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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….

Trump’s 2020 Budget Plans to Kill Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

March 13, 2019

President Trump has proposed a new spending bill for 2020 which calls for eliminating the tax credits that have helped promote the emergence of the battery-car market. The proposal could hit a snag when Congress begins to consider the new White House budget. Some lawmakers backed…

Safety First – Work Smart

March 11, 2019

Sustained Quality Group practices safety first, safety always. It is important to prepare your body for work. Keep these stretching and lifting tips in mind to reduce risk of injury: Stretching Always warm-up your back and legs before performing any lifting task! Low Back Rotation…

What is Peak Car?

February 28, 2019

Peak car is a hypothesis that motor vehicle distance traveled per capita, predominantly by private car, has peaked and will now fall in a sustained manner. The automobile once both a badge of success and the most convenient conveyance between points A and B is falling…

Electric Cars are About to Make Road Conditions Worse

February 26, 2019

U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape — and that was before the recent winter storms made things even worse. In fact, the government rates over one-quarter of all urban interstates as in fair or poor condition and one-third of U.S. bridges need repair. To fix the potholes and…