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Michigan Fire Aftermath Continues to Burn in the Southern Automotive Sector

The fallout continues from a May 2 fire at a Michigan parts supplier, affecting production at more than one plant in the Southern...

New Plant Hailed as Another Tuscaloosa Groundbreaker

Seven years after a devastating windstorm ripped through Tuscaloosa, city, state and economic development officials had the perfect day to welcome a...

Faces: Behind the Wheel

When competitors in a certain high-profile sport hear they’re up against “the Williams sisters” they usually know they need to bring their A game....

Executive Q&A: All Roads Lead to Automotive in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is unabashed in its enthusiasm for its mission: “to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the...

Moving Forward

Workforce development, education, and infrastructure development are the keys to future growth and success for the automotive sector – according to a...

eLabs: a Springboard to Success

It’s not hard to see a major automotive manufacturer as a boon to a hometown’s economy. Volkswagen Chattanooga is also proving to be a...

Terry Gill of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development: Hard Work and a Bright...

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Sec. Terry McGill is excited about the way the automotive sector is transforming the fortunes of his state, ...

Performance Landscape

Automotive plants come in varying configurations, often with vast amounts of space dedicated to factory operations, and mostly with office space built...

Hyundai Gives Back to its Alabama Community

Anyone who has ever worked in public education knows that when it comes to supplies and volunteers, there can never be too many....

Super Duty – Silas Birch

With 50 years on the job, Ford’s longest working Kentucky employee has a lifetime of rewarding experience in and out of the plant.

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Vision: Ride of a Lifetime

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Mississippi innovation center taking driverless vehicles off-road

Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, or CAVS, is using a partnership with the U.S. Army to design and build driverless off-road...

KSU: Learning in the Crucible of Motorsport

As the semester winds down before the holiday break, the clean, bright halls of Kennesaw State University’s Engineering Technology building are unusually quiet. Dr....