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Industry Outlook: US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement unlikely to be approved by Congress this year

The ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) treaty, the new NAFTA, is a done deal in Mexico, well on its way in Canada, but in...

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...

Industry Outlook: New USMCA still has a way to go before becoming official

Government negotiators have finished crafting the U.S.–Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now the parties that will...

Industry Outlook: Southern plants unlikely to follow GM plant closings

The venerable Chevrolet Impala debuted 60 years ago and has been one of the best-selling vehicles ever. Just days before it was to hit...

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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...