ATI Industrial Automation today has announced that it will break ground on a new manufacturing expansion on Friday, October 18. The company says demand for its end-effector products has led to the expansion, which will more than double its robotics tool manufacturing operations to 129,000 square feet. This investment will add more than 200 job in the future.
Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working. The Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years are affected.
General Motors' global sales rose 4.6 percent during the first nine months of the year to 7.25 million, but the increase probably won't be big enough to unseat Toyota from the global sales throne.GM said Thursday that it sold about 2.4 million light vehicles from July through September, led by an 8 percent rise in international sales including China.
A bolt fixing the pulley to the engine may become loose, leading a belt for driving the electricity generator and a pump for circulating coolant through the engine to be disengaged. In such an eventuality, the engine would overheat and the volume of electricity stored in the battery would dive, causing the engine to stall, Honda said.
You can drive around in a plug-in hybrid for next to nothing if you were already spending $200 a month on gas, says John O'Dell, a senior editor at auto site Edmunds.com. For drivers enticed by the possibility of dramatically reducing their reliance on gasoline, the discounts on plug-in electric cars are worth considering.
General Motors says it will start selling a Chevrolet Impala sedan next summer that runs on both natural gas and gasoline. The company says both fuels are needed because there are few natural gas filling stations in the U.S.
Three central Indiana cities that have lost tens of thousands of auto industry jobs have joined together in seeking a $20 million federal grant aimed at helping attract new businesses to their empty factories. Muncie, Anderson and New Castle have each put up $50,000 in matching money to $150,000 of federal funding toward strategy development on the grant proposals.
The rare study of travel products marketed to animal owners was released earlier this month and will be followed by tests of car crates, carriers and barriers. Lifejackets are on the short list of products to be tested as soon as funding is found. Inspiration for the center and its inaugural test came nearly a decade ago.
General Motors is taking a seemingly odd approach to falling sales of pickup trucks: It's raising prices. The company says the price of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will go up almost $2,100 over the introductory price in the spring. GM is also raising prices on the GMC Sierra and other trucks.
Lockheed Martin is moving production of its joint light tactical vehicle to an assembly line at its Camden, Ark., manufacturing plant, a move it says will help make the vehicle more affordable for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
After five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it's supposed to be. Five years ago, the company unseated General Motors as the world's biggest automaker and its cars dominated much of the U.S. market with a reputation for bulletproof reliability.
Toyota has joined Hyundai and Nissan in offering to defer car loan and lease payments for government workers on furlough during the partial shutdown.The automaker's financing unit says customers of Toyota or Lexus financial services can apply to put off making payments for up to three months.
Short term improvements in jobs or sales are like a sick person getting some medicine from the doctor and feeling better the next day. A very thorough examination of all of the vital signs might show that the patient actually has a debilitating disease that will eventually render the patient bedridden over time.
Whether launching a new product, improving a product, entering a new market, meeting customer demands, or responding to market or technology changes, manufacturers need the ability to swiftly adapt their products to satisfy new requirements or conditions.
The city of Kenosha is acquiring the property that is the centerpiece of the community's auto manufacturing history. The City Council, in a special meeting Monday night, accepted the title for the land, which includes more than 100 acres in Kenosha, where auto making began in 1902.
The victims say DaimlerChrysler subsidiary, automaker Mercedes-Benz, allegedly aided human rights abuses in their country and want to sue in American courts. Daimler, however, argues that since it is a German corporation, it should not be able to be sued in a state court for actions a subsidiary allegedly took in a foreign country.
Germany blocked the introduction of tougher European Union emissions rules for cars shortly after Chancellor Angela Merkel's party received a large donation from three major BMW shareholders. The opposition Left Party cited the donation Tuesday as evidence of an uncomfortably close relationship between Merkel and German automakers.
In its annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, the union-run trust said its net assets rose $1.58 billion to $10.29 billion between January and December of 2012. That was a bigger increase than those posted by trusts for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. retirees.
Germany has managed to delay tougher European Union car emission rules amid fears they could harm its automotive industry. The 28-nation bloc's environment ministers on Monday agreed amid strong lobbying from Berlin to further tweak the proposed rules.
An auto parts supplier is opening a $110 million plant in suburban Detroit that will employ 400 workers. French company Plastic Omnium plans a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for the Inergy Automotive Systems facility, located in Wayne County near New Boston.
When South Carolina gave Daimler Trucks $2 million to buy land in York County five years ago, the hope was the vehicle-maker would move its company's headquarters to the region. But now Daimler Trucks is trying to sell the undeveloped land on Lake Wylie after deciding to expand its current headquarters in Portland, Ore.
Many smaller suppliers went under during the recession and after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, leaving larger companies with tighter production capacity as the buying market rebounded, Sharland said.
The show has 22 of the German-made cars, starting with a 1938 Type 64 Berlin-Rom Racer and including actor Steve McQueen's 1958 Speedster, fashion designer Ralph Lauren's 1988 Type 959 and a 1989 Panamericana concept car with a zip-off roof that's never been in the U.S. before and was an 80th birthday gift to Ferry Porsche.
Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars. The center will bring together battery makers, car companies and researchers who will test new batteries for prototype vehicles.
China's auto sales grew at their fastest rate in eight months in September as Japanese brands rebounded from a slump sparked by political tensions with Tokyo. Sales of passenger vehicles rose 21.1 percent to 1.6 million vehicles, up from August's 10 percent growth, an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers, said Friday.