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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...

Automotive Advanced Technology Summit

Auto manufacturing technology is speeding ahead so quickly that it risks leaving some in the industry lagging behind, according to speakers at the Automotive...

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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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...