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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...

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...

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2021 Nissan Rogue: More than just a new model

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is breaking ground by using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts. The recycling system will help reduce CO2 emissions over...

Valeo North America selects Alabama for new facility

Automotive supplier Valeo North America is investing $5 million in a facility in Bessemer, Alabama, creating 70 jobs. This facility joins Valeo North America’s...

2021 Honda Ridgeline arriving at dealerships next week

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline, made in Alabama, will arrive at dealerships early next week. Redesigned to underscore its versatile capabilities, the pickup truck comes...

Volkswagen shares how polymers make vehicles lighter

Plastic is essential to the design and production of vehicles, making them lighter and more fuel-efficient. Scientists and specialists at Volkswagen of America’s polymer...

Hitachi Automotive to make electric motors in Kentucky

Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America Inc. is establishing a new, 200-job operation in Berea, Kentucky, to manufacture motors for electric vehicles. A new Hitachi...