Standard Motor Products Appoints James Burke as Chief Operating Officer
January 27, 2019
Standard Motor Products (SMP) announced that James Burke has been named the chief operating officer for the company.   Burke is currently SMP’s executive vice president finance and chief... READ MORE
Valvoline Named to the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ List
January 27, 2019
Valvoline Inc., a global supplier of premium-branded lubricants and automotive services, has been named to “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list for the second consecutive time.   Valvoline... READ MORE
Volvo Plans ‘Digital Test Drive’ During Super Bowl
January 27, 2019
Automakers spend millions of dollars on slick Super Bowl commercials as they jostle for the nation’s attention.   Rather than get lost in the jumble of 60-second commercials, Volvo is doing... READ MORE
Abundance of New Terms for Driver-Assist Features Is Leaving Consumers Bewildered
January 25, 2019
Pilot. Autopilot. ProPILOT. Pilot Assist. Co-Pilot 360. Highway Pilot.   These are merely a handful of the name brands that automakers use to market driver-assist features available on new... READ MORE
China Sends Vice Ministers to Washington to Pave Way for U.S. Talks
January 25, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: In its statement on Dec. 3 regarding the trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global... READ MORE
Amazon Scouts a New Robotic Delivery System
January 25, 2019
Amazon announced it will begin testing a new, all-electric, robotic delivery system called Scout in Snohomish County, Washington. Scout is a cooler-sized, six-wheeled robot delivery system that rolls... READ MORE
GM to Invest $22M at Spring Hill Plant
January 25, 2019
General Motors Co. plans to spend $22 million at its plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., so the automaker can build new engines there.   GM said on Jan. 24 the engine plant would build 6.2-liter V-8... READ MORE
Ford CEO Tells Employees: ‘Time to Bury’ 2018, Focus on Doubling Profit
January 25, 2019
Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Jim Hackett told employees late on Jan. 24 the No. 2 U.S. automaker would not accept last year’s “mediocre” results and said the company was aiming to nearly double its... READ MORE
FTR’s November Shippers Conditions Index for November Moves into Positive Territory
January 25, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Continued softening in rates and lowering fuel prices contributed to FTR’s Shippers Condition Index (SCI) for November moving from negative territory to a positive reading of 0.1... READ MORE
Global Auto Deals Doubled in 2018: PwC
January 25, 2019
Global auto industry mergers more than doubled to an all-time high of $97.5 billion in 2018 from a year earlier, driven by mega-deals in the automotive parts sector, according to a report released on... READ MORE
Chinese Cars Are Still Cheap. But They’re No Longer Ugly.
January 25, 2019
SHANGHAI -- Long known for being cheap but ugly, Chinese cars are starting to turn heads as domestic manufacturers poach star designers from foreign rivals.   Lured by top-dollar salaries --... READ MORE
MEMA Honors Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb with State Leadership Award
January 24, 2019
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb was honored on Jan. 24 by MEMA as the 2019 recipient of the association’s State Leadership Award, a special recognition given to state elected officials who have... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Business Groups Seeking End to Metals Tariffs
January 24, 2019
MEMA joined more than 45 other groups representing a wide range of business sectors calling for an end on tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and... READ MORE
Renault Names New Leaders as Scandal-Hit Ghosn Bows Out
January 24, 2019
PARIS -- Renault appointed Michelin boss Jean-Dominique Senard as its new chairman today, after Carlos Ghosn was forced to resign in the wake of a financial scandal that has rocked the French... READ MORE
Ford Swings to a Loss, Misses Analysts’ Profit Estimates
January 24, 2019
Ford Motor Co.’s bottom line last year suffered amid worsening losses in China and Europe, underscoring the urgency of the company’s planned overseas restructuring and the pressure on its strong U.S... READ MORE
Volvo’s Polestar 2 Battery-Electric Car Goes 350 Miles
January 24, 2019
The battery-electric Polestar 2, expected to arrive in the U.S. in early 2020, will deliver 400 hp and have an estimated range of 350 miles. The car will be based on Polestar’s compact modular... READ MORE
Boeing’s Flying Car Lifts Off in Race to Revolutionize Urban Travel
January 24, 2019
SEATTLE -- Boeing Co said on Jan. 23 its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to... READ MORE
U.S. Copper Projects Gain Steam Thanks to Electric Vehicle Trend
January 24, 2019
YERINGTON, Nev. -- Once seen as a laggard in the global mining industry, U.S. copper deposits have quietly drawn more than $1.1 billion in investments from small and large miners alike as Tesla and... READ MORE
BBB Industries Announces Executive Management Changes
January 24, 2019
BBB Industries has announced two executive promotions reporting to the CEO: Chris Garner to executive vice president of sales and John Boyer to executive vice president of marketing and product... READ MORE