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Government Shutdown, But You Can Still Drive
The biggest effect that this will have on the automotive industry is the EPA is closed and won't be able to issue testing or certificates. While that doesn't sound like much, for an automaker it can spell some sizable setbacks, for example, the Mazda6 ...

Plan Aims to Bolster 'Vital' State Industry
Tom Easterday, who is also executive vice president of Lafayette-based Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., says the industry-led initiative calls for more work force training programs and innovation centers that would build on existing college ...

Groups unveil strategic plan to drive auto industry
Economic-development officials and auto-industry representatives are out to leverage the state's leading position in the industry and do even more vehicle manufacturing in Indiana by making it more competitive. A strategic plan was published Tuesday by ...

SA auto industry may lose business
This as a strike by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members in the component supply sector enters its fourth week. All seven of South Africa's major car manufacturers have shut down due to the industrial action. They're estimated ...

September 2013 Sales: Industry Slips 4 Percent
September is shaping up as one of the weakest sales months this year. Overall, the industry had a decrease of 4 percent, with many automakers falling into a slump. Over half of all brands were in the negative last month, including Chevrolet, Hyundai ...

Telecoms, IT, Electronics, Media & Internet
Turkey's exports reached $12.5 billion in September with an 11 percent rise from the same month a year earlier, led by the hike in the automotive sector, totaling $111.9 billion in the first nine months, according to figures revealed by the Turkish ...

Car manufacturers losing R50m/day
JOHANNESBURG - The Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (Ameo) has warned that if the strike by workers in the automotive components sector is not called off, it could lead to the demise of the industry. More than 40,000 workers affiliated ...

US auto industry remains bullish despite government shutdown, slow September ...
US auto industry remains bullish despite government shutdown, slow September ...

Automakers jittery over a long government shutdown
It's unclear just how many of those might now defer plans to buy a new car, but auto industry officials warn that the federal shutdown could have a major impact on the industry – especially if the political logjam drags on for more than a short while ...

Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit Draws Industry Leaders to MGM ...
Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit Draws Industry Leaders to MGM ...

Goliath GM takes a close look at the auto industry's David, Tesla
DETROIT (Reuters) -- In Wall Street's retelling of the biblical Book of Samuel, General Motors Co. is Goliath and electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is David, the would-be giant slayer. Tesla's market value has soared 470 percent this year to $23 ...

Auto industry's shift away from Canada to gain speed
Vehicle production in Canada is poised to slump by as much as 25 per cent by 2020, as global auto makers invest heavily in rival auto centres such as Mexico, the United States and other growing markets. Car makers built 2.454 million vehicles in Canada ...

Standard Bank Sydney Soundy Challengin​g 2014 for South African Automotive ...
Standard Bank Sydney Soundy Challengin​g 2014 for South African Automotive ...

Mitigating Risk in Automotive Supply Chain
The sub-tier supply chain, Tier 2 and below, is a real strategic challenge for the global automotive industry. There are volume constraints for specific parts and components, and we are beginning to see industry segments facing parts shortages, both ...

Garagesocial: Innovating the Auto Industry
Garagesocial is a revolutionary social networking community for people to discover, list and share their vehicles online. By creating an interactive and user-friendly interface, the company aims at “Connecting the Automotive World” through new and ...

New automobile industry masterplan to save N550bn – Aganga
Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, has said that the Federal Government has commenced with immediate effect, the implementation of measures to develop the Nigerian automotive industry. Speaking in Abuja, Aganga stated that the ...

Escape From Detroit: The Auto Industry Heads South
Auto industry jobs in North America are moving south, and soon the U.S. could have fewer than half the total automotive jobs in the North American Free Trade Agreement zone that includes Mexico and Canada, according to a Brookings Institution report ...

Bryant: South Mississippi can benefit from state's booming auto industry
The auto industry is booming in Mississippi, he said, creating 5,147 jobs and $883 million in new capital investment just this year. Mississippi is competing with other states for a worldwide market for new business and is rated No. 9 on the Top States ...

Keeping Tennessee Auto and Advanced Industries Competitive
Yet, this moment in Tennessee also speaks to the broader competitive challenge facing both the U.S. auto industry as a whole and the broader portfolio of what we call “advanced industries” (AIs). As defined by the Metropolitan Policy Program AIs like ...

Auto Industry Moving South?
“Auto industry jobs in North America are moving south, and soon the U.S. could have fewer than half the total automotive jobs in the North American Free Trade Agreement zone that includes Mexico and Canada, according to a Brookings Institution report ...

Think tank urges Tenn. to build on auto industry gains
Tennessee has made great strides in building an auto manufacturing industry but it must act to build on that momentum, according to a new report from a prominent think tank. The Brookings Institution, a public policy institute based in Washington D.C ...

Chambers County trades spindles for suppliers as Alabama auto industry rises
LANETT, Alabama – In East Alabama's Chambers County, the textile industry facilities are all gone, many of the last survivors wiped away in one brutal year of rapid-fire plant closings. In their place have come a string of companies that use plastic ...

Tools for growth: Toolmakers hold key to auto industry jobs, expert says
Chief Operating Officer James Uhm stands on the production line at DAS North America's facility in Montgomery. The car seat maker expanded this summer and plans to make its own components instead of importing from overseas. / AMANDA ...

Native vs. HTML5: How the auto industry is forcing change for the mobile web
Today's mobile apps are mostly native. However, in a lot of ways, HTML5 is a goldmine waiting to be discovered by developers. It has the ability to “build once and deploy to many,” meaning any device with a web browser can support them. This approach ...

China In the Process of Recalling 180000 Cars From 3 Different Manufacturers
China Car Times is the number one portal for the latest information, statistics, and industry information on the Chinese automotive industry. Over the past six years of operation we have seen the Chinese auto market grow from a backwater of old ...

Rick Haglund: Gov. Snyder's call to double down on auto industry may not be ...
Rick Haglund: Gov. Snyder's call to double down on auto industry may not be ...

Shortage of tool shops could stall US industry's upturn
In the little corner of the car business where skilled machinists repair broken dies through the wee hours of the night and perfect the tools that will turn out smooth body panels, an alarm bell is ringing. The American tool and die industry is ...

UK car industry in drive to boost supply chain
The UK car industry is on a global charm offensive to rebuild the shrunken supply chain behind Britain's auto business, targeting 15,000 new jobs and almost 200 fresh projects over the next three years. Leveraging a boom in “Made in Britain”, the ...

Global Automotive Aftermarket Brake Friction Parts Industry
Ltd., Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd., Continental AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Dongying Xinyi Automobile Fitting Co Ltd., Federal-Mogul Corporation, Fras Le, Honeywell Friction Materials Germany GmbH, Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd., Meritor, Inc., Nan ...

State faces challenges to maintain appeal to auto industry
Last week, the Brookings Institution, the renowned research and policy organization, delivered a strong report on Tennessee's automotive manufacturing industry that is a road map to guide this important industry to an even more dynamic future ...

State faces challenges to maintain appeal to auto industry
Last week, the Brookings Institution, the renowned research and policy organization, delivered a strong report on Tennessee's automotive manufacturing industry that is a road map to guide this important industry to an even more dynamic future ...

Plevneliev: In 5 years 30000 Bulgarians will work in the car sector
Our country is rapidly growing as a supplier of automotive components for the giants in the industry, he noted. 8 out of 10 cars in Europe have technical components which were manufactured in Bulgaria, Plevneliev added. "The automotive industry is of ...

Automotive industry charity plans care centre revamp
The automotive industry charity says the project will deliver a world class care facility which will ensure those connected to the industry, or their immediate dependents, have access to care of the highest quality both in the short and long term. BEN ...

South African Auto Industry Resolves One-Month Strike
october-08 Automotive industry workers in South Africa have reached a compromise with their employers, ending a one-month strike that has reduced output to levels not seen for decades. Under the new agreement, workers involved in the National Union of ...

Supply chain boost for auto industry
The UK's car industry plans to create 15,000 new jobs and 200 fresh projects in its supply chain over the next three years. Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson (Flickr). The sector hopes to capitalise on over £6 billion of investment in the last two years ...

Automotive Industries Magazine Cover Story Features Adcole Corporation
MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Adcole Corporation announced that "Automotive Industries Magazine" featured the company's Adcole Model 1310 Camshaft Gage on the cover of the June 2013 issue. The gage measures 100% of ...

Institute Of Motor Industry Exports Best Of British Automotive Expertise And ...
Institute Of Motor Industry Exports Best Of British Automotive Expertise And ...

Auto industry a driving force in BC
I recently had the opportunity to talk about B.C.'s ever-changing automotive industry in front of the BC Government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This is an important process and one which the New Car Dealers ...

Economic Factors a Concern for October Automotive Industry Deliveries
In September U.S. auto deliveries were down 4.2% from the same month last year. Deliveries, however, were up 8.1% year-to-date from 2012. In September deliveries reported were 1.139 million down from 1.189 million in September 2012. September 2013 ...

Auto industry a driving force in BC
I recently had the opportunity to talk about B.C.'s ever-changing automotive industry in front of the BC Government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This is an important process and one which the New Car Dealers ...

US auto industry sales to hit 16.4 million in 2014, forecast says
DETROIT (Reuters) -- The U.S. auto industry's new-vehicle sales in 2014 will hit their highest level since 2006 as consumers continue to replace aging cars and trucks, a research firm said today. Edmunds.com forecast that sales next year will hit 16.4 ...

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane holding talks on future of car industry
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane will not say whether Ford and Toyota asked for more taxpayer assistance during talks in Melbourne today. Mr Macfarlane visited the carmakers, after a similar trip to Adelaide for talks with Holden a week ago. Last week ...

Our View: Tennessee has opportunity to grow with the auto industry
A recent report from the Brookings Institution research organization puts Tennessee in the driver's seat when it comes to being a leader in automotive manufacturing. But to sustain the state's momentum and take advantage of its unique position, state ...

Automobile industry caught in a jam
As anyone who's spent time in urban areas knows, traffic jams and auto emissions are serious issues. Transportation authorities and city planners have tried to address these problems with various measures, including limitations on automobile sales and ...

How the US automotive industry markets to Europe
Historically, there's been little love between US consumers and the distinct styles of Northern Europe. In the 1960s, a foreign car would stick out like a sore thumb on America's sprawling highways. Detroit's auto giants reigned supreme, and Americans ...

Auto industry's rapid rise puts parts suppliers in high demand
But the robust demand has presented a dilemma, says J. Scot Sharland executive director of the Automotive Industry Action Group. The region does not have enough suppliers to locally source, and that, he says, threatens production output, the continuity ...

Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct 2013
The distinctive attributes of the auto industry impelled us to have a dedicated sector for the industry in our database. The automobile sector is one of the 16 Zacks sectors, unlike the S&P classification where autos are clubbed into the Consumer ...

Report: Auto industry continues to request price reductions
DETROIT—Price reduction requests continues to be the standard operating procedure within the auto industry, with auto makers and their largest suppliers seeking an average reduction of 3.1 percent from their supply base, according to the 2013 Pricing ...

Prolonged shutdown could slow auto industry's sales
With little sign of progress in Washington and a default deadline looming, there is growing unease in the automobile industry about the impact that a prolonged government shutdown could have on car and truck sales. So far, the effect has been minimal ...

City's Auto Industry Focus Of Fenton Lecture Series
A trustee of the Fenton History Center provided a handful of history and auto enthusiasts with insight into Jamestown's once thriving automobile industry. On Wednesday, Art Osterdahl presented a look at automobile manufacturing within and around ...


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