Honda, Hitachi form JV to develop, make electric motorsTue, 07, Feb 2017
Honda, aiming to make electrified vehicles account for two-thirds of its global sales by 2030, agreed today to form a joint venture with Japanese supplier Hitachi to develop, produce and sell the motors that make those vehicles run. The partners will produce some of the motors at Hitachi's plant in Kentucky.
Ford starts shipping Super Duty pickups from Kentucky factoryTue, 09, Aug 2016
Lexus ES-350 launch was a success because Toyota invested in people, exec saysMon, 01, Aug 2016
Before Toyota Motor Manufacturing launched production of the Lexus ES-350 at its massive plant in Georgetown, Ky., last year, the automaker invested in its workforce with 1.5 million hours of training, the president of the plant said Monday.
Super Duty spurs supplier rush to Ky.Mon, 01, Aug 2016
Suppliers from Thailand, Spain and France are among those putting down roots in Kentucky. The parts industry newcomers say the state is an ideal location to supply not only Ford but the Japanese, Korean and German plants that have sprung up across the Southeast.
GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirlFri, 24, Jun 2016
General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will “upgrade and modify” the Bowling Green plant's vehicle assembly operations for “technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements.”
Faurecia opens Ky. plant to build Ford Super Duty seatsFri, 03, Jun 2016
Faurecia SA, the French auto supplier, is inaugurating a new seat plant today in Simpsonville, Ky. The plant will supply complete seat systems for the Ford Super Duty pickup, made at the Ford Motor Co. Kentucky Truck Plant in nearby Louisville.
Ford plans $1.3 billion upgrade of Kentucky truck plantTue, 01, Dec 2015
Ford will invest $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup. Ford said the plans, including a new body shop, will create 2,000 jobs, most of them new hires.
GM to invest $439 million in paint shop expansion at Corvette plantThu, 21, May 2015
Ram debuts 2 new ads during Kentucky DerbyFri, 01, May 2015
Most GM, Ford, Toyota plants resume operations after snowstormThu, 05, Mar 2015
General Motors, Ford and Toyota plants resumed production today after some canceled shifts because of hazardous weather in the South and Midwest on Thursday. One GM plant in Tennessee canceled production shifts today.
Toyota breaks ground on N.A. headquarters in TexasTue, 20, Jan 2015
A Toyota Tundra bulldozed through soil today in Plano, Texas, breaking ground on the automaker's new North American headquarters. Toyota in April said it would relocate the headquarters to Plano from Torrance, Calif. The move will consolidate engineering, sales, marketing, finance and corporate staff.