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Safety: OSHA targets Southern suppliers that violate workplace safety rules

Two weeks before her wedding, a 20-year-old woman was crushed to death in a robotic machine at an Alabama plant that stamps metal parts...

B.R.A.K.E.S. accelerates teen driver safety training

In an events center in Hampton, Georgia, on a dreary spring Saturday morning, dozens of teenagers stare at the floor while their parents make...

Faces: ZF Chassis plant manager Brad Newman finds his dream job

From the time he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, Brad Newman believes he has been on a course plotted by a higher power...

Expert View: Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Driving Vehicles

Editor’s note: There are lots of opinions and much speculation about what will happen with self-driving or autonomous vehicles -- when it will happen,...

Prepping the Workforce of the Future

On a windy day in late April, more than 200 people crowded into the new Automation and Robotics Training Center (ARTC) next to Motlow...

Executive Q&A: How Mazda Toyota is coming together

Back in January 2018, two Japanese car manufacturers announced a joint venture plant to be built in Huntsville, Alabama. The Mazda Toyota facility marked...

Built by Design: Bristol Group offers concrete solutions

Kentucky, known for thoroughbred horse racing, bourbon and college basketball, has another seriously strong asset - the auto industry. Leading sellers Camry and F-Series...

Workforce Development: SAAVing Manufacturing

A little-known organization is quietly, and virtually, incubating in a cozy college town in South Alabama and quickly gaining momentum in bringing solutions to...

Quality Still Comes First at RMF

A company that plated parts for textile looms was a perfect fit for South Carolina in 1961, so it was no surprise that Roy...

Industry Outlook: The EV charge

David L. Greene says his wife calls his car “hyperdrive, like from the Star Wars movie.” “Hyperdrive,” for non-Star Wars fans, allowed starships to travel...

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Threat of Tariffs Back in the News

The headline in Wednesday’s New York Times said it all: “Trump Doubles Down on Threats to Impose Tariffs on European Cars.” President Trump, attending the...

Toyota Shifts Tacoma to Mexico, Adds Sequoia to Texas Plant

In several news reports late last week, it was reported that Toyota will shift all production of the Tacoma pickup to Mexico. The mid-size...

GM Invests in Tennessee Propulsion Plant

General Motors is investing $40 million in the Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems plant to increase capacity of the 5.3L V8 engines for its...

Nissan Altima’s VC-Turbo Engine Named One of Wards 10 Best

Nissan Altima’s 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems list for 2020. The team behind the innovative...

2019 Was a Record Production Year for BMW in South Carolina

BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant remains the factory with the highest production numbers for the brand, the company said this week. "This confirms the...