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Automotive Suppler Opens New Assembly Plant in Kentucky

April 18, 2014

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY—Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. has officially opened its new, $29 million assembly plant here, which will make parts for Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and other OEMs.

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Fire Leads to Evacuation of Mack Truck Assembly Plant

April 17, 2014

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA—Mack Trucks assembly plant here was evacuated Tuesday after a newly assembled truck caught fire at a test and inspection station.

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Nissan Settles Charge of Unfair Labor Practices

April 16, 2014

CANTON, MS—Nissan Motor Co. has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant here. The charge focused on a dispute over when Willard “Chip” Wells, a UAW supporter, could hand out union literature at the facility.

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Oh Quality, Where Art Thou?

April 15, 2014

The recent slew of recalls in the auto industry is disturbing. What happened to all those Sig Sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives that are supposed to error-proof assembly?

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UAW Membership Grew by 2 Percent

April 15, 2014

DETROIT—The UAW’s total membership grew by 8,902 in 2013, as the automotive industry rebounded and the union logged some organizing victories that helped it reach a total of 391,415 members. While the increase is a modest 2 percent gain, it is the fourth consecutive year of membership gains for the UAW at a time when labor union membership continues to decline nationally.

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Mack Trucks to Hire 100

April 15, 2014

LOWER MACUNGIE, PA—Mack Trucks will hire 100 workers for its assembly plant here.

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GM Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition Switch Recall

April 14, 2014

DETROIT—GM has suspended two engineers with pay for their part in the company’s long failure to recall Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars equipped with a defective ignition switch linked to 13 deaths.

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Delphi Invests $15 Million in Mississippi Assembly Plant

April 14, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, MS—Delphi Automotive is investing $15 million to upgrade its assembly plant here. The project will include new equipment and other improvements.

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NLRB Hears Complaint About Unionization Efforts at Mercedes Assembly Plant

April 11, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL—A worker’s complaint about not being able to pass out pro-union literature and union authorization cards near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant here was considered this week during a three-day hearing conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Carolina Assembly Plant to Add 228 Jobs

April 11, 2014

MAIDEN, NC—GKN Driveline will spend at least $113.8 million to expand its assembly plant here, adding 228 jobs within four years.

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