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Advancing the Production Line

BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina reached a milestone when it produced the German automaker’s 5 millionth BMW vehicle built in the United States. The...

Staffing agency NAOS strives for the right fit

Jesse Vance became an entrepreneur in 1994 because he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Nancy, and the couple’s three young sons....

Safety: OSHA targets Southern suppliers that violate workplace safety rules

Two weeks before her wedding, a 20-year-old woman was crushed to death in a robotic machine at an Alabama plant that stamps metal parts...

Innovation: FIXD on giving drivers piece of mind

Car posters filled John Gattuso’s room growing up in Virginia, and at an early age he knew he wanted to be an engineer.  In...

Workforce and Education: states, schools and industry collaborate to build automotive careers

To meet the need for skilled workers original equipment manufacturers and parts manufacturers turn to universities, community colleges and technical schools to provide hands-on...

Spotlight: Building a ready workforce

Southern states offer some of the top workforce development programs in the country. Many of the programs provide workers for the automakers and parts...

SAC2018 Recap: International interest shows a world of possibilities

The 2018 Southern Automotive Conference provided a showcase for the innovative ideas, products, manufacturing and technology that are driving the auto industry. Of the...

The first delegation from the United Kingdom arrives at SAC 2018

The United Kingdom was represented by a 20-member delegation at the 11th annual Southern Automotive Conference, marking the first time the nation officially participated...

Spotlight: Southern Automotive Conference 2018 Highlights

The 2018 Southern Automotive Conference provided a showcase for the innovative ideas, products, manufacturing and technology that are driving the auto industry. More than 1,200...

A Forward Thinking Legacy In Mobility

The Ray: Building the Interstate of the Future in rural Georgia

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