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Tag Archives: automotive
By: Dale Buss, BrandChannel There remain obstacles in doing it, but there’s no denying the strong rush of foreign upscale automakers that are announcing plans to expand production in the United States these days.
By: Meghan McKeefry, HRTNews.com Just recently I heard a political ad blare across the television about the number of manufacturing jobs that have been lost to China. At first I was happy to hear the mention of manufacturing, but then the … Continue reading
By: Josh Cable, Industry Week As vehicle demand pushes toward pre-recession levels, there’s growing concern that suppliers could struggle to keep up. If 2011 was the year of the “black swans,” then 2012 is shaping up to be the year … Continue reading
By: Ben Coxworth, Gizmag Although some engineers have had success in spot welding steel and aluminum together, it has largely been considered impossible to achieve reliable, continuous welds directly between the two dissimilar metals. That changed last Thursday, however, when Honda … Continue reading
By: Fox News/Associated Press Ford is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the Fusion, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will be a big seller.
By: Josh Cable, Industry Week The feel-good story of the auto industry’s comeback could take a dark turn if the OEMs don’t take a hard look at their suppliers’ abilities to ramp up in lockstep with demand.
By: Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Automakers are pushing factories and workers to the limit to try to meet burgeoning demand for new vehicles.
By: Martin Crutsinger, AP WASHINGTON—U.S. factory output increased in April, helped by a gain in auto production. Busier factories have driven stronger hiring this year and helped the economy grow.
By: Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press DETROIT—For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they’re used.
By: Alliance for American Manufacturing Washington, DC. A group of 188 Senators and Members of Congress have sent a letter to President Obama expressing “serious concern” about China’s massive subsidies and policies to unfairly support its auto parts sector. The … Continue reading