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GM to Invest $1.2 Billion to Upgrade Indiana Truck Plant

PRESS RELEASE General Motors Co.


General Motors is investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling high-quality light- and heavy-duty models. Construction of the new pre-treat, electro-coat paint operation and sealing facility, expanded body shop, expanded and new material sequencing centers, and upgraded general assembly area is expected to begin in June and take several years to complete. Full Article

Ford Recalls 12,300 2015 F-150 Pickups

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 12,300 2015 Ford F-150 pickups for a shaft that may have been riveted improperly, while saying the action isn't related to their aluminum bodies. The upper I-shaft could separate, which may result in “the loss of steering control without warning, increasing the risk of a crash,” Ford said in a statement on its website. Full Article

Manufacturing Job Growth Widespread in 2014, Analysis Says

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US growth in manufacturing employment last year increased in 212, or 66%, of 322 metro areas, according to an analysis of government employment data. Full Article

GM Spending $1 Billion on Tech Center, Will Add 2600 Jobs

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


General Motors Co. said today it’s spending $1 billion to upgrade its technical center in Warren, MI, and that it will add 2600 salaried jobs. Full Article

Where is GM’s ‘Missing’ $4.6 Billion?

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


On April 30 General Motors announced that over the course of three years it will invest $5.4 billion in plant improvements. It detailed only three places, all in Michigan, where the money will be spent: Pontiac Metal Center will see a $124 million investment, Lansing Delta Township Assembly, $520 million, and Warren’s Pre-Production Operations facility, $139.5 million.
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New Manufacturing Technology To Create 2016 Honda Acura NSX

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Honda engineers gave new details about the next generation Acura NSX at SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition, held in downtown Detroit this week, and a host of new manufacturing technologies were necessary to make the car a reality.At least one of those technologies, ablation casting, will be used for the first time in the automotive market, when production begins on the car later this year at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, OH.  Full Article

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