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Chrysler Assembly Plant Rewarded for Energy Efficiency

April 24, 2014

BELVIDERE, IL— Chrysler’s assembly plant here has received a $1.3 million rebate from the local natural gas provider as a result of implementing three gas-saving projects.


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Adhesive Bonding

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes Can Speed Assembly in Multiple Industries

April 23, 2014

From brake shoes to smart phones, acrylic adhesive tapes are finding use in a growing number of applications.


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GM Seeks Court Protection From Lawsuits

April 23, 2014

DETROIT—GM has urged a local court to offer protection from certain lawsuits being filed against the company over a recall related to faulty ignition switches.


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Johnson Controls, Fraunhofer to Develop Cooling Systems for Batteries

April 23, 2014

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls and German research institute Fraunhofer Gesellschaft are working together to develop next-generation cooling systems for vehicle batteries.


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Automotive Supplier Expands in Carolina

April 23, 2014

FLETCHER, NC—Automotive supplier Continental opened an 88,000-square-foot expansion of its assembly plant here. The $35 million investment will create approximately 40 new jobs. 


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UAW Withdraws Appeal of VW Vote

April 22, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, TN—The UAW withdrew its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen’s assembly plant here.


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Auto Parts Supplier to Build Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

April 21, 2014

CHAMBERSBURG, PA—Auto parts manufacturer Torcomp LLC will break ground here later this month on a $9 million assembly plant, its first U.S. facility.


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Automotive Suppler Opens New Assembly Plant in Kentucky

April 18, 2014

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY—Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. has officially opened its new, $29 million assembly plant here, which will make parts for Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and other OEMs.


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Fire Leads to Evacuation of Mack Truck Assembly Plant

April 17, 2014

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA—Mack Trucks assembly plant here was evacuated Tuesday after a newly assembled truck caught fire at a test and inspection station.


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Nissan Settles Charge of Unfair Labor Practices

April 16, 2014

CANTON, MS—Nissan Motor Co. has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant here. The charge focused on a dispute over when Willard “Chip” Wells, a UAW supporter, could hand out union literature at the facility.


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IMAGE GALLERIES

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.

EVENTS

International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding

4/28/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)

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Measure Up for Success

5/6/14
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Mississauga
Canada

The conference, held May 6-8 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, promises attendees the opportunity to connect with peers, participate in valuable learning experiences and bring home proven process-excellence solutions.

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Aluminum Conference

5/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

 The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will feature a distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts who will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. This conference also provides several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, as well as to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry. 

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Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Congress 2014

5/28/14
Detroit, MI
United States

The Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Congress 2014, taking place in Detroit on May 28-29, is the first congress to specifically focus on how OEMs are deciding on joining methods and how welding, bonding and riveting technologies are being cost effectively implemented to economically, rapidly and consistently join high strength steel, aluminium and carbon fiber composites in high volume vehicle manufacturing.

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The Big M

6/9/14
COBO Center
Detroit, MI
United States

Thousands of professionals from Michigan and the Great Lakes states will gather at an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing 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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