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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...

Expert View: Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Driving Vehicles

Editor’s note: There are lots of opinions and much speculation about what will happen with self-driving or autonomous vehicles -- when it will happen,...

Toyota announces plans to cut emissions by 40 percent at US plants

Plano, Texas-based Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) wants to aggressively reduce its carbon output in the U.S. by making agreements for Virtual Power Purchase...

Erik Fields: Longtime Nissan employee becomes vice president at Mississippi plant

Editor's note: After more than 20 years in the automotive manufacturing business and 12 at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi plant, Erik Fields was named vice...

Toyota SUV to emerge from the Mazda Toyota joint venture plant

Toyota announced today that plans for the upcoming Mazda Toyota plant being built in Huntsville, Alabama will include a new, as yet unnamed Toyota...

Mitsubishi heads South later this year

The automotive sector in the South is expected to grow by one OEM by the end of the year when Mitsubishi Motors North America...

Toyota makes personnel moves in Alabama

Toyota Motor North America announced May 20 that a new executive will be heading its Huntsville engine plant.David Finch, a 28-year veteran of the...

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...

Logistics: Move ‘Em Out

This spring, on the parking lot of the long-defunct Century Plaza Mall in Birmingham, Alabama, stand rows and rows of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles.The cars,...

Georgia gets into auto battery movement with $1.67 billion project

South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. will start construction this year on a $1.67 billion factory project in north Georgia to...

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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...