2017 Southern Automotive Conference

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The 10th Southern Automotive Conference – Register Now!

Official Website is LIVE!

The Premier Automotive Event of the South is celebrating its tenth anniversary with new and improved networking opportunities, best-in-class speakers, and an unbeatable line-up of breakout sessions.

We’re also introducing the Innovation Zone, an all-new area dedicated to breakthrough ideas in automotive manufacturing with live demos on the latest in robotics, autonomous processes, augmented reality and more.

It’s the must-attend automotive conference of the year and it just got way better. Make sure you’re there.

REGISTER NOW!

2017 Cars Under the Stars – Jackson, MS

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MISSISSIPPI TRADE MART, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

http://www.msclassiccruisers.com

Cars Under the Stars Registration Form 2017

Cars Under the Stars Sponsorship Form 2017

Growing a strong automotive workforce is essential to the health of the automotive industry in our state. Providing support and opportunity is one way MAMA and its members can secure its future workforce. Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships, through the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation, to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.

The tenth annual Cars Under the Stars event, which will be held March 31 – Arpil 1 at the Mississippi Trade Mart, helps fund our scholarship programs. The vintage car show is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free for all with donations to our scholarship fund being accepted. For more information, visit www.msclassiccruisers.com. This is going to be a fun and super day on Saturday! We know this year will have record attendance.  Use the attached Registration Form to register your car!

We invite you to be a part of this exciting event by becoming a Sponsor. Please use the attached form and forward to Caley at msautomanufacturers@gmail.com.  Your involvement will help support our scholarship efforts as well as give much deserved recognition to the automotive industry in Mississippi.

Through continued cooperation, we will create better economic opportunities for the citizens and grow Mississippi’s economy both now and in the years ahead. For additional information, please contact Caley Dawkins by telephone at 601-707-5221 or 601-750-5666 or by email to msautomanufacturers@gmail.com.

Cars Under the Stars 2017

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Cars Under the Stars 2017 Save the Date

MISSISSIPPI TRADE MART, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

http://www.msclassiccruisers.com

Growing a strong automotive workforce is essential to the health of the automotive industry in our state. Providing support and opportunity is one way MAMA and its members can secure its future workforce. Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships, through the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation, to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.

The tenth annual Cars Under the Stars event, which will be held March 31-April 1 at the Mississippi Trade Mart, helps fund our scholarship programs. The vintage car show is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, visit www.msclassiccruisers.com. This is going to be a fun and super day on Saturday! We know this year will have record attendance.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting event by becoming a Sponsor. Please contact Caley at msautomanufacturers@gmail.com for more information on doing so.  Your involvement will help support our scholarship efforts as well as give much deserved recognition to the automotive industry in Mississippi.

Through continued cooperation, we will create better economic opportunities for the citizens and grow Mississippi’s economy both now and in the years ahead. For additional information, please contact Caley Dawkins by telephone at 601-707-5221  or 601-750-5666 or by email to msautomanufacturers@gmail.com.

2017 Event Calendar

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2017 Event Calendar

February 21st Nissan, Canton, MS

  • BOD Meeting @ 10:45
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting/Plant tour @ 12

March 31st                  MS Trade Mart, Jackson, MS

  • BOD Meeting @ 4:30
  • Cars Under the Stars @ 5:30

April 1st                       MS Trade Mart, Jackson, MS

  • Cars Under the Stars 9am–4pm

April 25th & 26th         Nissan, Canton, MS

  • 25th – BOD Meeting @ 3:00
  • Innovation Conference

May 9th                     Tupelo, MS

  • BOD Meeting

May 10th                     Tupelo, MS

  • Quarterly Membership Meeting (Cancelled)
  • Museum Tour (Cancelled)

June 14th                     TBD

  • BOD Retreat

August 29th                 Tupelo MS

  • BOD Meeting
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting
  • Golf Tournament

September 13th            TBD

  • BOD Meeting

October 4th-6th                        Birmingham, AL

  • Southern Automotive Conference
  • Joint BOD Meeting

October 19th                Madison, MS

  • BOD Meeting @ 11:00
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting
  • MAMA Annual “Dave Boyer Classic” Golf Scramble

November 8th TBD

  • BOD Meeting

December 7th              TBD

  • Christmas Party

***Any event without a time will be updated closer to the time of the event.***

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Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness and appreciation of the incomparable work performance and attitude you’ve displayed during your tenure with MAMA. Saying goodbye is never easy, especially to someone who has been such a valued team member. We wish you all the best now and into the future, Gayle.

Pictured (L to R): Caley Dawkins, Gayle Fournet, Marty Hopkins, & donald Stoegbauer


1st Quarter Membership Meeting

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1st Quarter Membership Meeting

Tuesday, February 21 – 12:00pm
Nissan Plant – Canton, MS

For your convenience, here is a map of the facility; guests will enter the lobby at the area that is shaded in red on the map. The lobby entrance is approximately in the middle of plant, behind the red tile wall and flag pole.

The dress code guidelines for the tour are as follows:

  • Attire – For safety, all participants must wear long pants, shirt with minimum 4 inch sleeve and closed toe shoes. No sandals or dresses can be worn.
  • Cell phones – Visitors are not permitted to use cell phones on the plant floor.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience for both the membership meeting as well as the plant tour.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

MAMA Membership Meeting Agenda

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MAMA Membership Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

11:40 am to 5:00pm at Nissan Canton plant
Meeting is free to all AMA Members

11:40am – Open the Nissan Murano room for seating.
12:00pm – Lunch and a kickoff speaker
12:35pm – Wrap up lunch and start the MAMA membership meeting
12:45pm – Kick-off the MAMA Membership Meeting and show the agenda
12:50pm – MAMA update and State of the Association
1:00pm – Recap of the 2016 Southern Automotive Conference
1:15pm – MAMA Scholarship Recipients talk to us
1:30pm – Nissan State of the business
1:50pm – Q&A from the group. Next steps for the tour and for the meeting.
2:00pm – Board the tram for a plant tour (Limit 40)
2:40pm – Complete the plant tour.
2:45pm – Travel to the Training Center for Tour and for presentations.
3:15pm – Nissan Training Center tour and hands-on session.
4:45pm – Adjourn the meeting and thank all for coming.

Upcoming MAMA Events:
2/21 – Membership meeting at Nissan in Canton, MS
3/31&4/1 – Cars Under the Stars at Mississippi Trade Mart Building in Jackson, MS
4/25&4/26 – Innovation Conference at Nissan in Canton, MS

Save the Date now for Cars Under the Stars 2017

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Cars Under the Stars 2017 Save the Date

MISSISSIPPI TRADE MART, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

http://www.msclassiccruisers.com

Growing a strong automotive workforce is essential to the health of the automotive industry in our state. Providing support and opportunity is one way MAMA and its members can secure its future workforce. Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships, through the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation, to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.

The tenth annual Cars Under the Stars event, which will be held March 31-April 1 at the Mississippi Trade Mart, helps fund our scholarship programs. The vintage car show is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, visit www.msclassiccruisers.com. This is going to be a fun and super day on Saturday! We know this year will have record attendance.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting event by becoming a Sponsor. Please contact Caley at msautomanufacturers@gmail.com for more information on doing so.  Your involvement will help support our scholarship efforts as well as give much deserved recognition to the automotive industry in Mississippi.

Through continued cooperation, we will create better economic opportunities for the citizens and grow Mississippi’s economy both now and in the years ahead. For additional information, please contact Caley Dawkins by telephone at 601-707-5221  or 601-750-5666 or by email to msautomanufacturers@gmail.com.

Star of Southern Manuf Award

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SAC2016¦ÆThe Southern Automotive Conference is excited to announce its second annual

Stars of Southern Manufacturing Award!

WHO

Any employee at a Southern Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Tier-1 supplier who epitomizes excellence in the industry. The nominee may be of any age with any non-executive, non-C-Suite position, but must:

1) Work on the factory floor of his or her company;

2) Possess exemplary skills that enable the company to meet the demands of modern manufacturing;

3) Enhance the work environment by bringing the best out of colleagues, encouraging collaboration and reflecting the most desirable values of the company culture.

WHAT

Our second annual Stars of Southern Manufacturing Award! The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) will receive nominations from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers up until midnight on June 30, 2016. The SAC Award Committee will select three (3) finalists from the nominee pool. Winners will be notified by August 1. Each OEM or supplier may nominate up to three (3) candidates.

WHERE

The main stage in the theater at the 2016 Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Winners will be featured in a brief video and honored on stage.

WHEN

Thursday, October 6, 2016.

WHY

Successful automakers depend on excellent employees at every level of the company – from the managerial level to the factory floor. These employees possess skills and stellar personalities that keep automotive companies running. We believe that these fine Southern employees deserve recognition for the part they play combining valuable knowledge of traditional auto production and the skills needed for the future of manufacturing.

Ready to nominate the 2016 Stars of Manufacturing? CLICK HERE

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CUTS 2016 without datesCar Under the Stars Classic Car Show Raised

Scholarship Money for the MAMA Educational Foundation

MAMAEF_Logo_Final_colorThank you to all that participated in our Cars Under the Stars event! Congratulations to the winners of the classic car show!