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13 Millionth Vehicle Rolls of Toyota Kentucky line

A RAV4 Hybrid was the 13 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. It rolled off the line yesterday. TMMK, which also produces the...

What do we do with all of these batteries?

Transforming the world to run on electric vehicles will take millions of batteries. So, what will we do with all of the batteries when...

Metalsa expands in Kentucky

Metalsa Structural Products Inc. plans to expands its Hopkinsville, Kentucky, operation, creating 97 full-time jobs in the years ahead to support its customers. The manufacturer...

Kia in Georgia donates to STEM programs

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has donated $220,000 to SAE International’s A World in Motion program, which provides STEM engagement in Chambers County and Lanett,...

TTI opens Neology Transportation Research Center

Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Neology Inc. have completed the Neology Transportation Research Center and extended their agreement for an additional five years, with...

“Toyota Untold” podcast returns

Are you a Toyota driver or maybe just someone who is really interested in where the car industry is headed today? Then “Toyota Untold”...

KIRCHHOFF Automotive invests in Georgia assembly facility

KIRCHHOFF Automotive, a German-based international automotive supplier, is investing $15 million in opening an assembly facility in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The new development in...

Alabama-based Fontaine Heavy-Haul introduces new trailer

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has introduced a versatile new trailer for the road construction industry. The Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR features a low approach angle ideal for...

Kia earns five Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards

The Kia Telluride, Sorento, Soul, K5 and Rio all earned spots on the Car and Driver 2021 Editors’ Choice Award list representing standards of...

Stratus Plastics expands Kentucky plant, adds jobs

Stratus Plastics International will create 40 jobs while expanding production at its Morgantown, Kentucky facility, with a potential for up to 135 new jobs...

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General Motor sales up 4% in Q1

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Toyota reports 2021 Q1 sales up 21.6% over last year

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