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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...

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,...

Vision: Ride of a Lifetime

In his 2015 self-published memoir, I Hear My Angel Sing, Sean Suggs, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMM), describes his early childhood experiences,...

Executive Q&A: Outgoing MBUSI CEO Jason Hoff talks next-gen cars and shaping tomorrow’s workforce

Weeks before the just-announced change of management, Jason Hoff sat down with Southern Automotive Alliance magazine for one of his last interviews as CEO...

Changing Climate

Federal government looks to rewrite regulations on fuel economy, greenhouse emissions.

Course Correction

Automotive suppliers face increased pressure to innovate as OEM customers strive to build the high-tech vehicles of the future.

Frank Chestnut: Listening, Training, Leading

Crossing the state for the commerce department and spreading the word about apprenticeships

Never Say “Temp”

As Tuscaloosa native Hugh Thomas tells it, his career switch from advertising to industrial staffing...

Grad Finds Satisfying Career Through Alabama's CARCAM Program

Five years ago, Stephanie Luster, 31, says she mapped out her career path. She applied for the nursing program at Central...

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Chasing Excellence

In the competitive world of the automotive industry, the team at WKW (Walter Klein Wuppertal) Erbsloeh doesn’t bat an eye at their rivals. The...

Persistence leads to success at Morrison Industries

Growing up, Morrison Industries’ CEO Jacob Wilson spent most summer days and school-year Saturdays working with his father, Ron Wilson, who bought a family-owned...

Workforce Development: SAAVing Manufacturing

A little-known organization is quietly, and virtually, incubating in a cozy college town in South Alabama and quickly gaining momentum in bringing solutions to...

Systems Electro Coating: A proud Mississippi supplier

The business of Mississippi automotive supplier Systems Electro Coating is making sure that the metal parts that go into cars don’t rust. But that...

Ilker Subasi: Mentoring, coaching and training

Curious and always questioning “why” -- “That’s my generation: Generation Y,” Ilker Subasi jokes.Subasi was working in the Volkswagen press shop in Hanover, Germany,...