Ohio

Dana to expand Ohio HQ, new UAW contract approved

5:56 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Dana plans to expand its headquarters in suburban Toledo, Ohio, and consolidate workers from other offices in the new space....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Toyota goes where the jets fly

1:03 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
After all the explanations about why Toyota is closing its manufacturing headquarters near Cincinnati, there is still one other factor: the consolidation of the airline industry. Blame it on Delta....
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Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engine should help the venerable F-150 close the fuel economy gap with Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 3.0-liter diesel engine and an industry best EPA rating of 28 mpg highway....
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Ohio Senate panel approves bill allowing Tesla retail stores

6:16 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
An Ohio Senate committee approved a bill barring automakers from selling directly to consumers except for three stores operated by Tesla Motors. The compromise was approved by Tesla and the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, which had sought to block the automaker's sales model, said Senator Scott Oelslager, the committee chairman....
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Ford to move medium-duty truck line from Mexico to Ohio

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Ford, which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move truck production there from Mexico early in 2015....
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U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' joins UAW at Chrysler

1:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job at Chrysler Group....
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Ford to face new trial over commercial truck dealers’ pricing contracts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2014
Ford must face a new trial on claims the company violated commercial truck dealers’ pricing contracts in the retrial of a case that previously generated a $2 billion award against the company....
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GM, Isuzu to invest $60 million in engine joint venture

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
General Motors and Isuzu Motors plan to invest $60 million to upgrade technology in their diesel engine joint venture in Ohio....
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Chinese glass supplier to reopen part of GM Moraine plant

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
A Chinese automotive glass manufacturer today agreed to buy a large portion of the former General Motors SUV plant in Moraine, Ohio, and said it plans to create about 800 jobs within five years....
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Cooper Tire drops Apollo Tyres merger bid, citing financing

9:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Cooper Tire & Rubber dropped plans to merge with India's Apollo Tyres, saying financing for the transaction is no longer available following a valuation dispute with the Indian competitor....
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Party with the Porsches at Ohio store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Bar mitzvahs, runway fashion shows, fundraisers, dinners and after-parties are among the events held at Porsche of Beachwood in Beachwood, Ohio....
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Tesla retail model faces new legal challenge in Ohio

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Ohio new-car dealers aren't giving up in their fight with Tesla. After a dealership licensing amendment to block Tesla from selling vehicles in the state wasn't taken up by state legislators earlier this month, dealers are now suing several parties to have Tesla's retail license nullified, a newspaper reported today....
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Tesla's plan to sell in Ohio dodges bullet

5:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
Tesla's business model appears safe in Ohio -- for now. The state's House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee didn't vote on a licensing amendment Tuesday that Tesla Motors Inc. says would prevent it from selling vehicles in Ohio....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT....
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Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days....
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GM store defuses angst of trade-in wrangling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Blake Arbogast, general manager of Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, knew from customer surveys that vehicle trade-ins were a contentious part of an otherwise smooth buying experience at his store....
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Chrysler idles 2nd shift at Cherokee plant; dealers still not getting shipments

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Chrysler Group has idled the second shift of workers hired last month to build 2014 Jeep Cherokees in Toledo, Ohio, because vehicles already produced haven't yet been released to dealerships. The temporary layoff is expected to last about two weeks....
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Ford didn't breach truck dealer contracts, Ohio jury rules

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Ford didn't breach pricing contracts with commercial truck dealers, a Cleveland jury found in the retrial of a case that previously resulted in a $2 billion judgment against the company....
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Ohio AG sues used car dealer, says it didn't deliver titles

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against a used car dealership that has gone out of business, saying that it failed to deliver titles to customers who bought used vehicles....
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Chrysler charity test drives build good will

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
On a warm Saturday morning in May, a stream of people poured into the parking lot of a suburban Toledo, Ohio, high school for a charity test drive of seven new Dodge vehicles.
Within minutes, employees of Grogan's Towne Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram helped them fill out a questionnaire and point them to a vehicle for a cruise around the parking lot....
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Steering clear of factory certification

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Rick Ricart, general sales manager of Ricart Automotive Group, likes consistency when it comes to certifying used vehicles....
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