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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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VW Plant’s Hail Net Gets Early Test

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—A new hail net under construction at Volkswagen’s assembly plant here got an early test Friday when golf ball-sized hail pounded the facilty. The hail net is approximately 40 percent complete and protected some of the vehicles.


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Chrysler Fires Four for Allegedly Drinking on the Job

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WINDSOR, ON—Chrysler has fired four hourly employees at its assembly plant here for allegedly drinking alcohol while on the job.


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Union, GM Agree on Contract for KC Assembly Plant

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KANSAS CITY, KS—Union workers at the General Motor’s Fairfax Assembly Plant approved a new local contract, averting a potential strike.


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Toyota to Boost Transmission Production in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, NY—The Toyota assembly plant here will increase production of transmissions and add some 80 new jobs.


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VW Erects ‘Hail Net’

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen is putting up a fabric “hail net” to protect newly assembled vehicles its assembly plant here.


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GM May Acquire Stake in Peugeot

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DETROIT—GM is in talks to buy out 5 percent of France’s biggest carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen.


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Assembly in Action: Servomotors Increase Coating Machine Accuracy, Throughput

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In 2009, the conformal coating company SCH Technologies and specialist automation designers SMS Machines & Auto-mation Ltd. formed Advanced Coating Robotics (ACR).


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Five Ways to Revive U.S. Manufacturing

By John Sprovieri
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A major new report from the Council on Competitiveness provides a multipoint plan to reignite American manufacturing.


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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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