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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.

Where Do They Go?

Hardly a working moment goes by that a sparkling new vehicle doesn’t roll off an automotive assembly line somewhere in the Southeast. But where...

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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...