Supplier Profiles

Michelin, An Automotive Industry Pathfinder in the Palmetto State

Think South Carolina and you probably think of the devastating Hurricane Hugo, Hootie & the Blowfish or perhaps Myrtle Beach — probably not...

Custom Manufacturing by Listening

Mark McClanahan looked at the growing automotive industry in Alabama and saw a window of opportunity. And a door. And a hood. A...

MakeTime Helps Companies Shave Time While Procuring Machined Parts

Lexington, Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World, ” where multimillion dollar thoroughbreds graze on well-manicured rolling hills.  Companies...

Gist Leads Tennessee Company to Success Despite Turbulent Times

It took only one visit to an auto manufacturing giant’s Detroit, Michigan, plant for Andre Gist to know he had a future...

Crossing out Corrosion

Roy Metal Finishing Co. was in the “right place at the right time.” The right place, according to Adam Brumfield, director...

Suppliers Times

Sake is becoming the drink of choice for toasting economic success in Walker County, Alabama. When parts manufacturer Yorozu Automotive began construction...

Stronger & Lighter

Clinton, a city of about 10, 000 people in eastern Tennessee, has proved to be a great location for automotive supplier Eagle...

Shimmer and Shine

When Ray Carcione was young, cars shimmered with a lot of chrome. Wheels, hood ornaments, fenders, grills, trim. Chrome...

Packing it Up

Some experts say it takes three years for a new business to gain the momentum needed just to get to the starting line on...

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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...