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  • Nexteer to put $70M into Saginaw site

    Nexteer to put $70M into Saginaw site

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News December 15, 2012 Nexteer Automotive said Friday it will invest about $70 million into its Saginaw County operations and hire an additional 325 workers starting in early 2014, after it secured a new long-term contract with one of Detroit’s Big Three automakers… The supplier has been in growth mode, booking $12 billion in new business over the past 30 months. Automakers are turning to electric power steering to help boost fuel economy. The technology […]

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  • Credit agency says parts suppliers to benefit from new auto standards

    Credit agency says parts suppliers to benefit from new auto standards

    Memo to corporate bond buyers: The auto parts industry is back. That’s the news from Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency that provides investment advice to purchasers of corporate securities.

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  • Fuel-Economy Squeeze Drawing OEs to Valeo’s Electric Supercharger

    Fuel-Economy Squeeze Drawing OEs to Valeo’s Electric Supercharger

    by David E. Zola Wards Auto November 20, 2012 SOUTHFIELD, MI ‚Äì Auto makers worldwide are beginning to sign on the dotted line for Valeo’s new electric supercharger, the French supplier says… Valeo says the device, which is designed to provide a low-end power boost to help launch conventional vehicles equipped with fuel-saving stop/start technology, can work with turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, as well as naturally aspirated powerplants. Read more…

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  • Ghost Town Now Boom Town:  Innovative fuel efficiency technologies driving job growth, revitalizing communities

    Ghost Town Now Boom Town: Innovative fuel efficiency technologies driving job growth, revitalizing communities

    In my travels around the Midwest this fall, talking to people about clean energy and a safe environment, I’ve heard from many people how they are eager to move beyond politics and start in earnest rebuilding the economy and restoring America to manufacturing leadership.

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  • Old technology meets new in race to CAFE

    Old technology meets new in race to CAFE

    by Tracy Samilton Michigan Radio November 18, 2012 Automakers and their suppliers are racing to develop technologies to meet strict new CAFE standards. The rules will require companies to reach a fleet average of35 miles per gallon, roughly,by 2017, and an eye-popping 54.5 (roughly) miles per gallon, by 2025. Read more…

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  • Carbon fiber wheels lighter

    Carbon fiber wheels lighter

    by Larry Edsall Special to the Detroit News November 15, 2012 What began as a collegiate engineering exercise has produced the first commercially available one-piece automobile wheel made from carbon fiber… Because of its potential for making vehicles lighter and therefore more fuel and emissions efficient, the carbon fiber wheel development program received a grant from the Australian government. Read more…  

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