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U.S. VW Plant to Add 800 Jobs

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen plans to hire 800 more workers at its assembly plant here by year’s end, boosting the workforce to 3,500.

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Maylasian Automaker Invests $9.7 Million in Robotic Assembly

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GURUN, Malaysia—Naza Automotive has invested $9.7 million in a new robotic assembly line at its factory here.

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GM Recalls Workers to Tennessee

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SPRING HILL, TN—GM has begun recalling laid-off and relocated union workers to staff its still idling assembly plant here. The plant will restart April 2.

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Korean Automotive Supplier to Build $200 Million U.S. Assembly Plant

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MERIWETHER, GA—Tier 1 automotive supplier Mando Corp. is investing $200 million to build a new assembly plant here. Expected to employ 426, the facility will make electric power steering gears and anti-lock brakes.

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New $50 Million Assembly Plant to Employ 210

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MONTGOMERY, AL—Automotive supplier DAS North America is investing $50 million to build an assembly plant here to supply seat parts for Hyundai and Kia. The facility will employ 210 people.

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$15 Million Assembly Plant Coming to Georgia

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DUBLIN, GA—Dinex Group, a manufacturer of automotive emissions control and exhaust systems , will create 250 jobs and invest $15 million to build a new assembly plant here.

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Ford Workers Take Early Retirement

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DETROIT—About 1,700 Ford factory workers have decided to take early retirement offers and will leave the company by June 1. The automaker will bring back about 250 laid-off employees and hire some replacements at lower wages.

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Automotive Supplier to Add 250 Jobs

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DURHAM, NC—AW North Carolina, which assembles automatic transmissions for Toyota, is planning to increase production at its plant here. The company plans to add up to 250 new jobs and $14 million in new equipment.

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VW to Spend $40 Million to Build Tennessee Warehouse

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—VW will invest $40 million to build a 400,000-square-foot warehouse in Roane County, TN, to distribute auto parts. The facility will employ up to 45 people by 2016.

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GM, NASA Develop Robotic Glove

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HOUSTON—GM and NASA are jointly developing a robotic glove that auto workers and astronauts can wear to help do their jobs better while reducing the risk of repetitive stress injuries.

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