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Tier 1 Coolant Supplier CCI Chooses Alabama for Latest Location

CCI Manufacturing USA Corp., a Tier 1 auto supplier, has announced it will invest $21.5 million to construct an advanced production facility in Lawrence...

Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid Now Produced in Kentucky

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has added its most popular SUV to its production lineup, starting in January, with its first 2020 RAV4 Hybrid rolling...

Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Has Production Gain in 2019

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s plant in Montgomery produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019, approximately 4 percent more than in 2018. HMMA said the primary contributor to...

Nissan Group Down in Sales for December and for 2019 Overall

The Nissan Group announced total United States sales for December 2019 of 104,781 units, a decrease of 29.5 percent from the previous year. The...

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Hits 5 Million Mark for Vehicle and Engine Production

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC, last week, announced it has reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its plant in...

Automotive Plant Closures Linked to Higher Opioid Overdose Death Rates

A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine has shown that automotive assembly plant closures are associated with an increase in...

WABCO triples employment with $3 million investment in Kentucky

WABCO USA LLC plans to triple its employment as it reinvests more than $3 million in its heavy-duty truck parts manufacturing and warehousing facility...

More than 700 Goodyear associates take buyout

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and United Steelworkers Local 12 confirmed on December 12 that 740 Goodyear associates at its Gadsden, Alabama plant have...

Kia Telluride Wins Top Rated SUV from Edmunds

The Kia Telluride has added a 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award to its list of awards this year. Named the Top Rated SUV, the awards...

Want diesel? 2021 Suburban, Tahoe promise to deliver

Drivers looking to purchase a Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe will have more options in 2021, including the option of a diesel engine. A 5.3L V-8...

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Toyota to invest in automotive battery production

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Regional automakers gather at Southern Automotive Conference

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Volkswagen and The Conservation Fund donate acreage

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the...

Nissan unveils plan for carbon neutrality, intelligent factory

Nissan unveiled its production line at the Tochigi Plant in Japan featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The initiative is part of Nissan’s overall...