The Truth About Cars » Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Report: Ford Building New Auto Plant in Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-ford-building-new-auto-plant-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-ford-building-new-auto-plant-mexico/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:05:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267609 Ford will announce plans early this year to build a new plant in Mexico, Reuters reported Thursday. The $1.5 billion plant will produce 350,000 cars annually and could eventually produce the new Focus after production of that car leaves Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant in 2018. Ford didn’t comment on the report. Reuters said Mexican officials with knowledge of […]

The post Report: Ford Building New Auto Plant in Mexico appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Ford will announce plans early this year to build a new plant in Mexico, Reuters reported Thursday. The $1.5 billion plant will produce 350,000 cars annually and could eventually produce the new Focus after production of that car leaves Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant in 2018. Ford didn’t comment on the report. Reuters said Mexican officials with knowledge of […]

The post Report: Ford Building New Auto Plant in Mexico appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-ford-building-new-auto-plant-mexico/feed/ 132
TTAC News Round-up: Elio’s Already on Thin Ice; Magna and Getrag Seal Their Deal, No Normal Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259121 Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

The post TTAC News Round-up: Elio’s Already on Thin Ice; Magna and Getrag Seal Their Deal, No Normal Buyer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

The post TTAC News Round-up: Elio’s Already on Thin Ice; Magna and Getrag Seal Their Deal, No Normal Buyer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/feed/ 17
TTAC News Roundup: Merry Boozy Christmas; Subaru Can’t Make ’em Fast Enough; Nevada’s Playing With House Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248121 You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

The post TTAC News Roundup: Merry Boozy Christmas; Subaru Can’t Make ’em Fast Enough; Nevada’s Playing With House Money appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

The post TTAC News Roundup: Merry Boozy Christmas; Subaru Can’t Make ’em Fast Enough; Nevada’s Playing With House Money appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/feed/ 16
Hit The Lights On Your Way Out: Mitsubishi Closes Normal Plant After 27 Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/hit-lights-way-mitsubishi-closes-normal-plant-27-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/hit-lights-way-mitsubishi-closes-normal-plant-27-years/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232457 Monday was the final day for many workers at Mitsubishi’s Normal, Illinois facility as the plant mostly shuttered operations after 27 years. WEEK reported that roughly 900 workers finished work Monday before turning in their badges at the plant. About 300 workers will stay until May to produce parts for Mitsubishi, who announced in July that the […]

The post Hit The Lights On Your Way Out: Mitsubishi Closes Normal Plant After 27 Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Monday was the final day for many workers at Mitsubishi’s Normal, Illinois facility as the plant mostly shuttered operations after 27 years. WEEK reported that roughly 900 workers finished work Monday before turning in their badges at the plant. About 300 workers will stay until May to produce parts for Mitsubishi, who announced in July that the […]

The post Hit The Lights On Your Way Out: Mitsubishi Closes Normal Plant After 27 Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/hit-lights-way-mitsubishi-closes-normal-plant-27-years/feed/ 28
Janesville General Motors Plant Won’t Reopen Under Proposed Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/janesville-general-motors-plant-wont-reopen-proposed-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/janesville-general-motors-plant-wont-reopen-proposed-contract/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208977 The Janesville, Wisconsin, General Motors assembly plant that was shuttered six years ago will likely officially close, according to letters in a proposed agreement between United Auto Workers and the automaker, Automotive News reported. The plant, which was opened in 1919 and once produced large SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL, employed as […]

The post Janesville General Motors Plant Won’t Reopen Under Proposed Contract appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The Janesville, Wisconsin, General Motors assembly plant that was shuttered six years ago will likely officially close, according to letters in a proposed agreement between United Auto Workers and the automaker, Automotive News reported. The plant, which was opened in 1919 and once produced large SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL, employed as […]

The post Janesville General Motors Plant Won’t Reopen Under Proposed Contract appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/janesville-general-motors-plant-wont-reopen-proposed-contract/feed/ 26
$900M Chattanooga Plant Upgrade Escapes Volkswagen’s Axe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/900m-chattanooga-plant-upgrade-escapes-volkswagens-axe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/900m-chattanooga-plant-upgrade-escapes-volkswagens-axe/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:30:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208041 Volkswagen will still invest $900 million in its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant despite company-wide cost cutting from its diesel disaster, the automaker announced Thursday. The company had long planned on a mid-size, three-row SUV to compete in the U.S.. However, those plans were upended when the Environmental Protection Agency announced in September that Volkswagen’s diesels had been […]

The post $900M Chattanooga Plant Upgrade Escapes Volkswagen’s Axe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Volkswagen will still invest $900 million in its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant despite company-wide cost cutting from its diesel disaster, the automaker announced Thursday. The company had long planned on a mid-size, three-row SUV to compete in the U.S.. However, those plans were upended when the Environmental Protection Agency announced in September that Volkswagen’s diesels had been […]

The post $900M Chattanooga Plant Upgrade Escapes Volkswagen’s Axe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/900m-chattanooga-plant-upgrade-escapes-volkswagens-axe/feed/ 12
Subaru Investing $140M More in Indiana Plant, Not Buying Normal Plant? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subaru-investing-140m-indiana-plant-not-buying-normal-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subaru-investing-140m-indiana-plant-not-buying-normal-plant/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176962 Subaru said Monday it would invest $140 million at its Lafayette, Indiana plant to expand production and add 1,200 more jobs at the facility. The announcement is only two years after the growing Japanese automaker said in 2013 they would spend $400 million at the plant to build its Impreza in the U.S. by 2016. The […]

The post Subaru Investing $140M More in Indiana Plant, Not Buying Normal Plant? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Subaru said Monday it would invest $140 million at its Lafayette, Indiana plant to expand production and add 1,200 more jobs at the facility. The announcement is only two years after the growing Japanese automaker said in 2013 they would spend $400 million at the plant to build its Impreza in the U.S. by 2016. The […]

The post Subaru Investing $140M More in Indiana Plant, Not Buying Normal Plant? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subaru-investing-140m-indiana-plant-not-buying-normal-plant/feed/ 17
Report: Mitsubishi Preparing To Close Plant In Normal Soon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-mitsubishi-preparing-to-close-plant-in-normal-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-mitsubishi-preparing-to-close-plant-in-normal-soon/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:50:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176106 Mitsubishi is planning to end operations at its Normal, Illinois plant and notify workers at the end of September of their plans to close the facility after failing to find a buyer for the plant, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. It’s unclear what may happen to the 900 hourly workers who make Mitsubishi Outlanders if a buyer […]

The post Report: Mitsubishi Preparing To Close Plant In Normal Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Mitsubishi is planning to end operations at its Normal, Illinois plant and notify workers at the end of September of their plans to close the facility after failing to find a buyer for the plant, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. It’s unclear what may happen to the 900 hourly workers who make Mitsubishi Outlanders if a buyer […]

The post Report: Mitsubishi Preparing To Close Plant In Normal Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-mitsubishi-preparing-to-close-plant-in-normal-soon/feed/ 110
Marchionne Undecided on Toledo Wrangler Plant’s Future http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/marchionne-undecided-wrangler-toledo-plants-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/marchionne-undecided-wrangler-toledo-plants-future/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116481 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ top executive says he’s still not sure if Jeep’s Toledo plant will build the next-generation Wrangler, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. In a move that may or may not be union-negotiations related, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he expects to make a decision on where to build the new Wrangler by the […]

The post Marchionne Undecided on Toledo Wrangler Plant’s Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ top executive says he’s still not sure if Jeep’s Toledo plant will build the next-generation Wrangler, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. In a move that may or may not be union-negotiations related, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he expects to make a decision on where to build the new Wrangler by the […]

The post Marchionne Undecided on Toledo Wrangler Plant’s Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/marchionne-undecided-wrangler-toledo-plants-future/feed/ 23
Mercedes-Benz Expands Alabama Facilities, Deals With Labor Issues Ahead of C-Class Introduction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-benz-expands-alabama-facilities-deals-with-labor-issues-ahead-of-c-class-introduction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-benz-expands-alabama-facilities-deals-with-labor-issues-ahead-of-c-class-introduction/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=685818 Mercedes-Benz has been making improvements to its manufacturing facility near Tuscaloosa, Alabama in anticipation of the introduction of the all-new 2015 C-Class.  On December 18, Mercedes held a grand opening ceremony for a new 900,000 square foot parts logistics center at the plant.  Mercedes claims the $70 million dollar facility will employ 600 people.   […]

The post Mercedes-Benz Expands Alabama Facilities, Deals With Labor Issues Ahead of C-Class Introduction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Mercedes-Benz has been making improvements to its manufacturing facility near Tuscaloosa, Alabama in anticipation of the introduction of the all-new 2015 C-Class.  On December 18, Mercedes held a grand opening ceremony for a new 900,000 square foot parts logistics center at the plant.  Mercedes claims the $70 million dollar facility will employ 600 people.   […]

The post Mercedes-Benz Expands Alabama Facilities, Deals With Labor Issues Ahead of C-Class Introduction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-benz-expands-alabama-facilities-deals-with-labor-issues-ahead-of-c-class-introduction/feed/ 7
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 […]

The post Lexus ES Production Moving To Kentucky appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
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 […]

The post Lexus ES Production Moving To Kentucky appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lexus-es-production-moving-to-kentucky/feed/ 19
Chevrolet Malibu Plant Idled http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/chevrolet-malibu-plant-idled/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/chevrolet-malibu-plant-idled/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:42:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470516   General Motors had idled its Fairfax, Kansas plant where the Chevrolet Malibu is built, as slow sales hamper the brand’s mid-size sedan. A GM spokesman confirmed to Automotive News that GM “is taking idle time in December,” to “make sure we are aligning our production with demand.” But a statement released by GM was evasive […]

The post Chevrolet Malibu Plant Idled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  General Motors had idled its Fairfax, Kansas plant where the Chevrolet Malibu is built, as slow sales hamper the brand’s mid-size sedan. A GM spokesman confirmed to Automotive News that GM “is taking idle time in December,” to “make sure we are aligning our production with demand.” But a statement released by GM was evasive […]

The post Chevrolet Malibu Plant Idled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/chevrolet-malibu-plant-idled/feed/ 79
Ford Plant Could Be Next On Europe’s Chopping Block http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ford-plant-could-be-next-on-europes-chopping-block/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ford-plant-could-be-next-on-europes-chopping-block/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:45:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453625 Ford last closed a plant in Europe a decade ago, when its Dagenham assembly plant was shuttered, but the Blue Oval may be forced to do it again. Faced with excess capacity and mounting losses on the continent, Ford needs to trim some fat. According to a report by Bloomberg The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker’s assembly […]

The post Ford Plant Could Be Next On Europe’s Chopping Block appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Ford last closed a plant in Europe a decade ago, when its Dagenham assembly plant was shuttered, but the Blue Oval may be forced to do it again. Faced with excess capacity and mounting losses on the continent, Ford needs to trim some fat. According to a report by Bloomberg The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker’s assembly […]

The post Ford Plant Could Be Next On Europe’s Chopping Block appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ford-plant-could-be-next-on-europes-chopping-block/feed/ 8
Is There A Silver Lining Amid The GM Oshawa Closure? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/is-there-a-silver-lining-amid-the-gm-oshawa-closure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/is-there-a-silver-lining-amid-the-gm-oshawa-closure/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:06:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447215 GM has just gotten back to us about the Oshawa Consolidated plant closing down next year, and despite the carefully worded, PR-approved statements, there are some good nuggets of information, and perhaps a couple conclusions to draw from here. The Consolidated line was originally set to close in 2008, based on plans drawn up in […]

The post Is There A Silver Lining Amid The GM Oshawa Closure? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
GM has just gotten back to us about the Oshawa Consolidated plant closing down next year, and despite the carefully worded, PR-approved statements, there are some good nuggets of information, and perhaps a couple conclusions to draw from here. The Consolidated line was originally set to close in 2008, based on plans drawn up in […]

The post Is There A Silver Lining Amid The GM Oshawa Closure? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/is-there-a-silver-lining-amid-the-gm-oshawa-closure/feed/ 41
German State PM Tells Opel “Go West, Young Man!” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/german-state-pm-tells-opel-go-west-young-man/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/german-state-pm-tells-opel-go-west-young-man/#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 15:46:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444519 Exports have been mentioned before as a way to help improve Opel’s precarious near-term fortunes, and now one of Germany’s state-level Prime Ministers is throwing his support behind the export plan. Hesse PM Volker Bouffier told Just-Auto that he, like the labor unions, would like to see Opel cars exported to other markets. “I also […]

The post German State PM Tells Opel “Go West, Young Man!” appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Exports have been mentioned before as a way to help improve Opel’s precarious near-term fortunes, and now one of Germany’s state-level Prime Ministers is throwing his support behind the export plan. Hesse PM Volker Bouffier told Just-Auto that he, like the labor unions, would like to see Opel cars exported to other markets. “I also […]

The post German State PM Tells Opel “Go West, Young Man!” appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/german-state-pm-tells-opel-go-west-young-man/feed/ 3
Shuttered Canadian Plants May Help Big Three Ease Projected Capacity Crunch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/shuttered-canadian-plants-may-help-big-three-ease-projected-capacity-crunch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/shuttered-canadian-plants-may-help-big-three-ease-projected-capacity-crunch/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:23:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443498 A study commissioned by Canada’s federal government suggests that Canada could be in a position to benefit from strong auto sales from the Big Three OEMs, and a lack of capacity could lead to more manufacturing jobs for Canada, including the revival of mothballed factories. The Globe and Mail article quotes a study, done by CAR (Center […]

The post Shuttered Canadian Plants May Help Big Three Ease Projected Capacity Crunch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
A study commissioned by Canada’s federal government suggests that Canada could be in a position to benefit from strong auto sales from the Big Three OEMs, and a lack of capacity could lead to more manufacturing jobs for Canada, including the revival of mothballed factories. The Globe and Mail article quotes a study, done by CAR (Center […]

The post Shuttered Canadian Plants May Help Big Three Ease Projected Capacity Crunch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/shuttered-canadian-plants-may-help-big-three-ease-projected-capacity-crunch/feed/ 21
Ford Adding Third Shift At Cleveland Plant, Workers From Closed Plant Filling Spots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/ford-adding-third-shift-at-cleveland-plant-workers-from-closed-plant-filling-spots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/ford-adding-third-shift-at-cleveland-plant-workers-from-closed-plant-filling-spots/#comments Wed, 02 May 2012 18:36:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442491 Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1, which is responsible for building their popular Ecoboost V6, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 used in the F-Series and Mustang, is adding a third shift to keep up with demand. But the extra 250 jobs will largely come from the Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2, which […]

The post Ford Adding Third Shift At Cleveland Plant, Workers From Closed Plant Filling Spots appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1, which is responsible for building their popular Ecoboost V6, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 used in the F-Series and Mustang, is adding a third shift to keep up with demand. But the extra 250 jobs will largely come from the Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2, which […]

The post Ford Adding Third Shift At Cleveland Plant, Workers From Closed Plant Filling Spots appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/ford-adding-third-shift-at-cleveland-plant-workers-from-closed-plant-filling-spots/feed/ 24
Toyota Bumping Up RAV4 Production By 50,000 Units Annually http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/toyota-bumping-up-rav4-production-by-50000-units-annually/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/toyota-bumping-up-rav4-production-by-50000-units-annually/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:02:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437033 Toyota will increase production of the Toyota RAV4 from 150,000 to 200,000 per year at their Woodstock, Ontario, Canada plant. The investment will add 400 new jobs and Toyota’s investment will total $80 million. Toyota credited strong sales of the RAV4 in North America for the increase in production.What isn’t clear is whether the increase, […]

The post Toyota Bumping Up RAV4 Production By 50,000 Units Annually appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Toyota will increase production of the Toyota RAV4 from 150,000 to 200,000 per year at their Woodstock, Ontario, Canada plant. The investment will add 400 new jobs and Toyota’s investment will total $80 million. Toyota credited strong sales of the RAV4 in North America for the increase in production.What isn’t clear is whether the increase, […]

The post Toyota Bumping Up RAV4 Production By 50,000 Units Annually appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/toyota-bumping-up-rav4-production-by-50000-units-annually/feed/ 10
Chrysler Hiring Up To 500 Temporary And Part-Time Workers To Build Dodge Dart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/chrysler-hiring-up-to-500-temporary-and-part-time-workers-to-build-dodge-dart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/chrysler-hiring-up-to-500-temporary-and-part-time-workers-to-build-dodge-dart/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:42:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428170       Chrysler will hire 400-500 new workers to help build the upcoming Dodge Dart compacts at its Illinois plant.  The workers will be added to the plant’s current shifts. The positions will be part-time hourly jobs or full-time temporary positions. We imagine the UAW will have something to say about the use of […]

The post Chrysler Hiring Up To 500 Temporary And Part-Time Workers To Build Dodge Dart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
      Chrysler will hire 400-500 new workers to help build the upcoming Dodge Dart compacts at its Illinois plant.  The workers will be added to the plant’s current shifts. The positions will be part-time hourly jobs or full-time temporary positions. We imagine the UAW will have something to say about the use of […]

The post Chrysler Hiring Up To 500 Temporary And Part-Time Workers To Build Dodge Dart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/chrysler-hiring-up-to-500-temporary-and-part-time-workers-to-build-dodge-dart/feed/ 28
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 […]

The post Jeep Grand Cherokee To Get Diesel In 2013, 1,100 Jobs Created appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
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 […]

The post Jeep Grand Cherokee To Get Diesel In 2013, 1,100 Jobs Created appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/jeep-grand-cherokee-to-get-diesel-in-2013-1100-jobs-created/feed/ 43
UAW Fights Likely Plant Closures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/uaw-fights-likely-plant-closures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/uaw-fights-likely-plant-closures/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 15:20:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396813 Though the auto bailout is being widely defended in the political realm as a jobs-saving measure, the industry sees the rescue’s value in precisely the opposite light, as industry and supplier execs rate “capacity rationalization” as the most positive effect of the bailout. And, reports Automotive News [sub], Ford and GM could still end up […]

The post UAW Fights Likely Plant Closures appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Though the auto bailout is being widely defended in the political realm as a jobs-saving measure, the industry sees the rescue’s value in precisely the opposite light, as industry and supplier execs rate “capacity rationalization” as the most positive effect of the bailout. And, reports Automotive News [sub], Ford and GM could still end up […]

The post UAW Fights Likely Plant Closures appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/uaw-fights-likely-plant-closures/feed/ 15