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Controllers Make Auto Assembly Safer, Quicker

More market share is always the goal of every automaker, whether it’s based in the United States, Europe or Asia.


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Adhesive Bonding System Improves Sunroof Assembly at Mercedes-Benz

As motorists look to enhance their driving experience, sunroofs are growing in popularity and variety. One of the newer types is the panoramic sunroof, which provides openings above both the front and rear seats.


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GM to Invest $240 Million in Warren Plant

WARREN, MI—GM plans to invest $240 million at its Warren Transmission Plant to build electric drive units for the second-generation Chevrolet Volt.


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Detroit Manufacturer Plans to Hire 200

DETROIT—Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to hire 200 assembly workers by January 2015 to support production growth of the Ford F-150 truck. The company will host two job fairs the next two Saturdays to fill those positions.


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Fuel Cell Maker to Invest $65 Million in Assembly Plant

TORRINGTON, CT—FuelCell Energy will invest $65 million to expand its assembly plant here. The project could create up to 325 jobs over the next four years.


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Tesla Asks Michigan Suppliers to Lobby Against Car Sales Bill

DETROIT—Tesla Motors Inc. is asking its Michigan-based suppliers to pressure the state’s governor to veto a bill that would bar the California automaker from direct sales to customers in the state. Tesla will procure $170 million in parts and services from suppliers in the state in 2014.


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More GM Plants Earn Landfill-Free Status

OSHAWA, ON—Another 11 General Motors facilities worldwide, including the automaker’s assembly plant in Ingersoll, ON, have achieved landfill-free status. All totaled, GM runs 122 landfill-free manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities around the world.


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Jaguar Land Rover Considers U.S. Assembly Plant

LONDON—Jaguar Land Rover is thinking about setting up a factory in the United States, a first for a British carmaker. The luxury carmaker is reportedly talking to several southern states, including South Carolina, about building a plant in the United States.


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GM to Invest $37 Million in Michigan Assembly Plant

DELTA TOWNSHIP, MI—General Motors Co. plans to add nearly 210,000 square feet to its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant as part of a $37 million expansion project.


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Integrator Delivers Assembly System for ABS Modules

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has shipped a custom assembly and test system to a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machine will assemble and test ABS brake control modules.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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