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BMW Plays Matchmaker

How do you come off a record-breaking 2016? BMW Manufacturing employees in Greer, South Carolina, are still celebrating high-mark production and export...

Toyota’s $1.33B Kentucky Investment a Game-Changer

Toyota rocked Kentucky’s automotive scene in April with the announcement that it would invest $1.33 billion — the second largest stake in the state’s...

Hanwha to add 100 jobs, invest $20M in Alabama

Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC will expand its Opelika facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park and spend nearly $20 million in building and...

Nissan Tennessee Partners With Country Star Blake Shelton

Nissan and country music superstar Blake Shelton are pairing up during Shelton’s 13-stop “Doing It To...

Georgia Among States Paving Way for Autonomous Driving

Georgia and five other states — California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Tennessee — as well as the District of Columbia, ...

Hyundai’s Homecoming Parade Pays Off

If you spend $52 million to rig a factory for building a new model — going so far as to organize a homecoming parade...

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant Gears Up for Expedition

The all-new Ford Expedition, due out this fall, carries forward Ford’s plan to grow its SUV leadership with five new vehicles for...

Honda Makes Splash at Auto Show With Odyssey, Ridgeline

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama earned worldwide attention in January with the unveiling of its completely redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan, while its Ridgeline pickup...

Engineers, Not Legislators, Will Solve Deadly Texting Problem

Texting while driving contributes to 1.6 million accidents a year, according to the National Safety Council, or nearly 25 percent of all...

BMW’s Spartanburg Operation Again Captures Export Crown

BMW Manufacturing in February said it exported a record 287, 700 BMW X models from its Spartanburg plant in 2016, with about 86...

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