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Auto Parts Maker to Build Tennessee Assembly Plant

June 23, 2014

JACKSON, TN—Auto parts maker Pacific Industries is building a new assembly plant here, which is expected to create 190 new jobs over its first five years.


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Mack to Spend $26 Million to Renovate PA Assembly Plant

June 20, 2014

MACUNGIE, PA—Mack Trucks will invest $26 million to renovate its assembly plant here.


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Toyota’s Ontario Assembly Plant Tops in Manufacturing Quality

June 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, ON—Toyota’s assembly plant here has received the top spot in J.D. Power’s annual manufacturing quality rankings.


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Ford Cuts Global Water Usage by 30 Percent

June 19, 2014

DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. reduced per vehicle water use last year by 30 percent globally from a 2009 baseline, reaching its goal two years ahead of schedule. Plans are under way to further cut water use by another 2 percent this year and to set new long-term goals.


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Auto Parts Supplier Locks Out Workers

June 18, 2014

LEBANON, OH—Auto parts manufacturer Hayashi Telempu North America has locked out some 200 unionized workers at its assembly plant here.


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Auto Parts Supplier to Invest $23.6 Million in Tennessee Assembly Plant

June 13, 2014

LEBANON, TN—Auto parts manufacturer Southtec will invest $23.6 million to expand assembly plant here.


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Solar Panels Help Power Toyota Assembly Plant

June 12, 2014

ALTONA, Australia—Toyota has installed a 500-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the roof of its assembly plant here. The 2,000-panel system will provide approximately 10 percent of the factory’s energy needs.


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Infiniti Starts Operations at Tennessee Assembly Plant

June 12, 2014

DECHERD, TN—Luxury automaker Infiniti will start operations at its new $319 million powertrain assembly plant here.


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Auto Industry Gets Serious About Lighter Materials

June 11, 2014

DEARBORN, MI—Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car. While hybrids and electrics may grab the headlines, the real frontier in fuel economy is the switch to lighter materials.


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Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation of Assembly Plant

June 11, 2014

GREENSBURG, IN—A bomb threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at an auto parts assembly plant here drew the attention of police and fire crews Friday afternoon.


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