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New Radiator Tank Molded From Plant-Derived Resin

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KARIYA, Japan―Denso Corp. has developed a new, more efficient radiator that is 40 percent smaller and lighter than previous models. The radiator’s tank is molded from a plant-derived resin.


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Automotive Supplier Denso to Hire 20 Techs

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MARYVILLE, TN—Tier one automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. is hiring more than 20 technicians for electrical assembly, robotics, maintenance and other departments.


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UAW, GM Avert Strike at Indiana Assembly Plant

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FORT WAYNE, IN—GM and the UAW approved a new contract Sunday, avoiding a strike that would have shut down the automaker’s assembly plant.


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CODA Begins Assembling Electric Cars in California

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BENICIA, CA—CODA Automotive’s assembly plant here has begun production of an all-electric sedan.


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GM, Peugeot Form Alliance

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DETROIT—GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen have formed a long-term and broad-scale global strategic alliance, which the two companies hope will leverage the strengths and capabilities and contribute to their profitability.


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Rehabbed Factory to Assemble Police Cars

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CONNERSVILLE, IN—Carbon Motors Corp., a startup manufacturer of law-enforcement vehicles, is refurbishing an idled brownfield site here, turning it into a modern, efficient and environmentally responsible assembly plant.


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Senior Workers at Ford Get Temporary Layoff to Train New Ones

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WAYNE, MI—Ford is offering temporary layoffs to senior workers at its Michigan Assembly Plant here to allow newer workers to train. The move will allow new workers to train on the line for several weeks before the plant adds a third shift in May.


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Analysts: Auto Bailout Was a Success

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DETROIT—The U.S. auto industry could have gone belly-up if Washington had not rescued GM and Chrysler in 2009, analysts say.


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Trailer Assembly Plant Expands

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DELHI, ON—Titan Trailers is adding 32,000 square feet to its assembly plant here.


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Volvo Trucks Assembly Plant Certified as Energy Efficient

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DUBLIN, VA—Volvo Trucks’ assembly plant here is the first U.S. manufacturing facility to be certified to the ISO 50001 standards for energy efficiency.


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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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