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  • American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press — June 9  2013 The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From coast to coast, the industry is in top gear. Factories are operating at about 95% of capacity, and many are already running three shifts. As a result, [...]

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  • Blue, green a powerful combination

    Blue, green a powerful combination

    UAW and National Wildlife Federation guest opinion from the Toledo Blade.

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  • Chrysler to invest near $20M next year in its Perrysburg machining plant

    Chrysler to invest near $20M next year in its Perrysburg machining plant

    by Tyrel Linkhorn The Toledo Blade April 26, 2013 Chrysler Group LLC said today it will invest almost $20 million next year in its machining plant in Perrysburg Township. The investment will boost capacity for a torque converter that will be paired with Chrysler’s upcoming nine-speed automatic transmission scheduled to debut in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The nine-speed transmissions will be built at a Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind… The nine-speed transmission is key to helping Jeep boost the Cherokee’s fuel [...]

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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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  • “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “When I took this job in 2008,” says Mike Gammella, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, Ohio, “we had the foundry announced to be closed, and Engine Plant #1 had 66 people. It looked like we were vanishing.” But instead of vanishing, Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant #1 is now gaining $200 million in new investment, hundreds of new jobs, and a hot-selling new engine: the 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which powers several Ford vehicles and up until now has [...]

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  • Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    by Lindsey Ziliak, Kokomo Tribune, Feb. 28 2013 Chrysler announced Thursday it was investing $374 million and adding 1,250 jobs in Kokomo and Tipton to increase its production of fuel-efficient transmissions. Once production begins on the new nine-speed transmissions, this area will house the largest transmission installation in the world… Read more

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