BMW on the roads of the Upstate driven by the employees of BMW....yea boy, that sure sucks for the state of SC. It sucks so much it encouraged Boeing to come to SC.
Just curious, what's the population of Blue Springs and how many folks allegedly had their lives upheaved and lost their personal wealth and property? As a side note, how was it they lost that stuff?
TAKING SOMEONE'S PRIVATE PROPERTY TO ONLY TURN AROUND AND GIVE IT TO ANOTHER PERSON OR COMPANY FOR REASONS OF PROFIT... are not the ideals of nor the Rights given by our FOUNDERS. This is government stealing one persons property to give to another... and the politicians get rich by doing it.
Haley vetoed a bill that would have stopped this crony capitalism/nepotism once and for all... Phil Bryant... the Republican running to replace Haley... has sworn an oath to pass eminent domain reform... and he will. I will vote for him tomorrow!
At this point, you're sounding like a reporter for the Politico........It's not the lack facts, it's the severity of accusation right?
You've made that statement several times dude, time to step forward with the facts.........As for that "WE" business, you got a mouse in your pocket?
It was in the Jackson paper... YOU find it... I do not owe you anything. I will state my opinion here and no one but Jim has the right to stop me... all Jim has to do is ask. If you do not like hearing my opinion... do us both a favor and ignore me from now on.
Figures, classic unsubstantiated allegations.........You should change your screen name to "anonymous source", that way, you can post your lies to your heart's content and you won't have to provide any facts to verify anything you say......
You'd like that wouldn't you? Post facts and you'll have no problem from me or anyone else around here.......
No it didn't, reread his initial post #3.........
Then reread my subsequent postings to him requesting facts relevant to his allegations...which he could not provide.......
As for your last question, it does not apply until the facts are provided.......
If and when this dude provides the facts that I have requested, then we can discuss your last question..........
Since the dude could not answer my initial question about the population of Blue Springs, it's in the neighborhood of 144....and the surrounding area is nothing but rural woodlands....
I supplied you with the source of the Nissan plant story... I owe you nothing. Piss off troll.
No I'm not, it's the bogus accusation that subject poster has been unable to substantiate......and now you.
Provide the evidence that anyone in the Blue Springs city had their property confiscated under the "Emminent Domain" laws then we can have a discussion........Thats fair enough isn't it?
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