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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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