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Gas Prices Will Not Lower Any Time Soon – Here Is Why

April 08, 2019

A series of events has led to what many would consider a sharp rise in gasoline prices at the pump over the past few weeks. There has been an 18% increase in gas prices from December 2018 to April 2019. Anytime we experience a rise…

Manufacturing Breathing a Sigh of Relief – For Now

April 05, 2019

President Trump is backing down from his threat to shutdown the U.S. southern border. Instead, Trump is now giving Mexico a one-year warning to address his concerns about immigrants traveling through the country on the way to the United States. A Trump administration shutdown of…

Team Collaboration Made Easier

April 03, 2019

Team collaboration typically starts with files accessible to its members. In some instances, an email exchange will do, but when work involves multiple revisions from multiple contributors, things can get confusing. You have to know which revision is the most current, as well as who…

Imagine Impact on U.S. Economy If Auto Industry Did Not Exist

April 01, 2019

The United States automotive industry is a critical component of economic growth with extensive interconnections across the industrial and cultural fabric of the U.S. Perhaps the best way to understand the impact the automotive industry has on the United States is to imagine if it…

Infotainment Systems Assist Hangry Drivers

March 28, 2019

There seems to be no stopping the progression of technology in automobiles. Your vehicle infotainment system may now offer your favorite restaurant app. Some of the restaurant chains participating are Dominos, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Applebees, TGI Fridays and iHop. People spend an average of 72 minutes…

Legislation Would Require Impact Study on Auto Industry

March 25, 2019

U.S. Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced legislation earlier this month to require the International Trade Commission (ITC) to conduct a comprehensive study on the economic importance of automotive manufacturing in America before tariffs on automobiles and auto parts could be applied….

Nine Consecutive Quarters of Record Manufacturing Optimism

March 22, 2019

“Manufacturing in the United States is on the rise, and manufacturers are confident about the future. Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are investing in our communities and in our people. But to keep up this momentum, we have to get serious about…

Remanufacturing and Reconditioning Are Worlds Apart

March 20, 2019

Technological advances in car manufacturing mean vehicle components now have a longer lifespan. Even when complete automobiles or parts are no longer fit for purpose, they contain valuable elements which hold considerable value. This has opened the door for innovative solutions in automotive manufacturing that…

Automakers Are Finding It Difficult To Make Money On Mobility

March 15, 2019

Automakers face many challenges as they sink money into attempts to figure out the future of the industry. Shared mobility startups have attracted significant spending—about $5 billion in private investment last year, or 71% more than in 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance research….