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Course Correction

Automotive suppliers face increased pressure to innovate as OEM customers strive to build the high-tech vehicles of the future.

Driving the Trade War

Looming U.S. tariffs cause worry for automakers and signal potentially dramatic changes in prices, model availability and employment opportunities.

Alabama Senator Takes Issue with Trump Administration’s Proposed Automotive Tariffs

Alabama Senator Doug Jones said he is “mystified” by the Trump administration’s suggestion that slapping tariffs on cars and car parts might be good...

Alabama's Mercedes-Benz Plant Updates Production Status after Michigan Fire

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International has announced that efforts to get parts to their Tuscaloosa County plant has now extended to Germany after delays caused by...

Michigan Fire Aftermath Continues to Burn in the Southern Automotive Sector

The fallout continues from a May 2 fire at a Michigan parts supplier, affecting production at more than one plant in the Southern...

New Plant Hailed as Another Tuscaloosa Groundbreaker

Seven years after a devastating windstorm ripped through Tuscaloosa, city, state and economic development officials had the perfect day to welcome a...

Faces: Behind the Wheel

When competitors in a certain high-profile sport hear they’re up against “the Williams sisters” they usually know they need to bring their A game....

Executive Q&A: All Roads Lead to Automotive in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is unabashed in its enthusiasm for its mission: “to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the...

Frank Chestnut: Listening, Training, Leading

Crossing the state for the commerce department and spreading the word about apprenticeships

Mississippi Metal

Company President Trent Mulloy jokes about his family being “the ‘new owners” of Laurel Machine and Foundry. The Laurel, Mississippi business started in...

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In the Fast Lane

Jeff Lane was just 10 years old when he helped his dad take apart a dilapidated MG TF in their hometown of Romeo, Michigan,...

Faces: Dream Job

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems is a powerhouse in the area of research around moving the automotive industry and other industries forward.Based at...

Meeting the Need for Speed

If it didn’t take a zillion tests to make new vehicles road-worthy, a lot of crash dummies would be out of work – and...

Breaking: Daimler announces new leadership at Mercedes-Benz US International in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama-based production arm of the luxury car maker is getting new leadership, as CEO Jason Hoff takes on...

Executive Q&A: Outgoing MBUSI CEO Jason Hoff talks next-gen cars and shaping tomorrow’s workforce

Weeks before the just-announced change of management, Jason Hoff sat down with Southern Automotive Alliance magazine for one of his last interviews as CEO...