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Automakers account for about a third of the state's industrial expansion
Industry experts say that though the auto industry as a whole is not where it was before the recession, its improvement is encouraging. Steve Sewell, executive vice president for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, which works to attract ...

How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Will Affect The Auto Industry
Over the next few months, the auto industry may receive a boost from customers replacing cars lost during Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Maryland National Guard, Flickr). by: Peter Bigelow. See More Articles from this Author. The effects of Hurricane Sandy ...

Will the Auto Industry Survive The Perfect Storm?
... ultimate goal is to pursue a career where he can mesh his passion for business and for cars. Jibbin brings an unique perspective to TFLcar with a passionate eye toward the latest trends and comprehensive, expert and in depth automotive industry ...

Global and China Automotive Exhaust System Industry Report, 2012
The strong demand of Chinese market on top grade automobiles also pulls the German automotive industry, which in turn benefits the exhaust system enterprises in Germany. Ebersp?cher and Boysen are the leading automotive exhaust system players in ...

'Delinquent unions' behind auto strife
State Manufacturing Minister Richard Dalla-Riva said yesterday Autodom's decision to suspend work for 48 hours, standing down 400 workers while seeking further industry support, came less than three months after "reckless and disruptive industrial ...

Oliver Wyman's Automotive Consulting Practice Welcomes Three Detroit-Based ...
Oliver Wyman's Automotive Consulting Practice Welcomes Three Detroit-Based ...

Auto sales up in October, despite Sandy
The storm could cut sales by 1 percent to 3 percent, or about 20,000 vehicles, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive, an industry consulting firm. Schuster said any lost sales would likely shift to November ...

Car Dealers Help Drive Auto Industry Cash To Romney
So far this election cycle, Mitt Romney has received about $2.5 million from individuals and political action committees connected to the automotive industry and giving contributions in the form of $200 or more. Barack Obama, by comparison, has ...

Auto industry shifts into overdrive as October sales hit all-time high
TORONTO — Auto sales in Canada proved surprisingly strong in October when the number of cars and trucks sold hit an all-time high for the month. But what is more encouraging is that there appears no end in sight to the sales momentum, observers said ...

Obama's US Auto Industry Better Off Than Four Years Ago: Cars
Mitt Romney, who has criticized Obama's auto rescue, is trailing in Ohio, a state vital to his chances to win the White House, where the auto industry accounts for 4 percent of the workforce. Polls show the Republican also trails in Michigan. The two ...

UPDATE 1-Auto supplier collapse threatens GM, Ford production in Australia
Australia's automotive industry, based mainly in southern Victoria and South Australia states, is a major contributor to Australia's manufacturing base with three manufacturers exporting $3.3 billion worth of vehicles a year with the aid of around 160 ...

Sandy will soak the auto industry
Also, a few months from now, used car buyers should keep their antennae up as that "great deal" might have a hidden past. And a fish in the glovebox. SEMA 2012: Hot Wheels Camaro, squadrons of Scions. Speaking of masses of cars completely ruined ...

Bitauto Announces Strategic Investment from AutoTrader Group
2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bitauto Holdings Limited ("Bitauto" or the "Company") (NYSE: BITA), a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry, today announced that certain existing ...

U.S. auto industry to recover sales losses from Superstorm Sandy
But industry experts believe the natural disaster, which took away at least three days of sales in one of the U.S. automotive industry's most important markets, could mean increased car and truck sales toward the end of the year, and into 2013. “As ...

Auto industry shifts into overdrive as October sales hit all-time high
TORONTO — Auto sales in Canada proved surprisingly strong in October when the number of cars and trucks sold hit an all-time high for the month. But what is more encouraging is that there appears no end in sight to the sales momentum, observers said ...

Auto industry shifts into overdrive as October sales hit all-time high
TORONTO — Auto sales in Canada proved surprisingly strong in October when the number of cars and trucks sold hit an all-time high for the month. But what is more encouraging is that there appears no end in sight to the sales momentum, observers said ...

Did Bush Save General Motors? Obama Messed Up Chrysler
If you accept the dubious logic the federal government “saved” the auto industry (which requires ignoring other things that rescued General Motors, such as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and Thai floods, that battered its Japanese competitors ...

Harman International Industries' CEO Discusses F1Q13 Results - Earnings Call ...
Harman International Industries' CEO Discusses F1Q13 Results - Earnings Call ...

Tie-up with Honda set to drive change in Proton
SHIFTING up a gear is just what the automotive industry seems to be going through right now, with conglomerate DRB-Hicom Bhd playing matchmaker for national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and Japanese giant Honda Motor Co Ltd. While merits of the ...

CNN bus tour in Toledo
Important to people in Ohio, and specifically Toledo, is the automotive industry. Mr. Velshi cited a front-page story in Friday's Blade about Detroiters' lingering feelings about Mr. Romney's remarks in 2008 concerning the auto sector's financial ...

Obama's US auto industry better off than four years ago
Ron Bloom, assistant to U.S. President Obama for manufacturing policy, second from left, and Brian Deese, a senior economic adviser at the White House, right, chat with a worker during an event at Chrysler Group LLC's assembly plant in Sterling Heights ...

Indy's female auto dealers say they bring another perspective to male ...
Indy's female auto dealers say they bring another perspective to male ...

New Auto Policy Is Ready – Minister
The once vibrant local automobile industry was allowed to lapse into irrelevance for many years as successive governments through unfavourable policies gradually shitted focus of those operating in the sector from production to importation of fully ...

Experts say it makes sense for brand to expand production
Experts say it makes sense for brand to expand production. BY TYREL LINKHORN BLADE BUSINESS WRITER. Facebook Twitter Reddit Digg E-mail Print Rss. A Jeep made by Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. is on exhibit in Beijing in 2009. Chrysler's joint ...

Custom auto industry is revved up for action
But the vast majority of the convention floor was crammed with 125,000 salesmen, car customizers and mom-and-pop auto shop owners who gathered to see and sell the latest technology in the aftermarket car industry. SEMA got its start in 1963 when a ...

Top 20 Most Influential People In The Auto Industry
Well, we did, and came up with a TOP 20 list of the most influential people in the auto industry. We decided not set a particular order, just a random one between the 20 names, so you can contribute and let us know what your order would be and who else ...

Rajasthan to develop two automotive zones
Gurgaon : Rajasthan will set up two automotive zones in Alwar district in a bid to develop the state as an automobile manufacturing hub, Rajasthan Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek said here Sunday. The state already has a special auto engineering ...

Auto industry could ease manufacturing slowdown
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's manufacturing industry has seen its recovery stall, and experts predict things will get worse as many of the state's largest companies feel the effects the European financial crisis and slowing growth in China. The U.S ...

Manufacturing perks hidden under the bonnet
Significantly, the car industry provides the base-load demand to justify the installation of production facilities in other industries. The demands it makes of its suppliers for high quality products have had significant spill-over benefits in other ...

Autodom a clear sign of manufacturing doom
Forge Group, freed from the shackles of its entanglement with the car industry, had a rocky beginning, falling to as low as 16 cents in early 2009. But then China and the Australian mining boom had its second coming and Forge's share price hit $7 in ...

Disgrace: Obama lies about Mitt Romney's position on the auto bailout. Again.
I believe the federal government should invest substantially more in basic research — on new energy sources, fuel-economy technology, materials science and the like — that will ultimately benefit the automotive industry, along with many others. I ...

LaSorda challenges health care industry to improve
The Southfield-based Automotive Industry Action Group initiated a plan five years ago to educate the health care industry in ways of automotive streamlining, said David LaLain, vice president of commercial development. AIAG estimates that employee ...

The auto industry bailout — a classic case of crony capitalism
Peter Schweizer, in the Washington Times, helps expose the auto industry bailout for what it was — “a classic tale of cronyism, in which the well-connected sped away with big bucks.” In this instance, the “well-connected” can be found mainly in the ...

Volvo welcomes reform of tax structure in car industry
There is a growing realisation that the local car industry will eventually undergo a reform of its tax structures, though it is not expected to take place immediately, said a head of a foreign car seller. “On the ongoing issue of car taxes, while there ...

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Auto Industry Could Ease Manufacturing Slowdown
Indiana's manufacturing industry has seen its recovery stall, and experts predict things will get worse as many of the state's largest companies feel the effects the European financial crisis and slowing growth in China. The U.S. Bureau of Labor ...

Motor Trend Journalist Also Taking Money To Be A Spokesperson For An ...
<i>Motor Trend</i> Journalist Also Taking Money To Be A Spokesperson For An ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #9, Saved the US Auto Industry
If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won't go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. Mitt Romney could not have ...

This Billionaire Is Bullish On The Auto Industry
Visteon is the global supplier of various products to the auto industry, from electronics, lighting to climate control. Prior to SAC Capital's announcement, the company had released 2012 guidance that was moved to the upper end of its previous range on ...

Car maker workers at aiAutomotive in Woodville set to go back to work
He said unions and workers would be kept informed of progress and hoped there would be "minimal disruption to operations and to the Australian automotive industry through the resumption of supply of critical components as soon as possible." ...

Auto industry expansion projects in Indiana promise thousands of new jobs
“That becomes an incredibly important foundation for our automotive industry. When they're on a virtuous cycle, we're on a virtuous cycle, too,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Dan Hasler. “If the auto industry is robust and growing, I am sure ...

Storm could lead to increased auto sales, industry website says
Once life returns to normal for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the auto industry could see extra sales from people who delayed purchases or need to replace vehicles, according to an automotive- industry website. “In Hurricane Katrina, which ...

United States of Europe Needed for Obama-Style Auto Fix
President Barack Obama's re-election bid today in part is a referendum on the government-backed auto- industry restructuring. Win or lose, his administration's work on the U.S. auto industry is held up as a model for Europe. General Motors Co. (GM) and ...

Luxury car maker BMW starts to feel industry pain
“Like the rest of the sector, we are now beginning to feel some headwind,” Norbert Reithofer said in a statement, which BMW put down to “intense competition”—an industry term for rising levels of incentives to attract customers such as low interest ...

RENAULT : inaugurates the world's largest photovoltaic system in the ...
RENAULT : inaugurates the world's largest photovoltaic system in the ...

East Malaysia still a growing market for premium automotive industry – BMW M ...
East Malaysia still a growing market for premium automotive industry – BMW M ...

Election 2012: Did the auto industry, bailout affect your vote for president?
Whether it was the candidates themselves during debates or Donald Trump and a Chrysler Group LLC executive on Twitter, the “success” of the U.S. automotive industry following the $85 billion bailout in 2008-2009 was a hot topic of discussion. Between ...

East Malaysia still a growing market for premium automotive industry – BMW M'sia
KUCHING: Sabah and Sarawak continue to grow as an important market for the premium segment of the Malaysian automotive industry with expected growth of up to 20 per cent in 2012. BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd (BMW Malaysia) managing director and chief ...

Auto Serve 2012 to kick start Nov 12 in Chennai
Chennai, Nov 6 — The fifth edition of Auto Serve 2012, a three-day exhibition on automotive after market business held by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will kick start Nov 16 here, said an organiser Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, R. Dinesh, ...

Suzuki quits U.S.; will Mitsubishi be next?
Suzuki's decision to stop selling cars in the U.S. comes as little surprise to automotive industry experts and raises questions about the ability of other automakers with small volume, such as Mitsubishi, to compete. Suzuki sold just 21,188 cars and ...


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