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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.

The Southern Automotive Conference: More than a Trade Show

The Southern Automotive Conference, set for Oct. 4 - 6 in Birmingham, Alabama, will be the state’s largest trade show. But...

Executive Q&A: Wil James

Wilbert W. “Wil” James has been president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. since 2010. The seventh executive in that position, James...

Supplier Park Master Builder

It’s not hard to imagine that a new automotive plant will bring a positive economic impact to the community where it locates. That’s even...

A New Addition

The driving force behind the automotive manufacturing sector — as it is with any car — is movement. It comes as no surprise, ...

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Toyota makes personnel moves in Alabama

Toyota Motor North America announced May 20 that a new executive will be heading its Huntsville engine plant.David Finch, a 28-year veteran of the...

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...

Automotive Advanced Technology Summit

Auto manufacturing technology is speeding ahead so quickly that it risks leaving some in the industry lagging behind, according to speakers at the Automotive...

Quality Still Comes First at RMF

A company that plated parts for textile looms was a perfect fit for South Carolina in 1961, so it was no surprise that Roy...

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,...