Assembly Plants -- North America

At the half: North America car and truck production by platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014....
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At the half: Top 25 North American plants and models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

N.A. auto market seen outshining other regions, despite threats

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Auto sales will continue to rise in North America through 2020 despite lingering effects of the 2009 recession, economist Jeff Schuster predicted today....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

North American tooling demands growing from foreign automakers

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
As North American production rises, Asian and European automakers are asking their tool-and-die suppliers to set up shop in North America, a consultant says....
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At the half: N.America car and truck production by plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014....
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Mitsubishi's quarterly profit gains paced by Europe

4:14 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Europe was Mitsubishi's most profitable region in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, the company said today....
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Denso makes changes in North American executive management

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso said Sadahiro “Sam” Usui is the new chairman and CEO of its North American unit based in suburban Detroit. Usui replaces Hikaru "Howard" Sugi in the position. Sugi is retiring after heading Denso International America for the past three years....
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Supplier Toyoda Gosei to expand N.A. headquarters

1:32 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
Toyota-affiliated supplier Toyoda Gosei plans to expand its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit, investing about $8 million and adding about 50 jobs....
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CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

BMW's joint venture says it cuts cost, plans to triple capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
BMW has substantially cut the cost of carbon fiber production in the three years it has operated a factory in Moses Lake, Washington....
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N.A. output rises 1%

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
North American car and truck production rose 1 percent in April from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,479,033 units....
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BMW to decide in coming months on second N.A. factory

April 8, 2014 14:45 CET
BMW is progressing with plans for a second North American factory to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region....
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BMW narrows list of potential sites for second N.A. factory

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW has narrowed down the list of potential sites for its second North American factory, which is expected to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region. At least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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BMW aims big crossover at U.S. -- and Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
BMW's decision to approve the seven-seat X7 crossover was driven by competitive pressure -- especially in the United States, says CEO Norbert Reithofer. "We cannot just ignore a market for a BMW product," he said at a press briefing Friday before a ceremony to announce a $1 billion, 100,000-unit expansion to BMW's factory in South Carolina....
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EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate....
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Dealers advise Mitsubishi at U.S. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Mitsubishi wants more product input from its dealers....
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Nissan's homegrown star in Smyrna

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
If having the neighborhood root for you counts for anything, Randy Knight should have an easy time running Nissan's big assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., this year....
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Honda's Celaya plant boosts Mexico factory presence

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
In opening its $800 million assembly plant here to build the 2015 Fit subcompact hatchback and crossover variant, Honda is joining a rapidly growing slate of automakers and suppliers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato....
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Nissan expects better profitability in 2014, Ghosn says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn forecast profitability at Japan's second-largest carmaker will improve in 2014 after the company missed out on the yen-led earnings boon at the nation's exporters....
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HANS GREIMEL

Asia boosts status as production powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be built this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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HANS GREIMEL

Asia flexes status as production powerhouse

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be assembled this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT

How Takata crossed 'dangerous bridge' on airbag quality, safety

8:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
After a series of accidents and at least two deaths allegedly caused by faulty airbags, automaker clients of Japanese supplier Takata last year ordered the largest airbag-related recall in history. The tale that emerges in a special report by Reuters is one of a company that lost its grip on quality. It's a classic case study in how a lapse in quality-control rigor can prove extraordinarily costly to even a well-regarded, successful company....
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N. American vehicle output tops 16 million in 2013

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent....
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N.A. output tops 16 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent....
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Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units....
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Stingray, Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 named 'Car of Year' finalists; Cherokee, Silverado, Acura MDX are top trucks

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
The Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Silverado and Acura MDX were named truck/utility finalists. The 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 13 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days....
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