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Autoworker Sues Security Firm

February 21, 2012

TOLEDO, OH—An employee wounded in a 2005 shooting at a Jeep assembly plant here has filed a lawsuit against the plant’s security company and the gunman’s estate.


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GM Posts Biggest Profit in Company History

February 17, 2012

DETROIT—Just two years after it was rescued and reconstituted through bankruptcy and a government bailout, GM has posted the biggest profit in its history.


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Learning About Manufacturing Can Be Fun

February 16, 2012

Chrysler is using slot cars to teach its employees about lean manufacturing.


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Autoworker Arrested for DUI Says He Was Drinking “All Day” at Assembly Plant

February 15, 2012
BELVIDERE, IL—A 41-year-old autoworker who was arrested for drunk driving Saturday told police that he’d been drinking alcohol all day while working at the Chrysler assembly plant here.
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ZF to Expand Alabama Assembly Plant

February 13, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL—Auto parts maker ZF is investing $14.6 million to expand its assembly plant here, creating 85 new jobs.

 


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Toyota to Put $400 Million Into Indiana Assembly Plant

February 10, 2012

PRINCETON, IN—Toyota plans to invest $400 million and create 400 jobs at its assembly plant here to build the Highlander SUV hybrid, ending all production of that model in Japan.


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GE Wins Grant to Boost Efficiency of Electric Cars

February 9, 2012

FAIRFIELD, CT—GE has received a $1.36 million federal grant to improve the efficiency of electric cars.


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VW Assembly Plant Earns LEED Platinum Certification

February 9, 2012

CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen’s assembly plant here has become the first automotive manufacturing facility to earn LEED Platinum certification.


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Toyota to Add Shift at Mississippi Assembly Plant

February 8, 2012

BLUE SPRINGS, MS—Toyota Motor Corp. is adding a second shift at its assembly plant here. The extra shift will boost annual production capacity at the plant to 150,000 units and employment to 2,000 workers.


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Auto Supplier to Open Georgia Assembly Plant, Hire 320

February 6, 2012

PENDERGRASS, GA—Toyota Industries Corp. will open a $350 million assembly plant here, creating 320 jobs.


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