The Truth About Cars » Assembly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Assembly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Equinox Gives Oshawa Consolidated Line Extended Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/equinox-gives-oshawa-consolidated-line-extended-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/equinox-gives-oshawa-consolidated-line-extended-life/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:21:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145993 GM Canada announced Wednesday it will make a small investment in Oshawa Assembly’s Consolidated Line thanks to increased demand of the Chevrolet Equinox. “It’s a modest investment in terms of its size, but it increases the volume of stamping we do at CAMI to increase the run. (The increased stamping) will then boost Equinox production in Oshawa,” GM Canada’s VP of […]

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GM Canada announced Wednesday it will make a small investment in Oshawa Assembly’s Consolidated Line thanks to increased demand of the Chevrolet Equinox. “It’s a modest investment in terms of its size, but it increases the volume of stamping we do at CAMI to increase the run. (The increased stamping) will then boost Equinox production in Oshawa,” GM Canada’s VP of […]

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BREAKING: Worker Crushed To Death At Grand Cherokee, Durango Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/breaking-worker-crushed-death-grand-cherokee-durango-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/breaking-worker-crushed-death-grand-cherokee-durango-plant/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:23:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062082 UPDATE: Previous incident at Jefferson North included at bottom. UPDATE 2: Added name of worker and clarified details. A worker was crushed and ultimately succumbed to his injuries this morning at Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango plant. At around 6:30 a.m., 53-year-old Donald Megge, of Sterling Heights, was crushed in a press and declared dead […]

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UPDATE: Previous incident at Jefferson North included at bottom. UPDATE 2: Added name of worker and clarified details. A worker was crushed and ultimately succumbed to his injuries this morning at Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango plant. At around 6:30 a.m., 53-year-old Donald Megge, of Sterling Heights, was crushed in a press and declared dead […]

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General Motors Will Build Next-Gen Chevrolet Cruze In Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/general-motors-will-build-next-gen-chevrolet-cruze-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/general-motors-will-build-next-gen-chevrolet-cruze-mexico/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:14:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1027977 General Motors is re-jigging its assembly footprint for the Chevrolet Cruze, adding assembly at a Mexican facility as other plants, like Australia, wave goodbye to GM’s global small car. According to Reuters, GM’s facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico joins Lordstown, Ohio and China as the third plant that will build the next-generation Cruze. Under the terms of […]

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General Motors is re-jigging its assembly footprint for the Chevrolet Cruze, adding assembly at a Mexican facility as other plants, like Australia, wave goodbye to GM’s global small car. According to Reuters, GM’s facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico joins Lordstown, Ohio and China as the third plant that will build the next-generation Cruze. Under the terms of […]

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Toyota Next To Join Mexican Assembly Fiesta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/toyota-next-join-mexican-assembly-fiesta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/toyota-next-join-mexican-assembly-fiesta/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=910737 Although Toyota has previously looked to maximize capacity at its existing North American plants, a report by Bloomberg suggests that the company will depart from this policy and look to establish a manufacturing facility in Mexico, following the lead of Honda, Mazda and Nissan in the Japanese auto industry’s drive to localize production. Currently, Toyota […]

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Although Toyota has previously looked to maximize capacity at its existing North American plants, a report by Bloomberg suggests that the company will depart from this policy and look to establish a manufacturing facility in Mexico, following the lead of Honda, Mazda and Nissan in the Japanese auto industry’s drive to localize production. Currently, Toyota […]

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Volkswagen Crossover Will Be Built In Chattanooga http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/volkswagen-crossover-will-be-built-in-chattanooga/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/volkswagen-crossover-will-be-built-in-chattanooga/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:01:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=849794 Reuters is reporting that the long-awaited decision on the production site of Volkswagen’s new crossover is set to be handed down any day now, and the winner is Chattanooga. According to Reuters, a generous incentive package swayed the decision to build the new CUV in the United States, rather than Mexico The state of Tennessee […]

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Reuters is reporting that the long-awaited decision on the production site of Volkswagen’s new crossover is set to be handed down any day now, and the winner is Chattanooga. According to Reuters, a generous incentive package swayed the decision to build the new CUV in the United States, rather than Mexico The state of Tennessee […]

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Ontario Government Selling GM Shares To Fund Public Transit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ontario-government-selling-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ontario-government-selling-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=794802 The government of Ontario has announced  it will sell its shares in General Motors as part of an effort to fund new public transit programs in the Greater Toronto Area. But the move could end up hastening the demise of GM’s Oshawa plant, located in the same metropolitan area. According to The Globe and Mail, the […]

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The government of Ontario has announced  it will sell its shares in General Motors as part of an effort to fund new public transit programs in the Greater Toronto Area. But the move could end up hastening the demise of GM’s Oshawa plant, located in the same metropolitan area. According to The Globe and Mail, the […]

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Toyota Plants In Canada On The Path To Organizing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/toyota-plants-in-canada-on-the-path-to-organizing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/toyota-plants-in-canada-on-the-path-to-organizing/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=679066 The UAW’s troubles with organizing Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plants are well known throughout the auto world, but Unifor, the Canada union that was once known as the Canadian Auto Workers union, now claims that it has enough union cards to hold a vote on representation. Speaking to the Windsor Star, Unifor president Jerry Dias claims that […]

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The UAW’s troubles with organizing Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plants are well known throughout the auto world, but Unifor, the Canada union that was once known as the Canadian Auto Workers union, now claims that it has enough union cards to hold a vote on representation. Speaking to the Windsor Star, Unifor president Jerry Dias claims that […]

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GM, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement On CAMI Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/gm-unions-reach-tentative-agreement-on-cami-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/gm-unions-reach-tentative-agreement-on-cami-plant/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=520249 GM and Unifor (the union formerly known as the CAW) have reached a tentative agreement for the 2,500 workers at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, which builds the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The Equninox and Terrain are hot sellers for GM, having sold nearly a quarter million units combined through August of this […]

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GM and Unifor (the union formerly known as the CAW) have reached a tentative agreement for the 2,500 workers at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, which builds the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The Equninox and Terrain are hot sellers for GM, having sold nearly a quarter million units combined through August of this […]

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GM Lands A One-Two Punch As Mokka Moves To Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494772 Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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Transplants Could Account For Half Of American Auto Production In Five Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/transplants-could-account-for-half-of-american-auto-production-in-five-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/transplants-could-account-for-half-of-american-auto-production-in-five-years/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:35:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486028 In less than a decade, the number of auto company workers employed by companies other than the Big 3 has risen from 25 to 39 percent. But by 2017 that number could rise to 50 percent. A report by Automotive News outlines the post-recession rise in American auto manufacturing driven by Asian and European auto […]

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In less than a decade, the number of auto company workers employed by companies other than the Big 3 has risen from 25 to 39 percent. But by 2017 that number could rise to 50 percent. A report by Automotive News outlines the post-recession rise in American auto manufacturing driven by Asian and European auto […]

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Lexus ES Production Moving To Kentucky http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lexus-es-production-moving-to-kentucky/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lexus-es-production-moving-to-kentucky/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:46:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485527 Production of the Lexus ES will move from Toyota’s plant in Kyushu, Japan to a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, where its platform twin, the Toyota Avalon, is built. Previously, the Lexus RX was the only Lexus vehicle made outside Japan, produced at a plant in Ontario. The move to Kentucky was no doubt helped along […]

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Production of the Lexus ES will move from Toyota’s plant in Kyushu, Japan to a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, where its platform twin, the Toyota Avalon, is built. Previously, the Lexus RX was the only Lexus vehicle made outside Japan, produced at a plant in Ontario. The move to Kentucky was no doubt helped along […]

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Analysis: VEBA, The UAW And The Warren Walkout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/analysis-veba-the-uaw-and-the-warren-walkout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/analysis-veba-the-uaw-and-the-warren-walkout/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479965 The 12-person protest that took place at Chrysler’s Warren, Michgan truck plant got little notice in the automotive news cycle, save for a couple of mentions on the usual aggregators. In truth, it’s not the juiciest story to sell in this click-driven wasteland, though these stories tend to raise the most interesting questions. This example […]

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The 12-person protest that took place at Chrysler’s Warren, Michgan truck plant got little notice in the automotive news cycle, save for a couple of mentions on the usual aggregators. In truth, it’s not the juiciest story to sell in this click-driven wasteland, though these stories tend to raise the most interesting questions. This example […]

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UAW Targeting Nissan’s Mississippi Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/uaw-targeting-nissans-mississippi-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/uaw-targeting-nissans-mississippi-plant/#comments Sat, 09 Jun 2012 14:45:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448237 Tennessee is so 2011 for the UAW. The hot new locale for foreign plant organizing campaigns is Mississippi, where the UAW is trying to organize workers at a Nissan truck plant. The union has tried to organize before – campaigns in 2005 and 2007 ended with the UAW unable to even organize a vote. According to […]

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Tennessee is so 2011 for the UAW. The hot new locale for foreign plant organizing campaigns is Mississippi, where the UAW is trying to organize workers at a Nissan truck plant. The union has tried to organize before – campaigns in 2005 and 2007 ended with the UAW unable to even organize a vote. According to […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee To Get Diesel In 2013, 1,100 Jobs Created http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/jeep-grand-cherokee-to-get-diesel-in-2013-1100-jobs-created/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/jeep-grand-cherokee-to-get-diesel-in-2013-1100-jobs-created/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:56:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424635 The diesel powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will return to our shores in 2013, 5 years after it was last offered in North America. Chrysler announced that 1,100 jobs would also be added to a third shift at the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. The new hires will help build the Grand […]

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The diesel powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will return to our shores in 2013, 5 years after it was last offered in North America. Chrysler announced that 1,100 jobs would also be added to a third shift at the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. The new hires will help build the Grand […]

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Is China’s Cheap Labor A Thing Of The Past? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/is-chinas-cheap-labor-a-thing-of-the-past/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/is-chinas-cheap-labor-a-thing-of-the-past/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:13:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412966 The prospect of a Chinese auto industry growing at insane speed thanks to a booming market and resiliently low wages has long kept auto industry execs up at night, most notably inspiring Sergio Marchionne’s acquisition of Chrysler. But basic economic principles dictate that you can have a high rate of growth or low wages… but […]

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The prospect of a Chinese auto industry growing at insane speed thanks to a booming market and resiliently low wages has long kept auto industry execs up at night, most notably inspiring Sergio Marchionne’s acquisition of Chrysler. But basic economic principles dictate that you can have a high rate of growth or low wages… but […]

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Honda Joins The Guanajuato Gold Rush, Toyota On The Way? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/honda-joins-the-guanajuato-gold-rush-toyota-on-the-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/honda-joins-the-guanajuato-gold-rush-toyota-on-the-way/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 00:08:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407012 Around the time of the founding of the United States, the Mexican state of Guanajuato became home to of the one of the biggest silver mines in the world, which produced as much as 2/3rds of the world’s supply of silver at its peak. Today it’s not precious metal that’s driving Guanajuato’s booming economy, but cars, […]

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Around the time of the founding of the United States, the Mexican state of Guanajuato became home to of the one of the biggest silver mines in the world, which produced as much as 2/3rds of the world’s supply of silver at its peak. Today it’s not precious metal that’s driving Guanajuato’s booming economy, but cars, […]

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Bailout Watch 577: Auto Task Force Redlines GM Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/bailout-watch-577-auto-task-force-redlines-gm-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/bailout-watch-577-auto-task-force-redlines-gm-production/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:42:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340017 The WSJ reports that GM has added a third shift to its Fairfax assembly plant at the request of the US auto task force. The Kansas City plant will now build 6,300 vehicles a week working 21.6 hours a day, up from 4,500 units per week working 14.5 hours per day with two shifts. The […]

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The WSJ reports that GM has added a third shift to its Fairfax assembly plant at the request of the US auto task force. The Kansas City plant will now build 6,300 vehicles a week working 21.6 hours a day, up from 4,500 units per week working 14.5 hours per day with two shifts. The […]

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