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Automotive Suppliers

Did You Know? Nine models of vehicles are manufactured in Mississippi.

Mississippi Automotive Assembly & Manufacturing Plants

Nissan

    • Nissan has a vehicle assembly plant within of our labor shed in Canton which employs more than 6,000 people.
      • This plant produces more than 450,000 vehicles per year.

Toyota

    • Toyota has a vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, an hour from our labor shed which employs more than 2,000 people.
      • This plant produces 150,000 Toyota Corollas per year.

PACCAR

    • PACCAR has an engine manufacturing and technology facility in Columbus, Mississippi, an hour and a half from our labor shed.
      • PACCAR provides engines for Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.

Our Cluster of Existing Industries

Cooper Tires, Faurecia, Feuer Powertrain, Parker Automotive

  • Cooper Tires (Tire Manufacturing) has a plant in Clarksdale
  • Faurecia (Automotive Seating Manufacturer) has a plant in Cleveland
  • Feuer Powertrain (Crankshaft Manufacturer) has a plant in Tunica
  • Parker (Automotive HVAC Manufacturer) has a plant in Batesville
  • Toyoda Gosei (Plastics Automotive Supplier) has a plant in Batesville

 

Recent Success

Our Labor

  • Mississippi is a Right-To-Work State
  • The following quantities of skilled workers are currently employed in our region:
    • 3,826 Electricians
    • 2,083 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
    • 2,056 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    • 1,820 Machinists
    • 1,150 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
    • 1,145 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
    • 1,173 Sheet Metal Workers
    • 957 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
    • 772 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
    • 557 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
    • 542 Millwrights
    • 456 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
    • 456 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
    • 384 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    • 350 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
    • 328 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
    • 302 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
    • 298 Extruding, Forming, Press Machine Operators
    • 291 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
    • 272 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
    • 214 Tool and Die Makers
    • 204 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
    • 182 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
    • 162 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
    • 160 Rolling Machine Operators
    • 141 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
    • 108 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Picking Equipment Operators

     

Engineers

  • 1,797 Industrial Engineers
  • 717 Mechanical Engineers
  • 661 Electrical Engineers
  • 317 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • 73 Materials Engineers

 

Number of Metalworking Operations in the Region

  • 43 Machine Shops
  • 14 Metal Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services to Manufacturers Companies
  • 12 Paint and Coating Manufacturing Companies
  • 9 Plate Work Manufacturing Companies
  • 8 Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing Companies
  • 7 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing Companies
  • 5 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Metal Can Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 3 Metal Heat Treating Companies
  • 3 Industrial Mold Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Spring Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Fluid Power Valve and Hose Fitting Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Metal Crown, Closure, and Other Metal Stamping (except Automotive) Companies
  • 1 Steel Foundry
  • 29 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing Companies
  • 13 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing Companies
  • 12 Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing Companies
  • 9 Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 8 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring Companies
  • 6 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 5 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing Companies
  • 3 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals Companies
  • 3 Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Motor and Generator Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Iron and Steel Forging Companies
  • 1 Machine Tool Manufacturing Company
  • 1 Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing Company
  • 43 Machine Shops
  • 29 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing Companies
  • 14 Metal Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services to Manufacturers Companies
  • 13 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing Companies
  • 12 Paint and Coating Manufacturing Companies
  • 12 Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing Companies
  • 9 Plate Work Manufacturing Companies
  • 9 Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 8 Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing Companies
  • 8 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring Companies
  • 7 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing Companies
  • 6 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 5 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing Companies
  • 5 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Metal Can Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing Companies
  • 4 Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • 3 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals Companies
  • 3 Metal Heat Treating Companies
  • 3 Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing Companies
  • 3 Industrial Mold Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Motor and Generator Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Spring Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Iron and Steel Forging Companies
  • 2 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing Companies
  • 2 Metal Crown, Closure, and Other Metal Stamping (except Automotive) Companies
  • 2 Fluid Power Valve and Hose Fitting Manufacturing Companies
  • 1 Machine Tool Manufacturing Company
  • 1 Steel Foundry
  • 1 Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing Company

 

Utility Cost Savings

Electric Power

  • We have numerous electric providers meaning if you supply us a sample electric bill we can literally find you our cheapest provider in our region.

Natural Gas

Our area is served by Atmos Energy a publicly traded natural-gas-only distribution company serving over 3 million natural gas distribution customers. In addition to their transmission and distribution system we have large trunk lines of natural gas from all the companies below.

Natural Gas Map

Available Metalworking Plants for Sale or Lease

 

Community College Programs

Northwest Mississippi Community College - Coahoma Community College - Mississippi Delta Community College - Holmes Community College

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Partners (A.M.P.) program partners with industries across North Mississippi to provide highly skilled electronics engineering technicians. NMCC provides paid interns from their Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology program and currently partners with Toyoda Gosei, FEUER, Parker Hannifin and numerous other companies.

  • Coahoma Community College features the following programs to supply workforce for the automotive supplier sector: automotive technology, welding, and industrial maintenance technology.

  • Mississippi Delta Community College features the following programs to supply workforce for the automotive supplier sector: electrical technology/industrial electricity, welding, automotive machine technology, automotive mechanics technology, and machine tool technology.

  • Holmes Community College features the following programs to supply workforce for the automotive supplier sector: automotive technology, engineering technology, industrial maintenance technology, precision machining technology, and welding & cutting technology.

 

R&D

Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and USM

  • 3 Universities in Mississippi provide R&D for automotive related products:

Mississippi State University

  • Home to the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
    • Provides R&D capabilities for engineering, manufacturing and design technologies for vehicles.

Ole Miss

  • Home to the Center for Manufacturing Excellence
    • Houses research facilities with advisors from Toyota in Blue Springs and GE Aviation.

The University of Southern Mississippi

  • Home to the Polymer and High Performance Materials Institute
    • Recognized as a national leader in the study of composites, advanced materials, polymers and plastics.

     

Additional Information

Data provided by the University of Southern Mississippi's Economic Development Research Center