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Super Duty – Silas Birch

With 50 years on the job, Ford’s longest working Kentucky employee has a lifetime of rewarding experience in and out of the plant.

Leadership, Management & Training

Davis Woodruff is a key player in two state auto associations.

Faces of the Industry: Jean Marie Thrower

She travels the world uniting OEMs and suppliers

Meeting the Challenges of Staffing in a Small Town

When EFI Automotive opened its first U.S. office in 1995, the company headquartered in Beynost, France, selected a Detroit, Michigan,...

Running a Global Business Tracking the Supply Chain with High Technology

Data Interchange provides technology for electronic data interchange (EDI) between any site and any other site, including from original equipment manufacturing...

Put Me In, Coach

For Rick Youngblood, coaching his youngest son’s baseball team is a lot like managing the...

Soldier of Industry

Augustus Leon Collins had not considered a military career when joining the Mississippi National Guard on...

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...

Pepping Takes T.J. Snow from Appliances to Automotive

The old choo choo Glenn Miller made famous in 1941 now sits a stone’s throw away from one of the most dramatic stretches of...

AL Hodge Helped Win “Automotive Valley” Moniker for Rome, Georgia

It’s an area known for heavy involvement in the automotive world — home to everything from a robotics-equipped tire manufacturer to creating ATVs made...

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TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures prepreg material to streamline production

TRB Lightweight Structures has begun manufacturing its own prepreg material to improve cost and lead times for its composite parts. To date, the company...

Engineered Plastic Components invests in second plant in Alabama

Engineered Plastic Components is investing $8.05 million in a 125,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The thermoplastics and thermoset products manufacturer produces automotive instrument panels,...

Volkswagen Atlas garners kudos as a family vehicle

Volkswagen’s Atlas SUV has earned some praise for its family-centric focus in early 2021. Most recently, it made Parents magazine’s Best Family Cars list...

General Motor sales up 4% in Q1

General Motors Co. has sold 642,250 vehicles in the United States in the first quarter of 2021, with retail deliveries up 19% and fleet...

Toyota reports 2021 Q1 sales up 21.6% over last year

Toyota Motor North America reported first quarter 2021 U.S. sales of 603,066 vehicles, a 21.6% increase on a volume basis and 24.9% increase on...