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THANK YOU, GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
PRINTABLES, INC. DONATION IN APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF NISSAN
On January 25, 2016, Debra and Michael Gallaway of Printables, Inc., a full-service printing company located in Gluckstadt, Mississippi, generously donated $500.00 to the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association Educational Foundation in appreciation and recognition of the impact that Nissan Canton has had on our community.
Debra and Michael Gallaway value the tremendous effect that Nissan has had on the economy of our state and wanted to show their gratitude by making a donation to support the students that have a focus in automotive manufacturing. Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships, through the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation, to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.
Recently Nissan North America celebrated the production of its 3-millionth vehicle at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant located in Canton, Mississippi. Nissan has grown the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant from a regional manufacturing facility to a global one, investing $2.9 billion in the plant since its opening in 2003 and supporting more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs.
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. The ninth annual Cars Under the Stars event, which will be held March 4-5 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 $10 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, visit www.msclassiccruisers.com. This year we are thrilled to announce that we will have celebrity guests Ryan and Chris Taggart from the hit Discovery Channel television show, Street Outlaws, along with their car on display. This is going to be a fun and super day on Saturday. We know this year will have record attendance and hope to see you there!
Thank you, Debra and Michael, for your contribution!
Don “Stogie” Stoegbauer and Christy Williams representing MAMA, Bryan Horn, Nissan and Debra Gallaway, Printables, Inc.
SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE CONFERENCE
MAMA Members attended the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) 2015 Southern Automotive Conference (SAC), the region’s premier automotive tradeshow, Oct. 18-20 in the heart of downtown Nashville. The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA) will host the event next year in Biloxi, Mississippi, October 5 – 7, 2016, at the Beau Rivage Resort. The conference, in its ninth year in 2016, is projected to welcome more than 100 exhibitors and more than 800 attendees to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, easily making it the most exciting SAC to date.
MAMA is organizing the event alongside SAC partner organizations from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. The conference offers numerous networking opportunities, allowing attendees to interact face‐to‐face with potential clients and new business contacts from across the Southeast. Convening the SAC in one of the country’s most desirable coastal resort areas also allows attendees ample pre- and post-conference opportunities to socialize. Our event’s dates will coincide with “America’s Largest Block Party,” Cruisin’ The Coast, a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Over 7,000 registered cars from car enthusiasts from 41 states plus Canada and Sweden drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beachside highway.
The SAC provides a forum for top executives from original automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and major suppliers to showcase new product developments, collaborate on best practices and discuss strategies to strengthen the region’s burgeoning automotive industry. This year’s conference theme, “Success in the South: Yesterday’s Dream, Today’s Reality, Tomorrow’s Potential. A New Legacy in Automotive,” represents how the southeastern United States is applying its traditional carmaking expertise towards the future of manufacturing.
Please see the link on this page to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Biloxi!
For more information, contact Christian Anderson at christian@HallStrategies.com, or call 615-242-8856.
MAMA Christmas Party, Georgia Blue, Madison, Mississippi
MAMA Members enjoyed a gathering at Georgia Blue, Madison, Mississippi, to celebrate the Christmas season
MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Golf Tournament
Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Participants and Companies that supported our tournament on September 10, at Lake Caroline Golf Club, Madison, Mississippi!
The success of our first ten tournaments has helped us build an endowment fund for our scholarship program to provide financial assistance to the best and brightest students in the automotive manufacturing fields, insuring the continuity of our program and to promote the automotive industry to young people in our state.
Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded $143,000 in scholarships to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities. In 2014, MAMA established the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation to provide opportunities for raising more funds for scholarships. The Foundation, due to an increase in fundraising proceeds from MAMA, increased the scholarship program to three additional community colleges in northeast Mississippi this year, making the total amount awarded $27,000.
Thank you again for your support of our organization. We take great pride in Mississippi’s rapidly growing automotive manufacturing strength and our success is greatly dependent on support from you and our partnership companies!
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Silver- BankPlus, Nissan, The Yates Companies, Inc.
Bronze- Entergy, Hopkins Construction and Maintenance, Mississippi State University/CAVS, Mississippi Development Authority, Toyota, Unipres, PPG, Steel Technologies, Hagenmeyer North America, Mighty Lube, R&R Sheet Metal, Neel Schaffer
Harper Rains Knight & Company- Beverage Cart; MINACT- Koozie sponsor; Hopkins Construction and Maintenance- phone charger sponsor; PACCAR- Lunch sponsor; Dunleith Plantation Bed and Breakfast- overnight stay giveaway
Hole Sponsors- Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, Laurel Machine and Foundry, Madison County Business League and Foundation