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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...

Innovation: FIXD on giving drivers piece of mind

Car posters filled John Gattuso’s room growing up in Virginia, and at an early age he knew he wanted to be an engineer.  In...

Vision: What do drivers want? Ask Johnell Brooks

People are funny about their cars. Give them $30,000 worth of engineering, fuel economy and safety features, and what do they go nuts about?The...

Best Practices: Alabama changing the game in workforce development

Jeff Lynn, vice chancellor of workforce and economic development, Alabama Community College System, speaks with an enthusiasm that’s contagious. He’s talking about the dynamic...

Kudos: Hands on and real world

As a mother and a businesswoman, Terri Seese took a good look at education, and saw a gap. A few years later, she’s working...

Workforce and Education: states, schools and industry collaborate to build automotive careers

To meet the need for skilled workers original equipment manufacturers and parts manufacturers turn to universities, community colleges and technical schools to provide hands-on...

Spotlight: Building a ready workforce

Southern states offer some of the top workforce development programs in the country. Many of the programs provide workers for the automakers and parts...

Executive Q&A: Kia’s Stuart Countess on responsibility and the future

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia would be the home for the South Korean automaker’s big new SUV,...

SAC2018 Recap: International interest shows a world of possibilities

The 2018 Southern Automotive Conference provided a showcase for the innovative ideas, products, manufacturing and technology that are driving the auto industry. Of the...

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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...

Supplier Profile: A True Learner’s Permit

The dated image of the coffee-fetching, errand-running college intern has been changing for years, but at ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that stereotype...

Spotlight: Man vs. Machine vs. Nature

On a damp Friday morning, the last one in May, a long line of trucks was forming in the parking lot of the Borla...

Kudos: Ford helps First Book efforts to close the literacy gap

Illiteracy has far-reaching consequences, including poverty and unemployment, all detrimental to the success of the global economy.The automotive industry is not immune, which led...

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...