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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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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...