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  • Tiny Chevrolet Sonic helps Detroit shake off rust

    Tiny Chevrolet Sonic helps Detroit shake off rust

    By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press Jan. 4, 2013 DETROIT (AP) ‚Äî When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection. Read more…

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  • Ford investing $773 million in 6 Michigan plants, adding 2,350 jobs

    Ford investing $773 million in 6 Michigan plants, adding 2,350 jobs

    by Alisa Priddle Detroit Free Press December 27, 2012 Ford will create 2,350 hourly jobs and invest $773 million in six southeast Michigan plants during the next two years, fueled by Americans’ decisions to replace aging cars and trucks… Read more…

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  • Nexteer adding 325 jobs to build  fuel-saving technology in Saginaw

    Nexteer adding 325 jobs to build fuel-saving technology in Saginaw

    “Nexteer, in five or ten years, will be bigger than it is today,” said Niklaus A. Von Matt, product engineering manager at auto supplier Nexteer. He made that prediction at the end of July, when he talked with DrivingGrowth.org about market opportunities for the company’s fuel-saving Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

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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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  • Daimler, Obama trumpet plan to build complete powertrains in 1 plant

    Daimler, Obama trumpet plan to build complete powertrains in 1 plant

    by Theresa Clift Automotive News December 11, 2012 DETROIT — Starting in 2015, Daimler AG says it will have the first North American plant to produce a fully integrated powertrain — transmissions, axles and engines with turbochargers — for commercial vehicles under one roof. With President Obama on hand for the announcement Monday, Daimler said it will spend $120 million on its Detroit Diesel plant in suburban Redford, Mich. The expansion will create 115 jobs… “By putting everything together in […]

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  • More Satisfied Customers? DOE Battery Research Could Make Driving Easier for Me ‚Äì and Other Electric Vehicle Owners

    More Satisfied Customers? DOE Battery Research Could Make Driving Easier for Me – and Other Electric Vehicle Owners

    For two years in a row, the Chevy Volt has ranked #1 in the Consumer Reports customer satisfaction survey, with a whopping 92% of vehicle owners saying they’d buy the same car again.

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