MAMA Celebrates 10 years of Service to the Automotive Industry


MAMA Celebrates 10 years of Service to the Automotive Industry

The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association celebrates its 10 years of service to the automotive industry in 2015.

Events are planned the week of March 2 – 7, beginning with Governor Bryant and the House and Senate leaders proclamations and culminating with MAMA’s signature event Cars Under the Stars classic car show, which is open to the public.

Save the Date for the Cars Under the Stars preview party, a members-only event and membership meeting on Friday, March 6th.

Mississippi State University CAVS Extension hosts its 2015 Innovation Conference Wednesday, March 4th – 5th, at NISSAN – CANTON. Click here for more information.

Sponsorship for the week’s celebration are available. Contact Kathryn Rodenmeyer for details.

10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament / Dave Boyer Golf Classic


The weather is perfect for a golf outing, and we have one planned to raise funds for our scholarship program.

The 10th Annual Scholarship Tournament / Dave Boyer Golf Classic
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lake Caroline Golf Course
Madison, Mississippi

Team sponsorships are still available. Don’t miss the fun while supporting a great cause.

For more information or to sponsor a team, please contact


Thanks to our
Major Sponsors

BankPlus                      NISSAN                       The YATES Companies


The 2014 recipient of the MAMA Award of Excellence


will be recognized at the tournament luncheon.



Ancillary events to SAC


MAMA is pleased to announce the
2014 SAC Announces Pre-Conference Activities, organized by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

Interested in playing golf or exploring the local Birmingham breweries while in town for the Southern Automotive Conference (Oct 8-10)? Plan to arrive early and sign up for one of two exciting pre-conference activities, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8. SAC attendees can choose from the Birmingham Brewery Tour and a Golf Outing at the famous Robert Trent Jones Ross Bridge course. Both activities present additional networking opportunities for conference attendees. ATTENTION – SIGN UP DEADLINE FOR GOLF IS SEPT 8!

Birmingham Brewery Tour (Cost: $55)

Wednesday, Oct. 8  Noon – 4 p.m.
The craft brewing industry is booming in Birmingham, and SAC attendees can hop on the bus and visit three of Birmingham’s hottest spots. Space is limited, so sign-up today to ensure your place on the tour!

The three breweries on tap are:

o   Visit includes tour, swag set, three tastings per person and a souvenir.

o   Visit includes a collectible glass and a pint (a single pint or four 4-oz samples).

o   Visit includes a tour, three tastings and a souvenir.

You may pay for this activity along with your conference registration. Already registered? Click here to sign up for this activity.

Golf Outing at Ross Bridge (Cost: $152)

Wednesday, Oct. 8

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If golf is your thing, experience 18 holes of the pristine, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail as it winds its way through Birmingham. Ten holes play along the banks of two significant lakes, connected by a spectacular waterfall dropping 80 feet between the ninth and 18th greens; considerable elevation change combines with water and other natural obstructions to get your attention, and large putting surfaces provide many tempting pin locations that will test golfers’ approach shots.



  • Transportation will be provided from the hotel, to the course and back.
  • Tee times range from 11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Register with a group, or let us pair you up for maximum networking opportunity.
  • Please include any tee time or teammate preferences in the notes section of your registration form.
  • Online registration will be accepted for the Golf Outing at Ross Bridge until Sept. 8.

 You may pay for this activity along with your conference registration. Already registered? Click here to sign up for this activity.

Register for Birmingham Brewery Tour

Register for Golf Outing at Ross Bridge

It’s not too late to register as an attendee for the 2014 SAC. Click HERE to sign-up today.


For more information, click the links below:

Conference Website

Preliminary Program

Registration Details


We look forward to seeing you at this year’s SAC!


Nissan – Canton to Hire 500 to Support Murano Production
WAPT News, 5/29/14



2014 Southern Automotive Conference

October 8 – 10, Birmingham, Alabama 

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex


The southeast United States has the fastest growing automotive industry in North America. Known for its world-class automotive production and sound business environment, the region’s supply-base has flourished and OEMs continue to invest.

With global sales expected to increase, manufacturers must rise to the occasion and continue to: (1) improve operational excellence; (2) build the workforce and increase product; and (3) process innovations. The 2014 SAC will focus on how the South is Geared for Growth and accelerating the global automotive industry by focusing on these three key areas.

In October, senior executives from OEMs from across the southeast will showcase their plants’ latest developments. Key elected officials from southern states will discuss maintaining and increasing the region’s competitive advantage. OEMs and suppliers will roll up their sleeves and talk about supplier best practices to ensure that, as an industry, we meet the growing challenges of the global market.

Cars Under the Stars Preview Party, February 28, 2014


Cars Under the Stars
Members Only
Preview Party
IMG_6432February 28, 2014


MAMA Board Member Lex Lemmers (left) shows off the Peterbuilt Truck, which has the PACCAR engine. Mr. Lemmers is plant manager at PACCAR in Columbus, Miss.



Mississippi State University Center for Advance Vehicular Systems engineering students brought two of its vehicles to display Friday night for the preview event. MAMA Board member Dr. Roger King, director of MSU-CAVS, facilitated the trip for the students. 





Gene Delcomyn CU

MAMA Board Member Gene Delcomyn welcomes guests
to the annual event. Mr. Delcomyn’s company,
BankPlus, is a longtime sponsor of the event. He also displayed five of his
classic cars for the show. 


Bert Case CUTS

WAPT-TV’s Bert Case (top) and Miss. Development Authority Brent Christensen spoke at the MAMA General Membership meeting, which was part of the car show preview party.

Brent Christensen at CUTS