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Manufacturing headlines from across the country and around the world.


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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Medical Device Manufacturer Coming to Tennessee

April 16, 2014

JACKSON, TN—Medical device manufacturer Orchid Orthopedic will invest $976,000 in a new assembly plant here, creating 25 new jobs.

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Mississippi to Get Furniture Assembly Plant

April 16, 2014

SMITHVILLE, MS—Behold Home Inc. will locate a new assembly plant here, creating 80 jobs over three years.

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UAW Membership Grew by 2 Percent

April 15, 2014

DETROIT—The UAW’s total membership grew by 8,902 in 2013, as the automotive industry rebounded and the union logged some organizing victories that helped it reach a total of 391,415 members. While the increase is a modest 2 percent gain, it is the fourth consecutive year of membership gains for the UAW at a time when labor union membership continues to decline nationally.

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Mack Trucks to Hire 100

April 15, 2014

LOWER MACUNGIE, PA—Mack Trucks will hire 100 workers for its assembly plant here.

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Bosch Pneumatics Is Now Aventics

April 15, 2014

LEXINGTON, KY—The former pneumatics business unit of Bosch Rexroth Corp. is now a standalone company operating under the name Aventics. The company’s U.S. headquarters will remain in Lexington, while its global headquarters will be in Laatzen, Germany.

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GM Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition Switch Recall

April 14, 2014

DETROIT—GM has suspended two engineers with pay for their part in the company’s long failure to recall Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars equipped with a defective ignition switch linked to 13 deaths.

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Delphi Invests $15 Million in Mississippi Assembly Plant

April 14, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, MS—Delphi Automotive is investing $15 million to upgrade its assembly plant here. The project will include new equipment and other improvements.

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Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line Takes Shape

April 14, 2014

MOBILE, AL—One year after the ground breaking ceremony for Airbus’ first U.S. assembly plant, the assembly line is making good progress. The main buildings are taking shape, and the first employees have started their on-the-job training in Hamburg, Germany.

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NLRB Hears Complaint About Unionization Efforts at Mercedes Assembly Plant

April 11, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL—A worker’s complaint about not being able to pass out pro-union literature and union authorization cards near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant here was considered this week during a three-day hearing conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

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