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LANSING, MI—GM will build a new $162 million stamping plant at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant. The facility is expected to create 65 new jobs.
DEARBORN, MI—Ford will to invest $168 million to move production of its 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to Cleveland.
FLINT, MI—GM has begun construction on a $600 million paint shop project at the Flint Assembly plant.
YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.
TORONTO—A decision by Chrysler Canada to commit to bringing a new minivan assembly line to Windsor, ON, was greeted with caution Tuesday, as the auto giant said it was no longer looking to the federal and Ontario governments for funding.
The UPC and Code 39 codes are very common, linear or “1D” codes.
WASHINGTON—Manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic this year, but they’re worried about rising energy costs and slowing growth in new markets, according to a new survey conducted by consulting firm PWC.
PARMA, OH—GM is set to invest $14 million in the installation of a progressive press at its stamping and fabrication center here. The press will be used for both die tryout and regular parts production.
A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.
Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.
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