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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...

New Leadership: David Fernandes Takes the Helm at Toyota Alabama

Since opening in 2001, Toyota’s engine plant in Huntsville, Alabama, has undergone a number of changes. The manufacturing facility has expanded...

Nissan Tennessee Partners With Country Star Blake Shelton

Nissan and country music superstar Blake Shelton are pairing up during Shelton’s 13-stop “Doing It To...

Georgia Among States Paving Way for Autonomous Driving

Georgia and five other states — California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Tennessee — as well as the District of Columbia, ...

Hyundai’s Homecoming Parade Pays Off

If you spend $52 million to rig a factory for building a new model — going so far as to organize a homecoming parade...

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant Gears Up for Expedition

The all-new Ford Expedition, due out this fall, carries forward Ford’s plan to grow its SUV leadership with five new vehicles for...

Honda Makes Splash at Auto Show With Odyssey, Ridgeline

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama earned worldwide attention in January with the unveiling of its completely redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan, while its Ridgeline pickup...

Engineers, Not Legislators, Will Solve Deadly Texting Problem

Texting while driving contributes to 1.6 million accidents a year, according to the National Safety Council, or nearly 25 percent of all...

BMW’s Spartanburg Operation Again Captures Export Crown

BMW Manufacturing in February said it exported a record 287, 700 BMW X models from its Spartanburg plant in 2016, with about 86...

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First Look: Mazda’s CX-50

Mazda revealed the look of the CX-50 on Monday, touting its off-road ability as a key driver in its design and function. “Today we are...

Toyota to invest in automotive battery production

Toyota Motor North America announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion in automotive battery production in the U.S. through 2030, including building an...

Regional automakers gather at Southern Automotive Conference

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to walk through the doors of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama for the 14th annual Southern Automotive...

Volkswagen and The Conservation Fund donate acreage

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the...

Nissan unveils plan for carbon neutrality, intelligent factory

Nissan unveiled its production line at the Tochigi Plant in Japan featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The initiative is part of Nissan’s overall...