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Green Energy Initiatives Drive GM Orion

July 18, 2014

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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VW to Assemble Midsize SUV in Tennessee

July 15, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen is set to commence production of the new midsize SUV at its assembly plant here. The company plans to invest around $900 million in the production of seven-passenger SUV, a move which will create 2,000 jobs.


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Automotive Supplier to Add 140 Jobs in Michigan

July 14, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Automotive supplier Hirotec America will build a new $26 million assembly plant here, add 140 jobs.


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Toyota Hiring at WV Assembly Plant

July 11, 2014

BUFFALO, WV—Human resource company Manpower is seeking to fill jobs at Toyota’s assembly plant here.


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Auto Industry Shatters Recall Record

July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON—With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.


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VW to Cut Electricity, Water Usage at India Assembly Plant

July 10, 2014

PUNE, India—Volkswagen plans to reduce energy consumption at its assembly plant here by 436 megawatt hours per year by equipping the assembly line with high-volume, low-speed fans. The carmaker also aims to reduce water usage at the facility by 1,636 cubic meters annually.


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Scrapped Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers Double as Bat Boxes

July 9, 2014

JACKSON, MI—More than 2,000 bats could have a new home at Consumers Energy hydro power plants thanks to collaboration between the utility, General Motors and a Boy Scout from Clarkston, MI. Using scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers donated by GM, 16-year-old Matthew Netherland and some helpers built 30 bat boxes in a few months.


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Detroit Three to Shorten Summer Shutdowns

July 8, 2014

DETROIT—Brisk sales of pickups and SUVs are causing the Detroit Three automakers to eliminate or shorten their traditional two-week summer shutdown at many U.S. plants.


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Mexico Passing Brazil as Top Latin American Carmaker

July 8, 2014

MEXICO CITY—Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade, as surging exports to the United States spur factory openings and record output.


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Supplier Strikes Stop Production at GM’s South African Assembly Plant

July 7, 2014

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—GM has suspended production at its assembly plant here due to strikes at component suppliers.


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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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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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