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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...

Honda to Invest $85 Million in Alabama Plant

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in late March announced it would invest $85 million for the first of a multi-phase project to improve manufacturing flexibility...

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