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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...

MakeTime Helps Companies Shave Time While Procuring Machined Parts

Lexington, Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World, ” where multimillion dollar thoroughbreds graze on well-manicured rolling hills.  Companies...

Gist Leads Tennessee Company to Success Despite Turbulent Times

It took only one visit to an auto manufacturing giant’s Detroit, Michigan, plant for Andre Gist to know he had a future...

South Carolina Hitts on All Cylinders

Perhaps more than any Southeastern state, South Carolina has leveraged its success in the auto industry. From his days in public relations at...

Erik Fields’ Journey South Leads to Early Career Successes

For Erik Fields, the internal combustion engine and everything else beneath the hood or chassis of a vehicle have been a source of...

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