Automotive; Manufacturing Tag

When Will the Strike End?

September 26, 2019

Although new developments state there may be an agreement as early as the end of this weekend, the strike continues to take a toll on General Motors and the United Auto Workers union. The UAW moved to clear confusion about how the strike may end…

UAW Strike Against General Motors

September 17, 2019

Talks continued into the night but there was no end to the strike against General Motors. The walkout by upward of 49,000 United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union’s first strike against the…

UAW Authorizes Strikes, Procedural and Routine

September 03, 2019

More than 96% of United Auto Workers union members have voted to authorize strikes against Detroit’s three automakers, General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. But it does not mean there will be a work stoppage. Contracts with the automakers expire at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 14….

Trump’s Effect On Manufacturing This Week

June 10, 2019

The 5% tax on all Mexican goods was due to start today, June 10th, but, Trump reached an agreement with Mexico…for now. This is good news for the automotive industry and all manufacturing for 180 days. In six months Trump will reassess. Unfortunately, this momentary…

Laser Welding Technique Addresses Process Issues

May 28, 2019

The automotive industry is witnessing a demand in higher standards for passenger safety, vehicle performance and fuel economy. The problem: Advanced high-strength (AHS) steels, commonly used in car body structures to absorb impacts, become brittle and sometimes break due to welding and hot stamping processes….

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…

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…

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….