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News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 22, 2020  

Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant

Part of a development deal with the city for the land where Mack assembly plant is being built.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 29, 2020  

Plant closings send GM to 2Q loss, but signs of improvement

The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 19, 2019  

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

In August, FBI raided the suburban Detroit home of UAW President Gary Jones as part of the widening federal investigation.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 22, 2019  

Land deals, incentives okayed for new auto plant in Detroit

Michigan’s economic development board approved a US$223 million incentive package, the automaker will create 6,400 jobs.

News General
February 28, 2019  

FCA invests big in Michigan as analysts question future of Brampton plant

Investment in Canada’s vehicle assembly sector averaged just $1.2 billion a year between 2010 and 2017, down from $2.3 billion a year in the previous decade.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 9, 2018  

Construction on Gordie Howe International Bridge officially underway: Trudeau

$5.7 billion Windsor-Detroit span will be operational by late 2024.

News Automotive Construction Manufacturing General
August 15, 2018  

Ford to spend $740M on Detroit redevelopment plans

Land development arm to seek $250 million in tax incentives to help offset the cost.

News Automotive General
July 25, 2018  

GM seeing commodity costs rise in trade war, cuts outlook

Automaker’s take on the year ahead dragged down shares of the entire auto sector.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 23, 2018  

Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020

Event is moving from its usual January start time, to allow for outdoor exhibits.

News Automotive General
June 11, 2018  

Detroit’s old train station sold to Ford for redevelopment

Michigan Central Station closed in 1988. Ford plans to disclose details of redevelopment soon.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Technology
January 16, 2018  

Magna unveils high-definition Icon Radar at NAIAS

Military inspired tech scans environment in four dimensions.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 14, 2017  

Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land

Interstate 94 Industrial Park a tax-free zone to help attract companies and jobs.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
May 8, 2017  

Detroit Packard car plant still in ruins 3 years after sale

City officials say razing the structures and cleaning up from decades of heavy manufacturing could cost up to $20 million.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
November 23, 2015  

Daimler Trucks investing $375M to bring medium-duty engine production to Detroit

Facility in Redford Township will add more than 158 jobs.

News Manufacturing General
May 12, 2015  

Jewish cemetery survives within Detroit GM auto plant

Agreement 35 years ago preserved the cemetery when GM got approval to build the plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Technology
December 12, 2014  

Magna joins Techstars program to support auto innovation

Auto supplier teams with Ford and Verizon Telematics to bring new mobile, cloud technologies to market.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 30, 2014  

GM plant to help build first shipping container homestead

The container to demonstrate the effectiveness of repurposed materials on dwellings oriented toward urban agriculture.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Sustainability Technology
December 17, 2013  

Inside GM’s huge investments in five US facilities

$1.3 billion investment brings automaker’s total spending on US manufacturing plants to $2.8 billion in 2013.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
June 10, 2013  

GM lays off 560 workers to retool Romulus engine factory

Romulus engine plant will stay closed until late 2015.

News Business Operations Operations
November 27, 2012  

Detroit-Windsor bridge on the fast track, Michigan governor says

$1-billion international bridge project still needs exemption from Buy America policy.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
November 7, 2012  

Michigan residents turn down referendum for new crossings

Ambassador Bridge owner opposes Canadian-built second bridge to Detroit.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations Operations Production Technology
September 11, 2012  

Ford adds 1,200 jobs at Detroit plant

The automaker is investing $555 million in new equipment at the facility, where it will build its Ford Fusion sedan.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
March 7, 2012  

Linamar eyes growth outside of North America

Linamar is focusing more on markets outside of North America, although CEO Linda Hasenfratz says the Detroit automakers will continue to be important customers.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
September 14, 2011  

Detroit-built Maserati makes a bang in Frankfurt [Photo Gallery]

Italian automaker looks to overtake BMW and Range Rover in luxury SUV market