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Police Investigating Death of Automotive Executive

January 28, 2014

BANGKOK—Police are investigating after Karl Slym, managing director of Tata Motors, fell to his death from a hotel room here.


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Systems Integrator Supplies Automated Paint Line for Wheel Maker

January 24, 2014

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation recently integrated eight robots into a new powder coating line for a leading commercial wheel manufacturer. Evana provided bases, guarding and end-of-arm tools for the robots, along with programming and control panels to communicate with the finishing line.


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Construction Begins on New Toyota Assembly Line

January 23, 2014

GEORGETOWN, KY—Construction has begun on a new assembly line here for the first U.S.-produced Lexus. Toyota is investing $360 million in the line, which is expected to create 750 new jobs.


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Ford Welcomes 1,000 New Hires in KC, Will Add 175 More

January 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO—Ford began welcoming nearly 1,000 new employees at its assembly plant here to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit van, which goes on sale in the United States this summer. The company will hire an additional 175 employees over the next three months.


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Defense Contractor to Recall Assemblers

January 22, 2014

SOUTH BEND, IN—Defense contractor AM General will begin recalling approximately 200 employees for its assembly plant here in early February to meet a big order for Humvees.


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Toyota Supplier to Boost Capital Spending

January 21, 2014

TROY, MI—Toyoda Gosei Co., a supplier to Toyota Motor Corp., plans to increase capital spending next fiscal year as carmakers roll out new models. The company expects capital spending to grow 12 percent to $418 million in the 12 months ending March 2014.


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Denso to Add 130 Jobs at Tennessee Assembly Plant

January 21, 2014

ATHENS, TN—Denso is investing another $55 million and adding more than 130 new manufacturing jobs at its assembly plant here to boost production of fuel injectors.


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UAW: VW Plant Will Be Union Shop by June

January 20, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, TN—UAW chief Bob King has told a German newspaper he believes the union will be in Volkswagen’s assembly plant here by June.


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Automotive Supplier Hiring 190 People

January 17, 2014

WEST POINT, GA—The Georgia Department of Labor has begun the process of filling 190 jobs at automotive seat manufacturer Hyundai Dymos over the next few months.


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VW to Spend $7 Billion on New North American Assembly Plant

January 16, 2014

DETROIT—Volkswagen intends to build a new North American factory as part of plans to invest $7 billion in the continent over five years to lift annual sales from 600,000 to 1 million.


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