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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, ...

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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Toyota pumps money into San Antonio truck factory

Toyota announced Sept. 17 that it will invest $391 million at its San Antonio, Texas truck assembly plant.  That will bring the automaker’s total...

Supplier Profile: A True Learner’s Permit

The dated image of the coffee-fetching, errand-running college intern has been changing for years, but at ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that stereotype...

Spotlight: Man vs. Machine vs. Nature

On a damp Friday morning, the last one in May, a long line of trucks was forming in the parking lot of the Borla...

Kudos: Ford helps First Book efforts to close the literacy gap

Illiteracy has far-reaching consequences, including poverty and unemployment, all detrimental to the success of the global economy.The automotive industry is not immune, which led...

Safety: OSHA targets Southern suppliers that violate workplace safety rules

Two weeks before her wedding, a 20-year-old woman was crushed to death in a robotic machine at an Alabama plant that stamps metal parts...