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September 26, 2017

Toyota Investing $373M in Five Plants

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five assembly plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain that will make its debut in the Highlander Hybrid, the automaker announced.

September 21, 2017

Daimler Adds $1B EV Investment to Alabama Plant

Daimler is investing $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Ala., assembly plant that will include a new battery plant and the creation of 600 jobs, the company announced.

March 17, 2017

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

April 29, 2016

Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant

Nissan Motor Company recently took automotive journalists on a tour of its Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tenn., in conjunction with its media launch of the TITAN XD V-8 gasoline model. The Decherd Powertrain Plant produces more than 1 million engines for nine of the OEM's models it sells in the U.S., in addition to the Patrol, which is sold in Japan. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

December 11, 2015

Faraday Future to Build Production Plant in Las Vegas

The company has selected North Las Vegas because the area offers expansive development space, an encouraging tax environment, close proximity to their California headquarters, and nearby access to Las Vegas for plant tours.

August 27, 2015

GM Ending 1.4L Engine Production

General Motors will cease production of the 1.4-liter gasoline engine that powers the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt by year's end, as it begins production of two new Ecotec engines for the next generations of those compact cars.

July 23, 2015

Mitsubishi Likely Ending U.S. Car Production

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is expected to close its only North America plant, and focus its attention on growing markets in Asia, according to a Reuters report.

July 23, 2015

Kenworth Plant Earns Top Workplace Award

Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

June 22, 2015

GM Invests $245M at Mich. Plant for Bolt EV

General Motors is investing $245 million in its Orion Assembly Plant to build the Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle, the automaker has announced.

January 2, 2013

Final Assembly Inc. to Buy Four LPG Trucks with $100K Grant

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Final Assembly, Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered trucks.

October 26, 2010

Ford’s $850M Investment to Help Boost Fuel Economy

DETROIT - Ford announced plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company's commitment to upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy.

January 12, 2010

Ford Invests Additional $450M on Electric Vehicles

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is investing an additional $450 million in its aggressive electric vehicle plan, paving the way to build a next-generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle in Michigan beginning in 2012.

December 8, 2009

GM Invests $336M for Volt Assembly Plant

DETROIT - The investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant brings total Volt-related investments in Michigan to $700 million, covering eight facilities.

August 25, 2009

Toyota to Boost U.S. Four-Cylinder Engine Production

ERLANGER, KY - The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama to produce 216,000 four-cylinder engines for the Camry and RAV4 starting summer 2011.

August 13, 2009

GM to Invest $43M for Volt Battery Plant

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI - The investment includes renovation and lease costs for the 160,000-square-foot landfill-free facility, new machinery and equipment, and special tooling to support the launch of the Chevrolet Volt.

June 30, 2009

GM to Build Small Car in Michigan

DETROIT - The automaker's decision to build its future small car at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. and stamping facility in Pontiac, Mich., is dependent on negotiations between GM and state and local government officials.

February 24, 2009

GM Confirms Engine for Chevy Volt and Cruze to be Built in Flint, Michigan

DETROIT – General Motors has confirmed it will still invest approximately $250 million to bring the 1.4L 4-cyl. engine production to Flint, Mich.

December 23, 2008

Fleets Scramble to Cope With Extended Plant Shutdowns

The dramatic decrease in sales has prompted automakers to make significant adjustments to production schedules. A number of fleets are affected by the unanticipated, longer-than-normal, plant shutdowns. These fleet managers expect order-and-delivery (OTD) times to increase in 2009 due to revised production schedules. These fleet managers say the extended plant shutdown schedules, for all intents and purposes, shortens the 2009 model-year, which early-order cut-off dates will only aggravate.

September 8, 2008

Impact of Plant Shutdowns on Ship-Thru Deliveries

With a dramatic decrease in retail truck sales, some fleets are concerned that assembly plant closures and production slowdowns may delay truck deliveries and ship-thru upfits. In addition, there are further concerns about potential fleet allocation issues, availability of transportation, extended lead times caused by shift eliminations, and reduced special equipment runs. One challenge is moving completed upfit vehicles back into "traffic" when an assembly plant is shutdown.

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