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  • Johnson Controls Toledo-area Battery Plant Showcased by Clean Energy Advocates

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 13, 2012 Contact: Roger Kerson, roger@rkcommunications.net, 734.929.2875 (o); 734.645.0535 (c) Video at DrivingGrowth.org Shows Five to Ten Percent Fuel Economy Gain and Reduced Emissions from “Start-Stop” Technology $138 Million Investment, 50 New Hires at Facility Slated to Build Millions of New Batteries Holland, Ohio ‚Äì Today, national environmental groups debuted a new video at DrivingGrowth.org, showcasing fuel-saving batteries being produced at a Johnson Controls factory in Holland, Ohio which is helping lead America to a clean [...]

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  • Fuel Efficiency Key to September Jobs Growth in U.S. Auto Sector

    For immediate release Contact: Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council, 312-651-7909 Ohio, Michigan and Indiana Job Impacts Highlighted; Video of Chrysler’s Fuel Efficient SUV Production Exemplifies Continued Growth Detroit ‚Äì October 5, 2012 ‚Äì The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report for September shows continued steady jobs growth in the U.S. auto sector. According to an analysis of BLS data by DrivingGrowth.org, a website tracking the revitalization of the U.S auto industry, September data show over 1.8 million workers in [...]

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  • High-Mileage, Low-Emission Engine Research at University of Michigan Highlighted by Environmental Groups

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 13, 2012 Contact: David Isaacson, dmisaacson@rcn.com, 773-593-2741 UM Engineers Boost Fuel Economy 25 percent in Laboratory; Partnership with Industry and Government Helps Meet New Auto Standards Ann Arbor, Michigan – Cutting-edge automotive engine research at the University of Michigan College of Engineering is featured in a new video on DrivingGrowth.org, a website created by U.S. and Michigan environmental groups that track the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry. The newest video, featuring UM Associate Research Scientist [...]

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  • Auto Suppliers, Michigan Community, Environmental Leaders See Benefits of New Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

    For immediate release, August 28, 2012 Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.929.2875, roger@rkcommunications.net Detroit‚Äì Michigan community and environmental leaders praised today’s announcement of improved fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards, while key auto suppliers say they are ready to provide the technology needed to help automakers meet the new requirements. “Automakers are looking for solutions that provide better fuel economy and reduce emissions while maintaining performance,” said Erika Nielsen, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at BorgWarner, a global auto supplier headquartered [...]

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  • Fuel-Saving Technology at Saginaw’s Nexteer Plant Highlighted by U.S. and Michigan Environmental Groups

    650 New Hires Help Nexteer Meet Demand for Electric Power Steering; Vehicles Get up to Six Percent Fuel Boost in Fuel Economy

    Saginaw, Michigan ‚Äì Nexteer Automotive, a tier one automotive supplier and one of Saginaw County’s largest employers, is featured in a video on DrivingGrowth.org, a website that tracks the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry sponsored by U.S. and Michigan environmental groups.

    The video, featuring top managers and rank-and-file employees, was shot on location at Nexteer in July. It highlights electric power steering, a fuel-saving technology which can improve fuel efficiency by up to six percent in a typical passenger car.

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  • Driven by Fuel Efficiency, U.S. Auto Industry Jobs Up Nearly A Quarter Million Since 2009

    Contact: Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council, 312-651-7909 New Final Federal Fuel Economy Rules for 54.5 MPG Expected in Mid-August; Highlighting MI, IN, and OH Employment Impacts, Report Available at New DrivingGrowth.org Website. Detroit – August 8, 2012 РWith the launch of new federal vehicle fuel economy rules only about one week away, the American auto industry has grown by nearly a quarter million jobs (236,600) since June 2009 when the auto industry hit bottom, according to a new [...]

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