CENTREVILLE, AL—German automotive supplier MollerTech will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art assembly plant here. The factory, which will make interior parts for Mercedes-Benz SUVs, is expected to employ 222 people. MORE
DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler says an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant here has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. Although health officials has not determined where the employee may have come in contact with bacteria that cause the disease, the automaker is testing water sources at the plant “out of an abundance of caution.” MORE
SPRING HILL, TN—General Motors plans to add 650 jobs at its assembly plant here. The company will be adding a third shift, which is expected to begin in January 2017. Staffing details are still being finalized, but the company will begin filling the positions this quarter.
HOLLAND, MI—Coastal Automotive LLC plans to hire 110 workers for a recently acquired $6.5 million manufacturing facility here. The company makes high-tech foam-based products that improve safety and block sound vibration in cars.
TORONTO—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Canadian workers on Sunday voted in favor of a new four-year contract with the automaker that includes $12,000 in bonuses over the next four years and includes a commitment from the automaker to revamp the paint shop at the company’s assembly plant in Brampton, ON.
TUSCALOOSA, AL—Mercedes-Benz US-International is in violation of federal labor law for prohibiting employees from organizing inside its assembly plant here when they are off the clock, an appeals court ruled on Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a 2014 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that Mercedes employees are free to solicit other employees to join the UAW Local 112 on the plant site.
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