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Robotics Park Retooled for the Future

The Alabama Robotics Technology Park, a key to new industry in the past decade, announced a new era in economic development with the unveiling...

Students Sign On for Mercedes-Benz Tech Co-op Program

Mercedes-Benz US International Inc. has teamed with Wallace State Community College, in Hanceville, Alabama, in a tech co-op program. The first students to be accepted...

Kudos: Accelerating interest in automotive

This year’s Southern Automotive Conference in Nashville, Tennessee included a unique component, courtesy of Aerotek, a recruiting and staffing service. On Sept. 27, Aerotek...

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

Construction begins this month on Wake Technical Community College’s new automotive training facility in North Carolina. The Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence is named...

Executive Q&A: Oklahoma’s Jennifer Springer connects with the SAC

Oklahoma is not an automotive hub, but the state hopes to put its best foot forward toward greater involvement with the sector, sending an...

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...

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...

Prepping the Workforce of the Future

On a windy day in late April, more than 200 people crowded into the new Automation and Robotics Training Center (ARTC) next to Motlow...

Workforce Development: SAAVing Manufacturing

A little-known organization is quietly, and virtually, incubating in a cozy college town in South Alabama and quickly gaining momentum in bringing solutions to...

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Auto Channel Raves over Texas-made 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will break ground as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, hitting dealerships this summer with a starting MSRP...

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SK Innovation Expands With Second Georgia Facility

SK Innovation, a supplier to Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee electric vehicle assembly site, plans to invest $940 million in its northeast Georgia facility. The latest investment...

Hyundai Makes Major Sales Comeback in May

After two months of plunging sales brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Hyundai made a significant comeback in May, according to a June 25...

Mazda Toyota Donation Protects North Alabama Ecosystem

The City of Huntsville, Alabama, in partnership with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, has donated 700 acres in Limestone County to the Land Trust of North...