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GM to Invest $185 million to Make Small Engines in Tennessee

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SPRING HILL, TN—GM is planning to invest $185 million to produce small gas engines at its assembly plant here. The new engine will be used in 27 models across five of brands by 2017.


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Kia to Build Mexican Assembly Plant

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MEXICO CITY—South Korean carmaker Kia is planning to build a $1 billion assembly plant in Mexico.


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Recycled Tires Could See New Life in Lithium-Ion Batteries

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OAK RIDGE, TN—Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind turbines and solar panels, say researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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Ford to Invest $129 Million in Louisville Assembly Plant

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LOUISVILLE, KY—Ford will invest $129 million in its assembly plant here to fast track the production of the 2015 Lincon MKC. The carmaker will also be hiring 300 new employees.


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China to Invest $16 Billion in Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

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BEIJING—China is planning to invest $16 billion to build more charging facilities for electric vehicles. The country is trying to stem air pollution by boosting the use of electric vehicles.


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China Fines Japanese Auto Suppliers for Price Fixing

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BEIJING—China has imposed fine of $202 million on 12 Japanese car parts makers for allegedly price-fixing. The ruling came after Chinese regulators raided several foreign companies, including Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo Electric, Audi, BMW, Daimler and General Motors.


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Toyota to Invest $100 Million in Indiana Assembly Plant

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PRINCETON, IN—Toyota plans to invest $100 million to expand its assembly plant here, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2016.


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Lockout Continues at Ohio Automotive Supplier

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LEBANON, OH—The lockout of 174 workers at automotive supplier Hayashi Telempu’s assembly plant here will enter its 11th week on Monday.


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VW Develops Automated Process for Molding Body Parts

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WOLFSBURG, Germany—Volkswagen has developed a new, automated process for mass-producing finished thermoplastic exterior car body parts. The technology combines injection molding, physical foaming, and two-component polyurethane injection molding in one complex tool.


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RV Manufacturer to Expand Indiana Assembly Plant

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MIDDLEBURY, IN—Recreational vehicle manufacturer Jayco Corp. is planning to add 206,000 square feet to its assembly plant here and add up to 50 jobs by the end of next year.


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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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CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

10/13/14
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
United States
Contact: Mary Beck

ACMA and SAMPE, the two leading composites and advanced materials industry organizations, have joined forced to create CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

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Lightweight Vehicles Conference

10/29/14
http://www.lightweightvehiclesconference.com/
Cologne
Germany

For the automotive industry, engineered plastics are fast becoming the future. While new laws are being created to reduce emissions and fuel prices are rising, predictions suggest that by 2020 plastics will comprise 18 percent of the average vehicle's weight.

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Automotive Plastics Conference & Exhibit "Plastics-in-Motion"

6/1/15
Adoba Hotel
600 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI
United States

Industry leaders will convene at “Plastics-in-Motion” to explore new opportunities in the use of plastics in the automotive industry.

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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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