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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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GM Becomes World’s No. 2 Automaker

January 16, 2014

DETROIT—General Motors sold 9.71 million cars and trucks worldwide last year, not enough to beat out Toyota for the global sales crown but good enough for second place.


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Wind Turbines to Power Honda Assembly Plant

January 15, 2014

RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Honda will begin operating two new wind turbines at its transmission assembly plant here. The turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.


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Harley Factory Named “Best Plant”

January 14, 2014

YORK, PA—Harley-Davidson’s motorcycle assembly plant here was named among Industry Week magazine’s “Best Plants” of 2013.


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Dust Collectors Breathe New Life Into Volvo’s Robotic Welding Cells

January 8, 2014

Dublin, VA, is well known for being named after Ireland’s most famous city. But it is best known as home to the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the world.


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Threaded Rivets Keep New Product Made in the USA

January 8, 2014

Threaded rivet plays pivotal role for Invis-A-Rack folding cargo rack for pickup trucks.


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Lockbolts: An Alternative to Welding

January 8, 2014

Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.


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Laser Systems Sharpen Product Quality for Chinese Tier 1

January 7, 2014

China’s auto industry is booming, and one company faced with the challenge of keeping up is Yanfeng Visteon Nanjing Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. Founded in 2010, Yanfeng Visteon develops and manufactures a wide range of interior trim components, including dashboards, cockpit systems and consoles.


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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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