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Green Energy Initiatives Drive GM Orion

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The General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant sits in the shadow of a large landfill. But, the 4-million-square foot factory, which is home to the Chevrolet Sonic and the Buick Verano, uses that to its advantage. The plant derives a significant portion of its power from landfill gas.


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Ergonomics and Fastening Tools Go Hand in Hand

Engineers must consider more than just design factors.
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Assemblers in many different industries depend on all sorts of pneumatic, DC electric and battery powered tools for a wide variety of fastening applications. Unfortunately, the devices are also the source of countless ergonomic headaches for manufacturing engineers.


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GM Rethinks Line-Side Parts Delivery

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Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.


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A New Era at General Motors

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Mary Barra is the first engineer to take the helm at GM in several decades.


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GM Engine Assemblers Use Smart Bolts

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TONAWANDA, NY—General Motors is using smart bolts equipped with RFID tags to build its new line of Gen 5 six- and eight-cylinder engines. Each bolt can store 5 kilobytes of data.


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No More ‘Government Motors’

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DETROIT—The Treasury Department will sell its remaining stake in General Motors in the next year or so, winding down a $50 billion bailout that saved the iconic American car giant but also set off a heated debate about government intervention in private business.


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A Down-to-Earth Ergonomic Solution

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Engineers from GM and NASA have developed a new glove that can reduce the risk of repetitive stress injury.


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100 Years of Chevrolet Assembly Lines

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This week marks the centennial of Chevrolet. More than 209 million cars and trucks sporting the famous bowtie logo have rolled down GM’s assembly lines during the past century.
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Inside GM's New Battery Plant

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A plain-looking warehouse near Detroit is being transformed into a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery assembly plant. General Motors Co. (GM) is investing $43 million in the facility to mass-produce battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt and other extended-range electric vehicles. When the 160,000-square-foot facility opens next year, it will be the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. operated by a major automaker.
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GM Centennial: 100 Years of Manufacturing Milestones

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A timeline of key engineering and manufacturing milestones from GM's first century.
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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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