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Mississippi Metal

Company President Trent Mulloy jokes about his family being “the ‘new owners” of Laurel Machine and Foundry. The Laurel, Mississippi business started in...

Blue Springs Metals Supplies Steel to Nearby Automakers

By 2013, Kirk J. Lewis had 22 years in automotive and steel businesses. He embraced...

Soldier of Industry

Augustus Leon Collins had not considered a military career when joining the Mississippi National Guard on...

Stronger & Lighter

Clinton, a city of about 10, 000 people in eastern Tennessee, has proved to be a great location for automotive supplier Eagle...

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Toyota pumps money into San Antonio truck factory

Toyota announced Sept. 17 that it will invest $391 million at its San Antonio, Texas truck assembly plant.  That will bring the automaker’s total...

Supplier Profile: A True Learner’s Permit

The dated image of the coffee-fetching, errand-running college intern has been changing for years, but at ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that stereotype...

Spotlight: Man vs. Machine vs. Nature

On a damp Friday morning, the last one in May, a long line of trucks was forming in the parking lot of the Borla...

Kudos: Ford helps First Book efforts to close the literacy gap

Illiteracy has far-reaching consequences, including poverty and unemployment, all detrimental to the success of the global economy.The automotive industry is not immune, which led...

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...