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North American auto suppliers give top marks to BMW


November 12, 2013 1:35 pm ET

DETROIT — BMW has cemented its status among North American suppliers as the top-ranked automaker purchasing operation, but Ford and Chrysler are moving up.

Ford ramps up global production of EcoBoost engines


September 18, 2013 12:38 pm ET

Ford Motor Co. is ramping up production of its EcoBoost engines globally, with a multi-million dollar investment in North America alone to increase production of the engines, which use high temperature plastics extensively.

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Training centers increasingly part of auto landscape


August 29, 2013 11:43 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill auto industry jobs, but hiring has gotten far more complex. In this PN video, reporter Rhoda Miel looks at how automakers are...

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Surging auto market spurs supply-chain worries


August 22, 2013 2:10 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — The good news for the North American auto industry is that vehicle production is not only up, but the expectation is that production will continue to increase during the coming years. That's also the — well, if not ...

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Carmakers ready to hire again, but laid-off workers have moved on


August 19, 2013 2:12 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Automakers are looking to add jobs. Lots of jobs. With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill those positions. But Ford's Jim Tetreault, vice president North America...

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Ford to use rice hulls, other green materials, in new F-150 trucks


August 9, 2013 1:55 pm ET

In its most recent effort to increase sustainability, Ford Motor Co. announced Aug. 5 that it will use rice hulls, a byproduct of rice grain, as a natural replacement for talc in the electrical harnesses of 2014 F-150 trucks.

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Automakers take a closer look at tooling


August 7, 2013 4:59 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — With the North American auto industry on a rapid growth curve, automakers are taking a new look at tooling and how they buy and source tools and dies.

Global automotive platforms prompting supplier shakeout


August 7, 2013 3:10 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — The auto industry's switch to global platforms will trigger a shakeout of the world's component suppliers.

Ford expands purchases with preferred suppliers


August 6, 2013 5:25 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Preferred suppliers to Ford Motor Co. will get a bigger share of the automaker's purchasing budget — 70 percent, up from 65 percent — as the automaker continues to downsize its network of suppliers.

Ford sues Japanese wiring supplier over price-fixing claims


July 17, 2013 3:37 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. has taken one of its Japanese suppliers to court over claims that the supplier took part in a long-running conspiracy to fix prices of key wiring components.

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