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First Lady makes Obama's case on auto bailouts in campaign speech
By Keith Laing - 05/01/12 04:53 PM ET First lady Michelle Obama touted the bailout of the US auto industry during a campaign appearance Tuesday, echoing efforts by the president and his reelection team to use the assistance to bolster his argument for ...

Servicing Stop launched in Ireland
Servicing Stop, the No.1 online car servicing company in UK, makes entry into the Ireland automotive Industry. The company will be operating nationwide and customers can book car service from anywhere in Ireland through their user-friendly website ...

Vincentric Releases Dynamic Cost to Own: Product Planning Edition
Bingham Farms, Michigan, May 2, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Vincentric, the leading provider of cost-of-ownership data to the auto industry, announced today an innovative product planning application for its Dynamic Cost to Own lifecycle costing ...

Market Report: Automotive Industry Breathes a Collective Sigh of Relief
Executive Director of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) J. Scot Sharland concurs, adding, “Many companies had compressed their production and tried to maintain some level of profitability, and now we are collectively struggling to manage ...

The luxury hybrid adds more industry design honors to its crowded trophy case
by Caitlin AdamsPublished: May 02, 2012 03:05 PM The unique and stylish Fisker Karma, produced by Fisker Automotive, continues to wow the auto industry with its sleek design and advanced technology. The Anaheim-based automaker has added two more ...

GM showroom deal marks shift in Canadian auto industry policy
... Alta., a transaction that gives the largest publicly traded auto dealership company in Canada its first ownership stake in a General Motors of Canada Ltd. outlet, ending what was perceived throughout the industry as a GM GM-N prohibition on public ...

Auto suppliers a hidden pillar of Calhoun County economy
“There is no question about it, the impact has been enormous,” Steve Sewell, vice president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, said about state's auto suppliers and the auto industry in general. “One of the reasons auto manufacturers ...

Demonstrate ISO 26262 conformance
A. As Automotive Marketing Manager for Europe, I lead the effort to foster the adoption of MathWorks products for technical computing and Model-Based Design in the European automotive industry. In this role, I have a strong focus on the messaging ...

Auto industry releases guidelines for replacing vital resin
More than 30 companies — representing every link in the resin supply chain as well as automakers — worked with the Automotive Industry Action Group to create interim guidelines that will provide a method to analyze and test other materials in place ...

Sustained Demand from Industrial and Automotive Sectors Drives the Global ...
Sustained Demand from Industrial and Automotive Sectors Drives the Global ...

Automakers may have dodged resin shortage threat
AP The auto industry may have steered its way around another crisis, avoiding a second major disruption of its supply chain in a year. Just last week, automakers and parts companies feared that factories could be forced to close due to a shortage of a ...

The Auto Industry's Comeback Continues
More than two years ago, the American auto industry teetered on the brink of collapse. Now, it has rebounded and has started to make vehicles for America's future. Plants are hiring more workers, manufacturers are returning to profitability, ...

Ala auto plants now regional job hubs
"There is no question about it, the impact has been enormous," Steve Sewell, vice president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, said about state's auto suppliers and the auto industry in general. "One of the reasons auto manufacturers ...

Autobytel Reports Increased Revenues and Profits for 2012 First Quarter
IRVINE, Calif., May 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Autobytel Inc. (UTD:ABTL) , a leading provider of online consumer purchase requests and marketing resources for the automotive industry, today reported increased revenues and improved profitability for ...

Israeli auto-parts maker opens plant in Auburn
Officials with the city of Auburn and ARKAL Automotive USA predicted the auto-parts maker was well positioned for growth in the automotive industry during the grand opening of its first US plant on Thursday. “We are small, but we are growing and ...

Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market ...
Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market ...

Auto suppliers a hidden pillar of Calhoun County economy
"There is no question about it, the impact has been enormous," Steve Sewell, vice president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, said about state's auto suppliers and the auto industry in general. "One of the reasons auto manufacturers ...

Career prospects in auto industry worth pursuing
By Blair Qualey, The Province May 4, 2012 3:05 AM I seem to get approached quite often these days for my thoughts on working in the automobile industry. At a time when students are debating the merits of different career paths, and the odd business ...

Bi-fuel cars may be future of auto industry
DENVER - Experts are saying we may finally be on the verge of a new dawn in the automotive industry, born of the difficulties caused by the recent surge in fuel prices. At the moment, it's a very quiet revolution. But it could end in the manufacture of ...

Pulling together for auto industry plants
Fifteen automotive research centers also are in the region. Most of the region's growth since 2008 has occurred in expansion of existing factories and in non-auto production, such as Seguin's heavy-equipment Caterpillar plant. The automotive industry ...

Auto industry density needed
Fifteen automotive research centers also are in the region. Most of the region's growth since 2008 has occurred in expansion of existing factories and in non-auto production, such as Seguin's heavy-equipment Caterpillar plant. The automotive industry ...

China Auto Show: A glimpse into the future
China's highly popular auto expo, the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition touted as the largest in the republic held from April 27 till May 2 stands testament to the paradigm shift for the global automobile industry from gas guzzling ...

New auto draft invites India to takeover our industry: Paapam
He said that auto industry in Pakistan has welcomed new investment in all sectors, but urged that new investments should not endanger the existing industry and a level playing field. PAAPAM Vice Chairman Munir K. Bana told the managing committee that ...

Qatalum ready to supply global auto industry with primary aluminium
BY MOHAMMAD SHOEB DOHA: With the new certification (ISO/TS 16949) that Qatalum has recently achieved, it will be supplying primary aluminium to the world automotive industry as well as meet the domestic requirements of the metal to host the FIFA World ...

GM China Sells 227217 Vehicles In April; Up 11.7%
Sales of passenger cars by Shanghai GM--the US auto maker's joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.--fell 2.2% to 94101 vehicles, GM said in a statement Monday. However, sales at SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM's joint venture with SAIC and Liuzhou ...

AUTOnomous: The reinvention of the automotive industry is underway (Wayland ...
AUTOnomous: The reinvention of the automotive industry is underway (Wayland ...

Qatar- Qatalum ready to supply global auto industry with primary aluminium
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) With the new certification (ISO/TS 16949) that Qatalum has recently achieved, it will be supplying primary aluminium to the world automotive industry as well as meet the domestic requirements of the metal to host the FIFA World ...

Roulunds Braking Accelerates Growth With Autodesk PLM 360
FARNBOROUGH, England, May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Roulunds Braking -- one of the world's leading manufacturers of braking products to the automotive industry -- has been successfully using Autodesk PLM 360 lifecycle management software from ...

Resurgence in Industrial and Automotive Production Drives the Global ...
Resurgence in Industrial and Automotive Production Drives the Global ...

GM's Sales Rise 12% in China, Though Cadillac Falters
Sales were helped by a 22% increase, to 117829 vehicles, by GM's microvan joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co. For January through April, GM and its joint ventures sold 972369 vehicles, up 9.4% from a year ...

Big4.com Notes PwC Report Sees Auto Industry Completed 2011 with a Disclosed ...
Big4.com Notes PwC Report Sees Auto Industry Completed 2011 with a Disclosed ...

Significance Of Rhodium Price For The Automotive Industry
This growth is coming primarily from the automotive industry as it is used as a catalyst. Almost 80% of gross demand for rhodium is used in the automotive industry. That's why I'm using rhodium to track automotive companies like General Motors Company ...

Romney taking credit for auto industry success
By STEVE PEOPLES, AP – 5 days ago EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car ...

Romney taking credit for auto industry success
EUCLID, Ohio – Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies. That claims comes in spite of ...

Iranian car industry weathers stormy year
Iran's automotive industry overcame international sanctions and a troubled domestic environment during the past 12 months, managing continued if slowed growth in what was a tough year for the country's economy. In the Persian calendar year that ended ...

The Nigeria Auto Awards Make Case for Auto Sector
The Nigerian public has been advised to pay serious attention to happenings in the country's automobile industry so as to be able to contribute their quota to the development of the sector. This was disclosed recently in Lagos by Mr. Jabez Aina-Scott, ...

Romney Taking Credit for Auto Industry Success
Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies. The presumptive Republican presidential ...

Autobytel to Present and Conduct One-On-One Investor Meetings at the 13th ...
Autobytel to Present and Conduct One-On-One Investor Meetings at the 13th ...

Despite opposing bailout, Romney says he deserves credit for auto industry ...
Despite opposing bailout, Romney says he deserves credit for auto industry ...

Romney taking credit for auto industry success
EUCLID, Ohio — Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies. That claims comes in spite of ...

Halo cars and politics still holding back real change in auto industry
To say there is no change in the auto industry would be unfair. Nonetheless, most of the changes in the auto industry which attain the headlines favors the few who might purchase, not the many who need the efficiencies for pure economic reasons; ...

Gershow Recycling Says Auto Industry Is Still Struggling
He also says that the recent report on new car sales in March and April, although an improvement, has shown that the auto industry has only marginally recovered from the recession. RL Polk recently reported that the average age of a car on the road is ...

NADA, JD Power Team Up for a New Automotive Conference in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The 2012 Western Automotive Conference, hosted by the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be held at the Biltmore Hotel on November 27. Automotive industry executives planning to attend press days at the Los ...

Jaguar F-Type Revisits Swinging '60s to Challenge Porsche: Cars
“If the product can do what the original E-Type did for Jaguar, it will be a huge boost,” said Peter Schmidt, managing director of Warwick, England-based Automotive Industry Data. “What they're doing is laudable, it's good for the brand and it's good ...

Lutz calls for 'building trust in the supplier base'
The event is hosted by the Automotive Industry Action Group, a nonprofit facilitator of cooperative ventures between automakers and the global industry that supplies component parts. Lutz has worked on both sides of the manufacturer-supplier ...

Nylon 12 snafu highlights auto suppliers' need for many sources of raw material
By David Sedgwick One might expect the shortage of nylon 12 — a material used to coat fuel lines and other components — to cause the auto industry to abandon just-in-time parts delivery. After all, wouldn't it be better to fill warehouses with parts ...

VACC Federal Budget Analysis: 'Short on Substance'For Victoria's Retail ...
VACC Federal Budget Analysis: 'Short on Substance'For Victoria's Retail ...

Auto Sales Fastest Since 2008 Ripple to Union Pacific
Nesvold has a “buy” rating on Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX, Union Pacific and Ryder System Inc. (R) (R) in Miami, which manages supply shipments for automotive and other industries. Motor- vehicle exposure isn't the main reason for his ...

Indian Paint Industry Forecast to 2015
The country continues to enjoy a healthy growth rate compared to other economies, backed by the increasing level of disposable income, and demand from infrastructure, industrial and automotive sectors, which is expected to facilitate the maintenance of ...

PowderMet 2012 opening session to focus on automotive industry
The opening keynote presentations at MPIF's PowderMet 2012 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Nashville, USA, June 10-13, will this year focus on the American automotive industry. A presentation by Drew WInter, ...


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