In September, Toyota announced that it will invest $391 million in its truck assembly plant in San Antonio. Hyundai announced that it is investing nearly $300 million in its factory in Montgomery, AL. Brake manufacturer Bendix Spicer began construction on a $65 million expansion of its assembly plant Bowling Green, KY. And, automotive supplier Hirotec Group said it will invest $48 million to build a new assembly plant in Fayetteville, TN.
Increasing demand for smart devices and embedded intelligence is driving manufacturers in a variety of industries to invest in new production tools and technologies. Additive manufacturing, advanced sensors, augmented reality, cloud-based computing, collaborative robots and digital twins are just a few of the many trends transforming factory floors today.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, recently announced that the company broke its all-time record for trailer production in 2019.
ULM, GERMANY — IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial N.V., and Nikola Motor Company will manufacture, through their European joint venture, the Nikola TRE at the IVECO manufacturing facility.
Rarely does a person win multiple championships in one sport. Even rarer does a person win multiple championships in multiple sports. But, Joe Gibbs has achieved this feat; first as a head coach in the National Football League, and now as the owner of a NASCAR stock car racing team.
Planning for the future is necessary for every manufacturer. Sometimes it involves making plans for the next year or two, or maybe the next five or 10. But, looking 20 years into the future? That's reserved for select companies, like luxury-car manufacturer Bentley Motors Ltd.
LANCASTER, CA—Construction has begun on a solar energy project at BYD’s Coach & Bus assembly plant here. When fully operational, the project is expected to save the factory more than $100,000 per year in electricity costs.
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would reportedly kill a loan program that assisted automakers such as Ford and Tesla in producing more environmentally friendly vehicles, including Tesla’s all-electric Model S.
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.
This three day in-depth automotive seminar will provide information on material selection, design procedures, processing techniques, and the assembly methods required when designing with plastics in the automotive field. Read More
Fastener Fair USA, North America's fastest-growing exposition for the fastener industry, will hold its third annual trade show and conference in May in Charlotte, NC, a major manufacturing hub. The event for the entire fastener supply chain runs May 18-20, 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Read More