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Tesla Asks Michigan Suppliers to Lobby Against Car Sales Bill

DETROIT—Tesla Motors Inc. is asking its Michigan-based suppliers to pressure the state’s governor to veto a bill that would bar the California automaker from direct sales to customers in the state. Tesla will procure $170 million in parts and services from suppliers in the state in 2014.


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More GM Plants Earn Landfill-Free Status

OSHAWA, ON—Another 11 General Motors facilities worldwide, including the automaker’s assembly plant in Ingersoll, ON, have achieved landfill-free status. All totaled, GM runs 122 landfill-free manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities around the world.


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Jaguar Land Rover Considers U.S. Assembly Plant

LONDON—Jaguar Land Rover is thinking about setting up a factory in the United States, a first for a British carmaker. The luxury carmaker is reportedly talking to several southern states, including South Carolina, about building a plant in the United States.


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GM to Invest $37 Million in Michigan Assembly Plant

DELTA TOWNSHIP, MI—General Motors Co. plans to add nearly 210,000 square feet to its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant as part of a $37 million expansion project.


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Integrator Delivers Assembly System for ABS Modules

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has shipped a custom assembly and test system to a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machine will assemble and test ABS brake control modules.


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Ford to Add 850 Jobs

DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. will add 850 new factory jobs at its factories here to support the upcoming launch of its all-new aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup truck.


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Worker Killed at Kia Assembly Plant

WEST POINT, GA—A worker at Kia Motors’ assembly plant here was killed Oct. 7 after heavy materials fell on him in the stamping department.


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Toyoda Gosei Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

WASHINGTON—Japanese automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has pleaded guilty to price-fixing and has agreed to pay $26 million in fines. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found out that the company fixed the price of automotive hoses, air bags and steering wheels that were sold to Subaru and Toyota Motors.


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UAW Local in Indiana Ratifies Lear Contract Ending Two-Tier Wages

HAMMOND, IN—UAW-represented employees at Lear Corp.’s seat assembly plant here have ratified a new contract ending a wage structure that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues.


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UAW Forms Local to Represent U.S. Mercedes Assembly Plant

VANCE, AL—The UAW has formed a new chapter—UAW Local 112—to represent workers at the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant here.


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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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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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