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3-D Printing Helped GM Make Products for “Arsenal of Health”
June 19, 2020
General Motors used its 3-D printing technology to help build medical devices and equipment in a short period of time to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Ford Returns to Full Production Monday, Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule
June 19, 2020
Ford will bring back its production schedule from before the coronavirus pandemic on June 22, two weeks earlier than initially arranged. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/... READ MORE
GM Postpones Addition of Third Shift at Spring Hill Plant
June 19, 2020
General Motors is delaying the implementation of its third shift at its plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., “due to near-term supply constraints and the need to further evaluate market conditions as a... READ MORE
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe Mixes Steel and Aluminum in Body
June 19, 2020
BMW’s new 2021 4 Series Coupe is 5.2 inches longer, 1.0 inches wider and 0.4 inches taller than its 2018 430i model but is only 37 pounds heavier thanks to a new mixture of steel and aluminum... READ MORE
Audi CEO Takes Lead for R&D, China, Model Management
June 19, 2020
Audi CEO Markus Duesmann will now serve as the R&D chief, lead the automaker’s efforts to expand its presence in China, and run a new division to manage the brand’s 65 models. Read more... READ MORE
ServPro to Purchase 1,200 Endurance Electric Pickups
June 19, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/10119047/... READ MORE
“The Long View” By MEMA President and CEO Bill Long
June 18, 2020
MEMA has been working to advance the business interests of motor vehicle parts suppliers for 116 years. In that time, we have leveraged our stability and longevity to your advantage, and we have... READ MORE
MEMA Urges New Trade Measures to Directly Help Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers
June 18, 2020
MEMA submitted identical comments yesterday to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance for their hearings on the “2020 Trade Policy Agenda.” The letters coincided... READ MORE
Jim Hastie Joins Parts Authority
June 18, 2020
Jim Hastie has joined Parts Authority to serve as their vice president category management – cooling & collision. Read more here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/jim-hastie-joins-parts-... READ MORE
Automakers Report No Major COVID-19 Outbreaks Since Restart
June 18, 2020
Automakers in the U.S. have not reported any significant outbreaks of COVID-19 since they have begun the process of resuming production on May 18. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
EU Opens Investigation into Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger Over Commercial Van Competition
June 18, 2020
The European Union has launched a four-month antitrust investigation into the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA merger, but both companies said that it should not affect their plan to close the... READ MORE
Nikola Sets Truck Production Schedule, Envisions Autonomous Model
June 18, 2020
Nikola Corp. is starting to build prototypes of a battery-powered electric heavy-duty truck in Germany. Production of the trucks will take place in Europe starting in 2021, with some models set to... READ MORE
Study: U.S. Has Returned to 95 Percent Commercial Driving Activity
June 18, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/10118924/... READ MORE
Register for MEMA’s 2020 Webinar – USMCA Uniform Regulations: Conversation with U.S. CBP
June 17, 2020
MEMA will host a webinar on June 24 that will provide an overview on the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement’s uniform regulations. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA... READ MORE
Fed Launches Long-Awaited Main Street Lending Program, Seeks to Reach Nonprofits
June 17, 2020
The Federal Reserve launched the Main Street Lending Program on June 15, which will provide up to $600 billion in loans to businesses with up to 15,000 employees or have up to $5 billion in... READ MORE
U.S. Extends Border Closure Agreements with Canada, Mexico into July
June 17, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security has extended the closure of the U.S.’s borders with Canada and Mexico for nonessential travel until July 21 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read more... READ MORE
Patti Engineering Relocates Austin Facility
June 17, 2020
Patti Engineering, Inc., has moved its facility in Austin, Texas to a new location to improve service for customers in the area. Read more here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/patti-... READ MORE
Registration Open for AAPEX 2020
June 17, 2020
Attendee registration is open for AAPEX 2020, Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas. As the premier event representing... READ MORE
Italy Close to Approving $7.1 Billion Fiat Chrysler Loan, Report Says
June 17, 2020
Italy is close to offering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles a 6.3 billion-euro ($7.1 billion) credit loan to help the company weather through the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE