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  • American Axle investing $100 million in Three Rivers plant, expects workforce to top out around 1,300

    American Axle investing $100 million in Three Rivers plant, expects workforce to top out around 1,300

    by Ursula Zerilli MLIVE February 3, 2012 American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) is investing more than $100 million in its manufacturing facility in Three Rivers, which includes the addition of 500 jobs… The factory will be producing AAM’s EcoTrac™ Disconnecting AWD System, a more fuel-efficient All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System, which enables a vehicle manufacturer to offer a crossover vehicle with an all-wheel drive option to optimize fuel economy and emissions performance when compared to the base model. Read […]

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  • Auto suppliers gear up for hiring surge in 2013

    Auto suppliers gear up for hiring surge in 2013

    By Karl Henkel, Detroit News, Jan. 17, 2013 Auto parts suppliers are primed to boost jobs in 2013 in an effort to keep up with accelerating U.S. auto sales. Suppliers invested heavily in their plants beginning in 2010, but delayed hiring until the automotive recovery was firmly under way. Now, they plan to expand their payrolls by tens of thousands of jobs. Read more…

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  • Fuel efficiency tops agenda at automakers; gasoline engine downsizing the key

    Fuel efficiency tops agenda at automakers; gasoline engine downsizing the key

    Plastics Today Staff, Jan. 17 2013 92 per cent of industry executives polled in KPMG’s annual Global Automotive Executive Survey this year rated fuel efficiency as the number one criteria when it came to consumer purchase decisions, followed by safety innovations (78%), ergonomics and comfort (77%) and environmental friendliness (71%). Read more…

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  • Japanese supplier Denso expansion could add 400 jobs in Michigan

    Japanese supplier Denso expansion could add 400 jobs in Michigan

    by Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press, Jan. 15, 2013 Japanese auto supplier Denso is weighing a plan to hire 400 new workers at its operations in Battle Creek and Southfield as part of a $150 million investment. Denso revealed this morning at the North American International Auto Show that its Michigan expansion would be part of a four-year, $1 billion investment in North America. Read more…

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  • Johnson Controls: New ‘micro hybrid’ two-battery system will boost mileage

    Johnson Controls: New ‘micro hybrid’ two-battery system will boost mileage

    by Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 10 2013 Johnson Controls Inc. is introducing a battery system that combines lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries inside a car to boost gas mileage and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company said Thursday it will introduce a 48-volt micro hybrid demonstration module during the North American International Auto Show next week. Read more…

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  • Less is more: Institute Sees Strong Future for Lightweight Steel

    Less is more: Institute Sees Strong Future for Lightweight Steel

    I was surprised when I drove by a large billboard alongside I-94 the other day with a slogan that appeared to be pointed directly at me: “54.5 by 2025.” I did a double-take: Did DrivingGrowth.org start buying billboards ‚Äì but nobody told me? Is the Obama administration touting its new fuel economy standards via outdoor advertising?

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