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  • Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News September 10, 2012 Buena Vista Township ‚Äî Nexteer Automotive, whose survival was in question a few years ago, is thriving under its new Chinese owners ‚Äî booking $12 billion in new business that will keep factories humming for years to come. The supplier’s dramatic and rapid turnaround has salvaged thousands of jobs as well as the economic vitality of Saginaw County, where it is headquartered. It’s a tale of compromise and commitment. Read more…

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  • Landmark Clean Cars Success

    Landmark Clean Cars Success

    by Sarah Mulkoff National Wildlife Federation September 6, 2012 Last week marked a tremendous victory the fight to reduce the carbon pollution that fuels global warming. On Tuesday, August 28th, the Obama administration finalized the Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Economy Standards that will double the fuel economy of our cars and trucks to 54.5 MGPG by 2025‚Äîan enormous step to curb carbon pollution. Read more…  

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  • Jobs Research

    Jobs Research

    February 2013 Update: Since the auto industry employment low point in June 2009, the U.S. auto sector has added263,700 jobs as of January 2013. Employment in auto manufacturing (motor vehicle assembly plus motor vehicle parts manufacturing) has increased by164,600, for a26.4%gain since the trough. Auto dealer jobs have also grown by99,100jobs. Michigan, Ohio and Indiana represent the largest concentration of auto manufacturing jobs, accounting for 36.2% of auto manufacturing jobs nationwideaccording to December 2012 figures, the latest month for which […]

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