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Alabama Hosts Inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference

The AAMA and J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College brought together top automotive and aerospace industry experts to examine supplier diversity in both those industries.

Alabama’s Top Toyota Exec Sounds Off On Tariffs

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama President David Fernandes in July wrote an opinion piece underlining the economic contributions of Toyota and warning that auto tariffs would harm the state.

Georgia Holds CATT Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony

Georgia has placed its bet on apprenticeships, where technically oriented students are paired with companies willing to both train and pay them.

Parts Specialist Bolta Group Celebrates New Alabama Plant

Bolta U.S. invested $48.7 million in the new Tuscaloosa manufacturing facility and will employ 350 individuals by the end of 2018.

Electricity is in the Air for Daimler, Volkswagen

The two companies have announced major pushes into the electric car arena.

Louisville Stars in Forbes Analysis of Top Manufacturing Cities

There’s a new star in manufacturing jobs creation, and it’s in the Bluegrass State, according to a Forbes statistical analysis.

Southern States Jump into Gold Rush for Toyota-Mazda Plant

ABOVE This aerial view shows Toyota’s plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, which builds the compact Corolla. Mississippi hopes to score...

Faces of the Industry: Jean Marie Thrower

She travels the world uniting OEMs and suppliers

Constellium Opens Advanced Automotive Aluminum Plant in Georgia

Netherlands-based Constellium NV in May opened its new plant in White, Georgia, dedicated to the production of advanced aluminium automotive structural components...

UA Professors Cracking Sustainable Car Code

Obama-era EPA rules may be on their way out but that doesn’t mean the search for more sustainable transportation is over. The University of...

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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,...