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Arriving in November: BMW’s Fast, Muscular X5

BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina made final preparations to begin production of the new beast throughout the summer.

Nissan Invests $170 Million In Two Plants For All-New 2019 Altima

Nissan in August celebrated the sixth generation of its popular Altima sedan, announcing a $170 million investment to its Canton, Mississippi and Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plants to the produce the 2019 model.

Lexus ES350 Production Commences In Kentucky

Toyota Motor’s longest established U.S. assembly site, in Georgetown, Kentucky, began production in August of the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES350 sedan.

Alabama Hosts Inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference

The AAMA and J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College brought together top automotive and aerospace industry experts to examine supplier diversity in both those industries.

Alabama’s Top Toyota Exec Sounds Off On Tariffs

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama President David Fernandes in July wrote an opinion piece underlining the economic contributions of Toyota and warning that auto tariffs would harm the state.

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Construction Begins on Wake Tech’s Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence

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