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  • New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    “We’re hiring people, not laying them off. And it’s because of the CAFE standards.” –Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1714 (Lordstown, OH)

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  • BorgWarner Turbocharged Growth Leads Auto Supplier Surge

    BorgWarner Turbocharged Growth Leads Auto Supplier Surge

    by Mark Clothier Bloomberg News April 12, 2013 With U.S. auto sales percolating at the best pace since 2007, parts suppliers are riding high, too — and none more so than BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner outperformed every auto supplier in North America over the past three years. Shares of the turbocharger maker more than doubled from 2010 through 2012, which means that solid, stolid old BorgWarner, founded in the Roaring ’20s, beat some far more stylish companies Read more…

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  • Korean auto supplier expands its Holland Township operations

    Korean auto supplier expands its Holland Township operations

    by Jim Harger MLIVE February 21, 2013 HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI ‚Äì GNS America is preparing to move into a 30,000 square foot addition to the 100,000 square foot metal stamping facility the South Korean-based company acquired 3¬Ω years ago. GNS, which employs 95 at the facility, will add 15 new employees when the $2 million addition at 13341 Quincy Street is complete, according to a news release issued by Elzinga & Volkers, the contractor for the project… he new facility [...]

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  • Base oils 2013: Fuel economy drives up base oil quality

    Base oils 2013: Fuel economy drives up base oil quality

    by Cynthia Challener ICIS February 15, 2013 Legislation around the world is driving new engine design for both passenger vehicles and heavy duty trucks, leading to the need for new lubricant standards and the introduction of new lubricant grades. These lower viscosity lubricants must have greater thermal and oxidative stability under more stressful conditions; properties that can only be achieved through the use of high quality base oils… Clearly, weight reductions, improved aerodynamics and new engine designs will have the [...]

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  • Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel

    Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel

    by Yuliya Fedorinova and Marina Sysoyeva Bloomberg News February 6, 2013 Carmakers from Ford Motor Co. to Audi AG and Jaguar Land Rover Plc are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, providing relief to producers of the metal confronting excess supplies and depressed prices… “Tightening fuel economy regulations continue to drive the growth of the aluminum usage,” said Charlie Durant, senior consultant at London-based metals analysis company CRU. Read more…

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  • Study shows low rolling resistance tires perform well in winter conditions, increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Study shows low rolling resistance tires perform well in winter conditions, increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Truckinginfo February 3, 2012 Transport Canada recently released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires… The study, conducted by the National Research Council on behalf of Transport Canada’s ecoTechnology for Vehicles Program, demonstrated that the current generation of low rolling resistance tires offers a similar level of snow traction performance as conventional tires, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Read more…

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