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General Motors announced it will invest nearly $1.3 billion in five manufacturing sites in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to produce new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, enhance vehicle quality and streamline logistics. The investments, touching GM plants in Detroit, Flint and Romulus, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio and Bedford, Ind., will support production of a new V6 engine, […]

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As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Company has added dry machining capability to six plants globally. The company said this number will nearly double in the next few years. Near-dry machining, also known as Minimum Quantity Lubrication or MQL, is a process that lubricates cutting tools with a fine spray of oil […]

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Mazda will be machining and assembling SKYACTIV engines in a new Mexican factory. Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will construct an engine machining factory at its new vehicle production facility in Mexico, Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (MMMdM). MMMdM is a joint venture between Mazda and Sumitomo Corporation. The new […]

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Toyota announced on Friday that it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30 million investment in Princeton. The company’s Indiana plant builds the American gas version of the Highlander and will begin producing the hybrid version before year’s end. Toyota said the project will create more than 200 […]

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Kia is planning a number of green initiatives in 2013 as part of its commitment to put the environment at the forefront of its business operations – a pledge which the company said has now been in force for a decade. The focus will not just be on lowering the fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions […]

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