- SPECIAL REPORTS
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.
From brake shoes to smart phones, acrylic adhesive tapes are finding use in a growing number of applications.
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.
MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls and German research institute Fraunhofer Gesellschaft are working together to develop next-generation cooling systems for vehicle batteries.
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.
CHATTANOOGA, TN—The UAW withdrew its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen’s assembly plant here.
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.
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.
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.
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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