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Auto Parts Rebuilder BBB Industries Acquires Spanish Co.

BBB Industries LLC, a remanufacturer of automotive parts for the aftermarket based in Daphne, Alabama, has acquired the equity interest of Grupo Metalcaucho, encompassing...

Ford Resumes Production in the U.S.

Ford Motor Co. resumed production at its U.S. plants on Monday, May 18. To keep its employees safe as they returned to work, Ford...

Mexican Suppliers Stall Mercedes Alabama Restart

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be temporarily idled this week, owing to a shortage of parts from Mexican suppliers, the...

EDAA Helps Gadsden Prepare for Post-Goodyear

The Economic Development Association of Alabama is helping the city of Gadsden to strategize options as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. draws down its...

Georgia Dealer Group Gets Lean

As with most companies, Georgia-based Asbury Automotive Group Inc. saw its first quarter 2020 results melt in comparison to prior year numbers, but it...

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DENSO’s Tennessee plant lauded for safety

DENSO, a mobility supplier, has earned the Volunteer Safety Through Accountability and Recognition (STAR) award from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This...

Hyundai latest factory affected by chip shortage

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama had to temporarily shut down this week due to the semiconductor chip shortage. Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama, plant is the latest of...

Cummins Turbo Technologies expands in South Carolina

Cummins Turbo Technologies is expanding its turbocharger manufacturing operations in Charleston County, South Carolina, investing $10.7 million and creating 252 new jobs. A business segment...

Kia First Edition EV6 fully reserved

Kia’s first edition limited run of its new electric vehicle — the EV6 — has been completely reserved. The vehicle is expected to be...

Fehrer Automotive expands in Alabama

Fehrer Automotive has invested more than $6 million to expand its facility in Gadsden, Alabama, by 200,000 square feet and add 15 more jobs. This...