For Tesla, a Big Hand from China to Restart New Shanghai Factory
March 18, 2020
The Chinese government supplied Tesla with the necessary health equipment to protect themselves from the coronavirus, including masks and disinfectant, to help the automaker restart production at... READ MORE
Nissan Moves Marsh to Head Up Production, Purchasing in North America
March 18, 2020
Steve Marsh, who has worked for Nissan for 33 years, was promoted to the company’s senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing at its North American division... READ MORE
HDMA Thanks Members for Timely Dues Payment in 2020!
March 18, 2020
MEMA’s commercial vehicle division, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), thanked several of its members for payment of their 2020 membership dues. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Trade Groups Concerned Over Potential June 1 Start of USMCA
March 17, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), along with the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), AIADA, Here for America, and the National Automobile Dealers Association... READ MORE
Canada to Close Border Except for US Citizens, Commerce
March 17, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that the country will close its borders to people who aren’t citizens or permanent residents to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus... READ MORE
EXIM Extends Program Waivers, Extensions, and Other Provisions to U.S. Customers and Lenders Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
March 17, 2020
On March 12, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) stated in a press release that it will provide relief measures to U.S. exporters and financial institutions – including deadline... READ MORE
Now Made in Mexico: Japan Suppliers Shift China Output
March 17, 2020
An anonymous supplier for Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corp. has moved business from the Chinese province of Jiangsu to Guanajuato state in Mexico due to hindered production caused by the... READ MORE
Ford, JLR, Honda, Rolls Royce Asked to Make Ventilators to Fight Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Britain’s government has asked Ford Motor, Jaguar Land Rover and Honda to help make ventilators and other forms of health equipment to combat the coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
USMCA Moves Closer to Implementation as Canada Gives Its OK
March 16, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has advocated for the ratification of the USMCA in the United States. The Canadian Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on... READ MORE
House Passes Coronavirus Plan with Two-Week Paid Sick Leave, Free Testing
March 16, 2020
On March 14, U.S. House members passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide aid to citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. This includes free testing, paid sick leave for two... READ MORE
Supreme Court Won’t Hear ABPA-Ford Parts Dispute; New World Case Continues at Appellate Level
March 16, 2020
On March 9, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to look over a case involving Ford Motor Co. patenting the design of its auto body parts, which puts into question the protection of aftermarket... READ MORE
UAW, Detroit Three launch COVID-19 Task Force
March 16, 2020
The United Auto Workers, in a partnership with General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, will put together a COVID-19 Task Force to implement protection members for... READ MORE
Fiat Chrysler Halts Output at Most European Plants
March 16, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will cease production at most of its European plants through March 27 as the coronavirus pandemic shakes the economies in Italy, Poland, Serbia, Tychy, and other... READ MORE
Mid-Engine Corvette Hits Dealer Lots
March 16, 2020
Chevrolet’s mid-engine Corvette has hit dealerships this month after a delay in deliveries. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2020/03/14/mid-... READ MORE
UPS Testing Electric/Autonomous Yard Tractors in England
March 16, 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/353262/ups-... READ MORE
McConnell Delays Senate Recess Amid Coronavirus Crisis and FISA Deadline
March 13, 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak raises concerns about its potential effect on the U.S. economy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confirmed that the Senate plans to delay its scheduled... READ MORE
Bollinger to Offer Electric Chassis for Commercial Vehicles
March 13, 2020
Bollinger Motors is building a Class 3, battery-powered chassis for commercial vehicles. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/bollinger-offer-electric-chassis-commercial-... READ MORE
U.S. Auto Production Remains Steady Amid Coronavirus Fears
March 13, 2020
Despite the threat the coronavirus poses on the economy, Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and General Motors have said that the virus has yet to affect production in the U.S. Read... READ MORE
Stakeholders’ Input Key to Shaping AV 4.0, Says USDOT Nominee Finch Fulton
March 13, 2020
Finch Fulton, the deputy assistant secretary of Transportation Policy at the Department of Transportation, said that stakeholders will play a key role in forming the department’s autonomous... READ MORE