- SPECIAL REPORTS
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.
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.
Chrysler is using slot cars to teach its employees about lean manufacturing.
TUSCALOOSA, AL—Auto parts maker ZF is investing $14.6 million to expand its assembly plant here, creating 85 new jobs.
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.
FAIRFIELD, CT—GE has received a $1.36 million federal grant to improve the efficiency of electric cars.
CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen’s assembly plant here has become the first automotive manufacturing facility to earn LEED Platinum certification.
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.
PENDERGRASS, GA—Toyota Industries Corp. will open a $350 million assembly plant here, creating 320 jobs.
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