When General Motors opened the Detroit Transmission plant in Livonia, MI, in 1949, the 1.5-million-square-foot facility sym-bolized the resounding success of the most popular component in American automobiles—the Hydra-Matic Drive transmis-sion.
KANSAS CITY, MO—A suspect has been arrested for shooting and killing a worker outside Ford’s assembly plant here early on Aug. 11. Brandon G. Nunnally, 26, was shot in the parking lot outside the facility at around 4:07 am, after just having gotten off his shift.
SPRINGFIELD, MO—Regal Beloit’s electric motor assembly plant here has operated more than 1,000,000 hours without a lost-time injury. It’s the first time in the 42 year history of the plant that this milestone has been achieved.
DHAKA, Bangladesh—In the latest blow to Bangladesh’s garment industry, seven workers died Saturday after a fire swept through a factory here not long after seamstresses had returned from a lunch break. Workers said supervisors had locked one of the factory exits, forcing some people to jump out of windows to save their lives.