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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...

Stateside: Tennessee

Training the Automotive Workforce of Tomorrow Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has established automotive manufacturing and the educational requirements necessary to grow the industry as...

Stateside: Georgia

As an executive vice president of a Tier 1 supplier, I used to lead strategic planning sessions where we did our best to...

Emergent Mexico and the Solid (U.S.) South

The U.S. South has developed into a stronghold of automotive manufacturing in the last two decades, but the investment in new assembly plants...

Driverless Cars Ahead

A man named David summons a car to his mountaintop home, and shortly afterward a driverless car — a BMW — pulls into his...

Game Gear Goes to Work

Companies hope virtual reality training can help attract younger workers and prep them for the automotive workforce.

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Kaiser Aluminum moves its corporate headquarters to Tennessee

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General Motors introduces new Super Cruise to six models

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