Automotive Industry Driving Manufacturing Activity In Mississippi

We have broad based manufacturing that is not too top heavy in one area, he said. Advanced manufacturing requires a well trained workforce with special skill sets to meet demand. All across the region we are putting a lot of emphasis on workforce development, Moon said. Industrial technicians, welders and other workers in the advanced manufacturing field have to have a higher skill level than ever before. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Thailand's Automotive Industry Slows Down in January

ET Thailand's Automotive Industry Slows Down in January Text By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOKThailand's automotive industry experienced a marked slowdown both in production and sales in January due in part to the end of the government's subsidy for first-time car buyers. Also, continued political turmoil and weak economic conditions hit consumer sentiment. The Federation of Thai Industries said Thursday that the local auto industry produced 162,652 units in January, a 31.09% drop from the year-ago period but a 2.36% rise from December. Surapong Paisitpatanapong, a spokesman for the FTI's Automotive Industry Club, said local auto production dropped after vehicles purchased under the government's First Car program, implemented during 2011 and 2012 to help the industry recover from Thailand's 2010 flood crisis, were delivered. Last year, Thailand produced a record 2.457 million units of vehicles, while domestic sales dropped to 1.33 million units from 1.43 million units in 2012a historical high boosted by the state subsidy. The situation appeared less impressive last month, when local sales hit a 25-month low of 68,508 units—a 45.5% on-year drop. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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