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VW Recognizes Anti-UAW Worker Group at Tennessee Plant

CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen has recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees (ACE) to represent workers at its assembly plant here, in addition to the United Auto Workers. ACE is an alternative to and has campaigned against the UAW, which a year ago lost an election to be the sole representative of workers at the plant.

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UAW Ratifies Contract With Navistar

LISLE, IL—Members of the UAW have ratified a four-year contract with truck maker Navistar International Corp. that will provide workers with a combination of wage increases and bonuses, while maintaining a two-tier wage scale for new hires and veteran employees.

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Fiat Chrysler Readies Canada Assembly Plant for Retooling

WINDSOR, ON—A $2 billion investment by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles into the development and production of its next-generation minivan will mean the largest retooling project for the Windsor Assembly Plant since the 1980s. The investment includes more than 860 new robots, 800 feet of flexible production lines, and retooling approximately 80 percent of its general assembly area.

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Georgia Woos Jaguar Assembly Plant

ATLANTA—Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited with executives of British auto giant Jaguar Land Rover to discuss a possible U.S. factory during an economic development mission to the United Kingdom last month.

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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.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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The 2015 May Assembly includes our cover story on Lean Lifts Assembly at Toyota plus much more. Check it out today!

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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