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What's Behind the Epidemic of Automotive Recalls?

May 1, 2014

Massive recalls are fast becoming the norm in the auto industry.


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Kansas City Scores Another New Assembly Plant

April 30, 2014

RIVERSIDE, MO—Tier 1 automotive supplier Martinrea International will open a new assembly plant here to supply components for General Motors, creating as many as 290 new jobs.


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3D Printing Used to Make Vehicle Chassis

April 30, 2014

BERLIN—German engineering firm EDAG has produced a full-sized vehicle chassis using 3D printing.


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Rivets Are Essential to Range Rover Assembly

April 29, 2014

SOLIHULL, UK—The humble rivet. That’s what Demos Hoursoglou, Jaguar Land Rover’s body-in-white manufacturing manager here, puts near the top of his list of worries about assembling the aluminum body of the Range Rover. The 2014 Range Rover body uses 17 types of rivets, 3,722 per vehicle. If one jams in a gun or is inserted incorrectly, production stops.


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Toyota Shifts Engineering Jobs From Kentucky to Michigan

April 29, 2014

YORK TOWNSHIP, MI—Toyota is moving approximately 250 engineering jobs from Erlanger, KY, to its technical center here.


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First Electric Buses Roll Off California Assembly Line

April 29, 2014

LANCASTER, CA—The first electric buses have rolled out of BYD Motors’ assembly plant here. The factory, which has about 60 employees, hopes to increase its workforce and have the capacity to produce 1,000 buses a year within two decades.


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Tier 1 Supplier Opens Tennessee Assembly Plant

April 28, 2014

LEWISBURG, TN—Meiwa Industry Co. has opened a $6.1 million assembly plant here, its first North American factory. The facility, which makes automotive interior parts, is expected to create more than 100 jobs.


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Nissan Testing New Hydrophobic Paint

April 25, 2014

TOKYO—Nissan has commenced testing of a new super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology, the Ultra-Ever Dry, which would enable a car to automatically clean itself.


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Navistar to Increase Production

April 25, 2014

LISLE, IL—Navistar International is increasing production rates at its heavy truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, and its bus assembly plant in Tulsa, OK.


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Chrysler Assembly Plant Rewarded for Energy Efficiency

April 24, 2014

BELVIDERE, IL— Chrysler’s assembly plant here has received a $1.3 million rebate from the local natural gas provider as a result of implementing three gas-saving projects.


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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.

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