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Auto Industry Gets Serious About Lighter Materials

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DEARBORN, MI—Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car. While hybrids and electrics may grab the headlines, the real frontier in fuel economy is the switch to lighter materials.


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Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation of Assembly Plant

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GREENSBURG, IN—A bomb threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at an auto parts assembly plant here drew the attention of police and fire crews Friday afternoon.


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Automotive Supplier to Spend $8 Million to Expand Michigan HQ

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TROY, MI—Automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei North America Corp. will invest $7.9 million to expand its headquarters here. The expansion will create 51 jobs.


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Automotive Supplier Exec Indicted for Price Fixing

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DETROIT—A federal grand jury has indicted a former top-tier global sales executive at Takata Corp. on a charge of participating in a conspiracy to fix the prices for seat belts, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.


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Systems Integrator Producing Assembly System for Steering Components

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EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The systems will produce steering assemblies.


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U.S. Auto Sales Hit Nine-Year High in May

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DETROIT—Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks—and five sunny weekends—pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.


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To Improve Your Designs, Listen to the Voice of the Customer

By John Sprovieri
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The late novelist John Le Carré once said, “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” As it turns out, what was good advice for spies is equally good for manufacturing and design engineers.


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Nissan to Add 500 Jobs

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CANTON, MS—Nissan will add 500 new jobs at its assembly plant here to produce the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover later this fall.


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Autoliv to Pay $65 Million to Settle Price-Fixing Suit

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DETROIT—Autoliv Inc. has agreed to pay $65 million to various groups of plaintiffs in a massive civil lawsuit over global automotive supplier price-fixing, making it the fourth company to do so in the past year.


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UAW to Raise Dues

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DETROIT—The United Auto Workers union wants to boost dues by 25 percent to rebuild its strike fund before entering into contractor negotiations next year.


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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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