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IAC opens new European headquarters


October 8, 2014 11:43 am ET

Luxembourg-based auto supplier International Automotive Components has celebrated the official opening of its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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A mold maker rebuilds, recovers from a roof collapse


October 7, 2014 1:05 pm ET

On a Tuesday afternoon in February, a crack appeared in the ceiling of JK Machining Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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Mold makers see crush of business from automakers


October 6, 2014 11:50 am ET

DETROIT — After an unexpected lull in business during the first half of the year, North American mold makers are seeing a big push from automakers that likely is just the first wave in demand that will stress capacity during the coming years.

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Ironwood Plastics expanding to keep up with growing demand


October 3, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Custom injection molder Ironwood Plastics Inc. has embarked on an ambitious expansion program.

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Mann + Hummel expands in Michigan


October 3, 2014 3:24 pm ET

Automotive supplier Mann + Hummel USA Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Portage, Mich.

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Integrated plastic/metal injection molding helps cars trim weight


October 2, 2014 11:17 am ET

Although it consumes a scant 9 percent of European plastics production, the auto industry is driving plastics research in the region, said Mathias Weber, head of the injection molding department at the Institute of Plastics Processing at Germany's...

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GM's long-term goals look to China, Cadillac, better supplier relations


October 2, 2014 10:02 am ET

General Motors Co.'s China plan includes $14 billion in investments by its joint ventures to open five new auto assembly plants by 2018, with a goal of spurring sales in China to 5 million vehicles a year, from the current level of about 3.5 million.

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German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko to build second plant in China


October 1, 2014 10:24 am ET

German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko AG is set to build its second Chinese facility, in Changzhou, to produce surface materials for automotive interiors.

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Ohio molder Denbro Plastics moves to new location


September 29, 2014 6:17 pm ET

Logo products injection molder Denbro Plastics Co. has moved to another plant within Toledo, Ohio, to streamline production and improve efficiency.

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Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base


September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.

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