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Chinese auto suppliers growing in US


July 24, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Two China-based automotive suppliers are expanding in the U.S., according to information released by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant


July 23, 2014 11:58 am ET

U.S. foam manufacturer Renosol Seating LLC is being investigated following allegations its workers are at risk of asthma from TDI exposure at its plant in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed.

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Illinois injection molder expands


July 21, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Automotive supplier All-Rite Industries Inc. has added two new injection molding machines to its operations.

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More head-up displays going into cars, with improved information, graphics


July 21, 2014 10:48 am ET

Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road.

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This is one bump that looks good on a car


July 18, 2014 1:34 pm ET

PSA Peugeot Citroen Group is using plastic for both design and protection on the exterior of one of its newest cars.

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New Smart cars start production


July 18, 2014 10:46 am ET

Daimler AG has launched new versions of its Smart ForTwo and ForFour city cars, which, as in previous models, make extensive use of plastics in exterior and interior parts

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Continental Structural Plastics buying 5 Magna SMC plants


July 17, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Automotive and construction supplier Continental Structural Plastics has signed an agreement to buy five sheet molding compound facilities from the exteriors unit of Magna International Inc.

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VW investing $900 million in Tennessee


July 14, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Volkswagen AG will assemble a new family-hauling crossover at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., and invest $900 million to expand the factory in a push to double U.S. sales of VW-brand vehicles by 2018.

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3M to expand Polish car parts factory


July 14, 2014 10:08 am ET

U.S. manufacturer 3M has announced plans to add new products at its plant in Wrocław, in south-western Poland.

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China's auto industry putting increased focus on carbon fiber


July 11, 2014 2:09 pm ET

It took BMW Group 10 years to bring carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics technology from its research labs to mass production in the i3 electric car, but some Chinese car companies are looking for a way to shorten that laborious process.

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