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Lean Guru Rethinks Mass Production

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DETROIT—It’s a basic tenet of mass production: Making things in batches is the most efficient way to manufacture anything. So why, then, is lean manufacturing evangelist Ted Duclos arguing that America can revitalize its manufacturing base by making things one at a time?


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WARREN, MI—Chrysler Group will invest $63 million to expand production capacity at its stamping plant here.


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Sun Helps Power Cooper Mini Assembly Plant

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OXFORD, UK—BMW has installed 11,500 solar panels on the roof its Mini assembly plant here. The panels will generate enough electricity to power 850 UK households.


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GM Names New VP of North American Manufacturing

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DETROIT—General Motors has appointed Cathy Clegg, a 31-year veteran of the company, to take over as vice president of North American manufacturing as it focuses on improving the production launches of new vehicles in the wake of a record number of recalls.


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Avatars Do Heavy Lifting at Ford Assembly Plant

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DEARBORN, MI—Engineers at Ford Motor Co. have created virtual representations of employees— called “avatars”—to assess whether articulating arms and other ergonomic aids could help with assembly.


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Researchers Develop New Ultrastiff, Ultralight Material

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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new ultrastiff, ultralight material. Based on repeating microscopic units, the material has record-breaking stiffness at low density.


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Auto Parts Maker to Build Tennessee Assembly Plant

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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