Automotive Archives

Team USA Goes for Gold


SelectUSA kicks off a full-court press to lure $1 trillion in foreign direct investment to the United States.

European Union Avoids Fracturing


The EU’s financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don’t like fracking.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee


Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker’s assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., and Yokohama Tire President Yasushi Tanaka sign documents during a signing ceremony in West Point, Mississippi where Yokohama will build a commercial tire plant. (Photo: Yokohama Tire Corporation.)

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Pedal/Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands North Carolina Manufacturing, Opens West Coast Facility

Organic Transit's ELF, an urban mobility solution that fills the space between a bicycle and a car. Legally a bicycle, the ELF can travel on bike paths and park on sidewalks and can carry 8 bags of groceries. The ELF is pedal powered and assisted with a solar powered electric motor. If the ELF did use gasoline, it would get the equivalent of 1800 mpg. Made in the US, each ELF on the road prevents 6 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Coutersy of D.L. Anderson. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Organic Transit.)

Organic Transit, manufacturer of the ELFpedal/electric vehicle, is moving to a larger facility in Durham, NC and opening a West Coast manufacturing center in San Jose, CA.

BUSINESS REPORT: Missouri – Ford Invests $1.1 Billion In Kansas City Truck Plant Expansion

On May 02-2013, Ford Motor Company announced it would add a third crew and more than 2,000 jobs at the Kansas City Assembly Plant which builds the F-150. Ford will also start production of the Ford Transit in 2014 at the plant. (Photo: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.)

Ford’s F-Series assembly line is adding more than 2,000 jobs to support high demand for F-150 trucks and new transit vans. From the July/August 2013 issue.