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Renault and Nissan Unveil Plan to Patch Tattered Alliance
May 29, 2020
Nissan and Renault unveiled a new plan to patch relations and weather through the economic storm caused by COVID-19. Renault will have dominant presence in Europe, Russia, Latin America, and... READ MORE
VW Board OKs Ford Alliance Projects
May 29, 2020
Volkswagen’s supervisory board approved multiple projects that the company will partner with Ford on, according to a statement VW made on May 28. Some of the projects include a new commercial van... READ MORE
GM, Ford Use Payment Programs with Banks to Aid Suppliers
May 29, 2020
Ford and General Motors are taking advantage of payment programs that will help finance small suppliers looking to resume production in an economy impacted by COVID-19. The programs will pay... READ MORE
Spain Says it will Do All it Can to Reverse Nissan Plant Closure
May 29, 2020
The government of Spain stated it will do everything in its power to save the country’s main car factory after Nissan announced it will close the facility. Spain’s government will look to find... READ MORE
GM to Add Second, Third Shifts at Truck Plants Next Week
May 29, 2020
General Motors announced that it is prepared to add second and third shifts to three U.S. truck plants next week, as well as add second shifts to its Spring Hill, Tenn., and Canadian CAMI Assembly... READ MORE
GM's Idled Warren Transmission Plant Finds a New Purpose During Outbreak
May 29, 2020
General Motor’s Warren plant, which used to produce transmissions, is now making 100,000 face masks per day for front-line and GM workers. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/... READ MORE
CVS Health Tests Self-Driving Vehicle Prescription Delivery
May 29, 2020
CVS Health is working with robotics company Nuro to test new self-driving vehicles next month that will deliver prescriptions to customers from a store near Houston. Read more here: https://... READ MORE
Register for HDMA’s Pulse Series Webinar with ACT Research
May 29, 2020
Register today for HDMA’s Pulse Series Webinar with ACT Research on June 3, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. Topics covered will include key issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis impacting the... READ MORE
Michigan Joins California in Suing Feds Over Bid to Roll Back Mpg Rules
May 28, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA consistently urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for continued progress in the... READ MORE
The Aftermarket’s Rise and Fall
May 28, 2020
As aftermarket sales spike during the COVID-19 crisis, stakeholders wonder whether the effects are temporary or if it means that the industry is recovering faster compared to other industries.... READ MORE
2020 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Canceled
May 28, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Automotive Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony for this year. Read more here: https://www.autocareweek.com/2020-automotive-hall-of-fame-... READ MORE
PlanetM Awards $280K to Ease COVID-19 Transportation Problems in Michigan
May 28, 2020
Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s PlanetM will award $280,000 to five companies creating solutions to transportation issues caused by COVID-19. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.... READ MORE
MERA to Host Sustainable Manufacturing Days on June 15 and 16
May 28, 2020
MERA invites you to attend Sustainable Manufacturing Days on June 15 and 16, an online event for the remanufacturing industry that will be hosted by the MERA Executive Councils. The event... READ MORE
Ford's Police Interceptor Vehicles Can Now Turn Up the Heat on Coronavirus
May 28, 2020
Ford will be launching new software for its line of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The new technology will be able to heat the interior of the vehicle... READ MORE
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Discontinues New-Truck Sales
May 28, 2020
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will discontinue new truck sales in the U.S. and Canada to shift to a service-based business model. Read more here: https://www.worktruckonline.com/359173/... READ MORE
Trucking Companies Adapt to Coronavirus Realities
May 28, 2020
Companies like Roadrunner Freight and U.S. Xpress have adapted their business models and deployed tools to keep themselves safe and operational during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here:... READ MORE
MEMA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urge Lawmakers to Provide Temporary Liability Relief Legislation
May 27, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter signed by MEMA and more than 200 other trade associations urging Congressional lawmakers to pass temporary liability relief for businesses working to... READ MORE
Hoyer Says House and Senate Close on PPP Loan Extension
May 27, 2020
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stated that the House and Senate should be able to quickly come to an agreement on new rules to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that will give more... READ MORE
SBA Approves $4.4 Mil for Paycheck Protection Program
May 27, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA) approved more than $4.4 million through May 23, increasing the net amount of available funds to over $511.2 billion. Read the full report here: https... READ MORE