Continental Structural Plastics buying 5 Magna SMC plants

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm ET

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


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.


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.


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.

Auction set for Illinois plant

July 11, 2014 11:16 am ET

Custom manufacturing company Plainfield Precision, based in Plymouth, Mass., has closed its Illinois injection molding facility.


Valeo expanding wiper plant in Poland

July 11, 2014 10:16 am ET

French car parts manufacturer, Valeo SA, is planning to increase automotive wiper output at its production facility in Skawina, in Poland's southern Małopolskie region.


Auto supplier ZF in talks to acquire TRW

July 10, 2014 3:38 pm ET

German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in talks to acquire Livonia, Mich.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., Bloomberg reports.

Cytec building team to develop lower cost carbon fiber production

July 8, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Cytec Industries Inc. plans to team up with a German company to find lower-cost ways of creating carbon fiber.

Delphi Automotive at center of renewed fight on tax law

July 7, 2014 12:16 pm ET

Auto supplier Delphi Automotive plc is in the crosshairs of a battle between the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and many large American companies over the use of offshore tax shelters.


Lanxess launches nylon production at new Antwerp, Belgium, plant

July 7, 2014 11:18 am ET

Lanxess AG, a specialty chemicals company, has started operation at its new plant for nylon in Antwerp, Belgium.

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