No MEMA Industry News for Jan. 20
January 17, 2020
MEMA Industry News will not be published on Monday, Jan. 20. We will return to our normal daily schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
U.S. Senate Approves North American Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA
January 17, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA congratulates the U.S. Senators for their strong vote yesterday in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). We are very pleased that the... READ MORE
GM to Invest $40 Million at Propulsion Plant in Tenn.
January 17, 2020
General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $40 million in its Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems operation to increase engine capacity for full-size trucks and SUVs. The... READ MORE
UAW Names Gerald Kariem New VP, Director of Ford Department
January 17, 2020
DETROIT -- The UAW's International Executive Board on Thursday named Gerald Kariem vice president and director of the Ford department, freeing up former UAW-Ford Vice President Rory Gamble to... READ MORE
GM Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer
January 17, 2020
DETROIT — General Motors has appointed its first chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker, to chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future. Parker, whose current title is vice... READ MORE
EU Car Sales Surge
January 17, 2020
Passenger automotive sales in the European Union climbed 21.7 percent in December in their fourth consecutive month of gains, bringing growth for the full-year to 1.2 percent, an industry body... READ MORE
VW CEO Calls for ‘Radical Overhaul’ to Master Technology Shift
January 17, 2020
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess told top managers that the world’s largest automaker needs to undergo a “radical overhaul” in the face of industry change or risk being pushed aside. “The... READ MORE
Fiat Chrysler and iPhone Maker Plan Chinese EV Joint Venture
January 17, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn plan to set up a joint venture to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles. FCA confirmed on Friday it... READ MORE
VW to Buy 20 Percent of Chinese Battery Maker Guoxuan, Report Says
January 17, 2020
HONG KONG -- Volkswagen Group will take a 20 percent stake in Chinese electric-vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech, two sources told Reuters, as the automaker accelerates its electric push... READ MORE
Speakers Named for Global Panel at HD Aftermarket Dialogue
January 17, 2020
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), and MacKay & Company announce have finalized the participants for another panel discussion at the upcoming Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (... READ MORE
No MEMA Industry News for Jan. 20
January 16, 2020
MEMA Industry News will not be published on Monday, Jan. 20. We will return to our normal daily schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
U.S. Senate Expected to Vote on North American Trade Deal
January 16, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is pleased that the U.S. Senate plans to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will... READ MORE
Eric Farnsworth to Discuss the Political and Social State of Latin America at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 16, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be... READ MORE
Howes: Self-Driving Vehicle Hype Forced to Reckon with Reality
January 16, 2020
Allen Park — By all rights, Bryan Salesky might be the last guy you’d expect to hear managing expectations about fully self-driving vehicles becoming reality, and doing so... READ MORE
Meritor Appoints Chris Villavarayan Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
January 16, 2020
TROY, Mich., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (MTOR) today announced the appointment of Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective... READ MORE
48-Volt Hybrid Systems Offer Fuel Savings, Emissions Reductions
January 16, 2020
Mild hybridization in long-haul trucks is gaining momentum for fuel savings and emissions reductions. The 48-volt system works in tandem with a truck’s existing 12-volt architecture and... READ MORE
FMCSA Looking to Update 20-Year-Old Crash Causation Study
January 16, 2020
In an effort to revise a nearly 20-year-old study on the causes of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting information about how to most effectively... READ MORE
U.S. Threatened Europe with Auto Tariffs Over Iran Nuclear Program, Report Says
January 16, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration has threatened to impose a 25 percent tariff on European automobile imports if Britain, France and Germany do not formally accuse Iran of breaking the... READ MORE
No MEMA Industry News for Jan. 20
January 15, 2020
MEMA Industry News will not be published on Monday, Jan. 20. We'll be back on our normal daily schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 21.