Ford idling car plant in Mich. extra two weeks on light demandThu, 27, Oct 2016
Ford said today it will idle its Wayne, Mich., car factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year to adjust supply with demand. The plant makes the light-selling Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars.
Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operationsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.
Johnson Controls spinoff Adient to move headquarters from Milwaukee to metro DetroitTue, 25, Oct 2016
Johnson Controls spinoff and soon-to-be new public company Adient is doubling down in the Detroit area. The world's largest automotive seating supplier said it will transition its operational headquarters from Milwaukee to metro Detroit in the coming months.
Maybe the car sales rules should changeMon, 24, Oct 2016
Keith Crain's role of white knight in calling out Tesla is misguided.
FCA cuts prompt Faurecia to close 2 plants, lay off 348 near DetroitTue, 11, Oct 2016
Faurecia North America plans to lay off 348 employees and close two metro Detroit plants as a result of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinuing production of its Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart models.
Tesla should play by the rulesMon, 10, Oct 2016
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is attempting to blackmail the governor of Michigan into making an exception for him and let him sell cars directly to customers. Tesla has to learn to play by the rules sooner or later.
UAW confirms return of Ford Bronco, RangerMon, 10, Oct 2016
Ford will launch its Ranger compact pickup and a revived Bronco SUV in the U.S., according to the chairman of UAW Local 900's bargaining unit for Ford's plant in Wayne, Mich., where the two vehicles would be produced.
Chinese auto glassmaker Fuyao to invest $70 million in Mich. plantThu, 06, Oct 2016
Fuyao Automotive North America plans to invest $70 million to transform the former American Blind & Wallpaper Factory building in suburban Detroit into an automotive glass plant and r&d center.
Average fuel economy slips again in Sept., Mich. researchers sayWed, 05, Oct 2016
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in September dropped 0.1 mpg from August to 25.2 mpg, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute reported today.
FCA plans new test track at Sterling Heights plantTue, 04, Oct 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is planning to build a new test track, among other improvements, as it prepares to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, according to municipal government documents.
Ford employees moving into former department store near HQ this monthTue, 04, Oct 2016
Ford employees will move into the former home of Lord & Taylor at the Fairlane Town Center near the automaker's headquarters in Dearborn later this month.