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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, ...

SAA News Hub

What's new and noteworthy at your company? Send us information about your company's new hires, awards and accomplishments to be featured in...

Volkswagen Chattanooga Developing Workforce Ready Students

The word sounds a little futuristic: mechatronics. If so, that’s appropriate, because that word and what lies behind it offer a...

Stateside: Tennessee

Training the Automotive Workforce of Tomorrow Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has established automotive manufacturing and the educational requirements necessary to grow the industry as...

Stateside: Georgia

As an executive vice president of a Tier 1 supplier, I used to lead strategic planning sessions where we did our best to...

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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....