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Ford Motor takes Top Automaker in America designation

Ford Motor Co. has been declared the top automotive manufacturer in America in terms of production, according to IHS Markit 2020 light vehicle production...

Ford cancels Friday shifts in Louisville due to semiconductor shortage

Ford Motor Co. canceled its Thursday night shift and both shifts today at its Louisville Assembly Plant, in Kentucky, due to a shortage of...

Mullen Technologies to start EV production in Tennessee

Mullen Technologies Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer based in California, is merging with Net Element Inc. in a stock-for-stock reverse merger, with plans...

13 Millionth Vehicle Rolls of Toyota Kentucky line

A RAV4 Hybrid was the 13 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. It rolled off the line yesterday. TMMK, which also produces the...

Metalsa expands in Kentucky

Metalsa Structural Products Inc. plans to expands its Hopkinsville, Kentucky, operation, creating 97 full-time jobs in the years ahead to support its customers. The manufacturer...

Alabama-based Fontaine Heavy-Haul introduces new trailer

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has introduced a versatile new trailer for the road construction industry. The Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR features a low approach angle ideal for...

Kia earns five Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards

The Kia Telluride, Sorento, Soul, K5 and Rio all earned spots on the Car and Driver 2021 Editors’ Choice Award list representing standards of...

Volvo Car USA posts 16.9% growth in February

Volvo Car USA sold 9,164 vehicles in February, up 16.9% from 2020 and its ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth. Year to date, Volvo...

Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV comes to dealerships

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV. Building on the modular electric drive matrix, the ID.4 was built...

King Machine expands in Sumter, South Carolina

King Machine, a tire mold manufacturer, will be investing $2.6 million to expand its operations in Sumter County, South Carolina, creating 30 new jobs. “King...

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TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures prepreg material to streamline production

TRB Lightweight Structures has begun manufacturing its own prepreg material to improve cost and lead times for its composite parts. To date, the company...

Engineered Plastic Components invests in second plant in Alabama

Engineered Plastic Components is investing $8.05 million in a 125,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The thermoplastics and thermoset products manufacturer produces automotive instrument panels,...

Volkswagen Atlas garners kudos as a family vehicle

Volkswagen’s Atlas SUV has earned some praise for its family-centric focus in early 2021. Most recently, it made Parents magazine’s Best Family Cars list...

General Motor sales up 4% in Q1

General Motors Co. has sold 642,250 vehicles in the United States in the first quarter of 2021, with retail deliveries up 19% and fleet...

Toyota reports 2021 Q1 sales up 21.6% over last year

Toyota Motor North America reported first quarter 2021 U.S. sales of 603,066 vehicles, a 21.6% increase on a volume basis and 24.9% increase on...