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Hyundai Considers Second US Assembly Plant

SEOUL, Korea—Hyundai Motor Co. is considering setting up a second plant in the United States in an effort to boost production of full-size vehicles in line with rising demand. The new factory, set to be built near the carmaker’s current Alabama plant, would have an annual production capacity of 300,000 units.


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Nine Automotive Assembly Plants Lauded for Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON—Nine automotive assembly plants are among 70 US manufacturing facilities that have achieved Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these 70 factories cut their energy bills by $725 million and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons.


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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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Industry

Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit

4/14/15
Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel
1500 Town Center Southfield
DETROIT, MI
United States
Contact: Rebecca Drake

Demonstrating the very latest OEM case studies and technical advances being applied to reduce the costs and cycle times of mixed material joining and forming to enable the implementation of lightweight materials in high volume vehicle production.

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Industry

Mid-Atlantic Design-2-Part Show

4/22/15
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
1601 Egypt Road
Phoenixville, PA
United States

The Mid-Atlantic Design-2-Part Show features hundreds of American job shops and contract manufacturing experts showcasing their skills for producing custom and stock parts, components, design, prototypes, assemblies, and much more. Meet face-to-face with regional and national suppliers and get the answers you need on the spot. Improve your quality, shorten delivery times, and reduce costs in just a few hours.

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Industry

Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show

5/6/15
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, CT
United States

The Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show features hundreds of American job shops and contract manufacturing experts showcasing their skills for producing custom and stock parts, components, design, prototypes, assemblies, and much more. Meet face-to-face with regional and national suppliers and get the answers you need on the spot. Improve your quality, shorten delivery times, and reduce costs in just a few hours.

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Industry

Northern California Design-2-Part Show

5/20/15
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA
United States

The Northern California Design-2-Part Show features hundreds of American job shops and contract manufacturing experts showcasing their skills for producing custom and stock parts, components, design, prototypes, assemblies, and much more. Meet face-to-face with regional and national suppliers and get the answers you need on the spot. Improve your quality, shorten delivery times, and reduce costs in just a few hours.

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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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Industry

Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show

6/10/15
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show features hundreds of American job shops and contract manufacturing experts showcasing their skills for producing custom and stock parts, components, design, prototypes, assemblies, and much more. Meet face-to-face with regional and national suppliers and get the answers you need on the spot. Improve your quality, shorten delivery times, and reduce costs in just a few hours.

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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.

Podcasts

 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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2015 March

The 2015 March Assembly includes our cover story on Ford's Aluminum Wonder Truck plus much more. Check it out today!

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