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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...

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...

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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,...