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Industry Outlook: New USMCA still has a way to go before becoming official

Government negotiators have finished crafting the U.S.–Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now the parties that will...

Industry Outlook: Southern plants unlikely to follow GM plant closings

The venerable Chevrolet Impala debuted 60 years ago and has been one of the best-selling vehicles ever. Just days before it was to hit...

NAFTA Replacement Treaty Will Bring Certainty To Auto Industry

There still is a lot of ground to cover before the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), goes...

Talking Tariffs

Auto industry observers say NAFTA re-do and tariff issues signal higher vehicle prices

Driving the Trade War

Looming U.S. tariffs cause worry for automakers and signal potentially dramatic changes in prices, model availability and employment opportunities.

Cincinnati’s German Heritage Attracted Mubea to Northern Kentucky

Mubea came to U.S. to support a never-built Volkswagen plant. It’s stayed to support almost all major OEMS.

A Post Election Economic View

All the plates the Trump Administration has in the air right now have the nation’s automobile manufacturing industry a little jumpy. Like the...

Predicting 2017 at an Especially Unpredictable Time

The elephant in automobile showrooms as we enter 2017 lives in Trump Tower and the White House. Industry analysts are reserving their opinions on...

Crossing out Corrosion

Roy Metal Finishing Co. was in the “right place at the right time.” The right place, according to Adam Brumfield, director...

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Toyota makes personnel moves in Alabama

Toyota Motor North America announced May 20 that a new executive will be heading its Huntsville engine plant.David Finch, a 28-year veteran of the...

Family Affair

It happened nearly 100 years ago.That is when August Pausch, a technician, and Hans Rausch, a businessman, in 1920 founded a small manufacturing firm...

Automotive Advanced Technology Summit

Auto manufacturing technology is speeding ahead so quickly that it risks leaving some in the industry lagging behind, according to speakers at the Automotive...

Quality Still Comes First at RMF

A company that plated parts for textile looms was a perfect fit for South Carolina in 1961, so it was no surprise that Roy...

Logistics: Move ‘Em Out

This spring, on the parking lot of the long-defunct Century Plaza Mall in Birmingham, Alabama, stand rows and rows of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles.The cars,...