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Tenneco Building Indiana Assembly Plant

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN—Auto parts supplier Tenneco Inc. has begun constructing a new assembly plant here. The company anticipates having about 250 workers by 2017.

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Source: Nevada Wins Tesla Assembly Plant

RENO, NV—Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of less expensive electric cars. Four other states—California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico—were vying for the project and the estimated 6,500 jobs it will bring.

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Magna Building Tennessee Assembly Plant

SPRING HILL, TN—Magna International Inc. has started construction on a new, state-of-the-art assembly plant here to make seat assemblies for GM. The new facility is expected to employ approximately 75 people when it begins production next year.

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New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

Lightweighting trend drives engineers on quest to join dissimilar materials.

If it rolls, floats or flies, light weight is always good. Just ask anyone who’s ever been in a Pinewood Derby competition.

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Factory

MALTA, NY—General Electric has opened a new fuel cell manufacturing facility here.

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Harness-design software speeds racecar construction

Every summer since 1998, teams of college students from around the world have come to the United Kingdom to participate in the international Formula Student (FS) racing competition.

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GM to Invest $185 million to Make Small Engines in Tennessee

SPRING HILL, TN—GM is planning to invest $185 million to produce small gas engines at its assembly plant here. The new engine will be used in 27 models across five of brands by 2017.

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Kia to Build Mexican Assembly Plant

MEXICO CITY—South Korean carmaker Kia is planning to build a $1 billion assembly plant in Mexico.

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Recycled Tires Could See New Life in Lithium-Ion Batteries

OAK RIDGE, TN—Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind turbines and solar panels, say researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Ford to Invest $129 Million in Louisville Assembly Plant

LOUISVILLE, KY—Ford will invest $129 million in its assembly plant here to fast track the production of the 2015 Lincon MKC. The carmaker will also be hiring 300 new employees.

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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.


Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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