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The automotive manufacturing process involves a lot of moving parts, and a maker can quickly find itself in the weeds if it tries...

Running a Global Business Tracking the Supply Chain with High Technology

Data Interchange provides technology for electronic data interchange (EDI) between any site and any other site, including from original equipment manufacturing...

Put Me In, Coach

For Rick Youngblood, coaching his youngest son’s baseball team is a lot like managing the...

Soldier of Industry

Augustus Leon Collins had not considered a military career when joining the Mississippi National Guard on...

New Leadership: David Fernandes Takes the Helm at Toyota Alabama

Since opening in 2001, Toyota’s engine plant in Huntsville, Alabama, has undergone a number of changes. The manufacturing facility has expanded...

Michelin, An Automotive Industry Pathfinder in the Palmetto State

Think South Carolina and you probably think of the devastating Hurricane Hugo, Hootie & the Blowfish or perhaps Myrtle Beach — probably not...

Predicting 2017 at an Especially Unpredictable Time

The elephant in automobile showrooms as we enter 2017 lives in Trump Tower and the White House. Industry analysts are reserving their opinions on...

Higher Education Meets Manufacturing

From Bharat Balasubramanian’s perspective, the Southeast must be more than a place for efficient, low-cost manufacturers of high-quality vehicles. To ensure long-term...

The Local Advantage

From supporting small businesses to sourcing food from regional producers, Americans have embraced a local-first mentality.  Cultural trends like the farm-to-table movement,...

Custom Manufacturing by Listening

Mark McClanahan looked at the growing automotive industry in Alabama and saw a window of opportunity. And a door. And a hood. A...

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Supplier Profile: Southeastern Tool & Design

In the spacious assembly area at Southeastern Tool & Design on the outskirts of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, two workers are placing cartridges in a...

Executive Q&A: Supporting OEMS and Suppliers

When Lynda Hill started practicing law in Chattanooga in 1998, she had no idea that her experience representing general manufacturers would someday lead her to...

Staffing agency NAOS strives for the right fit

Jesse Vance became an entrepreneur in 1994 because he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Nancy, and the couple’s three young sons....

Executive Q&A: Oklahoma’s Jennifer Springer connects with the SAC

Oklahoma is not an automotive hub, but the state hopes to put its best foot forward toward greater involvement with the sector, sending an...

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...