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Ford Ramps Up Production Sooner Than Expected

Ford Motor Co. has told its autoworkers and supervisors that it is pivoting to full U.S. production ahead of schedule in an attempt to...

Tesla Zeros In on Texas for Truck Production

Tesla is eyeing the southeast Austin, Texas area for its second U.S. auto factory, which would produce its new pickup truck. The company filed an...

Hyundai’s Santa Fe Gets a Facelift

Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its new design for the upcoming Santa Fe, adding features to make the SUV a family adventure vehicle. The fourth...

5 Millionth Vehicle Rolls off BMW Line in South Carolina

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has produced its 5 millionth vehicle at the South Carolina facility. The Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition was...

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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Toyota to invest in automotive battery production

Toyota Motor North America announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion in automotive battery production in the U.S. through 2030, including building an...

Regional automakers gather at Southern Automotive Conference

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to walk through the doors of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama for the 14th annual Southern Automotive...

Volkswagen and The Conservation Fund donate acreage

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the...

Nissan unveils plan for carbon neutrality, intelligent factory

Nissan unveiled its production line at the Tochigi Plant in Japan featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The initiative is part of Nissan’s overall...

Mazda announces CX-50 SUV to be built in Huntsville

Mazda North American Operations has announced that it will build the all-new CX-50 SUV at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing in Huntsville. The Mazda CX-50 will...