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Sing For Hope and Mini USA Partner for #DrivingHope Initiative During 8th Annual Sing for Hope Pianos in June

Sing for Hope, the nonprofit arts organization, and MINI USA announced #DrivingHope, a partnership motivated by both organizations’ passion for bringing creativity to communities.

Kia Renews Multi-Year Partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Defensive Driving School

Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) today announced a multi-year renewal of their partnership, coinciding with National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Celebrates Its 11th Anniversary

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is celebrating its 11th anniversary!

Nissan Earns 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, Nissan North America has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to organizations dedicated to protecting the environment by making their operations more energy efficient.

All-New Honda Insight Will Be American-Made

Built in Indiana with the battery unit from Ohio, the all-new Insight reflects Honda’s investment in the growing electrified vehicle manufacturing capabilities in America.

Subaru of America Returns as the Title Sponsor of the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival in Philadelphia

Subaru announced its title sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia for the 15th year.

Three Honda Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

For the 12th consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, while Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) achieved the designation for the sixth year in a row.

Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year.

Restrictions on Automobile Imports a Pretext for Protectionism

Reports that the President has requested input from his Cabinet on possible non-tariff barriers for vehicle imports to the U.S. is a bad idea and a pretext for protectionism. We ask the President to immediately reconsider this action.

Hyundai in Montgomery, AL

Hyundai’s $1.7 billion plant in Montgomery, AL is the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility and employs more than 3,000 people with high-paying jobs and full benefits.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Celebrating Its 20th Year In The Fight To End Childhood Cancer

Hyundai Hope On Wheels celebrates its 20th year in the fight against pediatric cancer and announces plans to exceed $145 million toward pediatric cancer research.

Honda Marine Science Foundation Supports New Projects Focused on “Living Shorelines” Along West Coast

Continuing its efforts to help restore marine ecosystems and strengthen resilience against climate change, the Honda Marine Science Foundation will support three projects centered on “living shorelines” along the West Coast.

Toyota and Project Lead the Way Awarded $290,000 in Student Grants

Toyota and Project Lead the Way awarded $290,000 in grants to 22 K-12 schools in Indiana to help prepare students for future STEM jobs.

Toyota’s Kentucky Plant is Toyota’s Largest Vehicle Manufacturing Plant

Toyota’s Kentucky plant is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, annually capable of producing 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines.

Why Mercedes is now living large in Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz USA celebrates the grand opening of its all-new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Atlanta, GA, serving as the hub for the Group’s U.S. sales and customer service operations.

WorkOne, Toyota, VU Partner For GED Initiative

WorkOne Southwest, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and Vincennes University are partnering to help people in Gibson and Vanderburgh Counties earn a GED and become qualified to fill well paying, in-demand jobs in southwest Indiana.

Women at Toyota Step Ahead in Manufacturing Excellence

Four Toyota team members were selected to receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award through The Manufacturing Institute, an award that honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

Volkswagen Announces a New Five-Passenger Atlas SUV to be Built in Chattanooga, TN

Volkswagen will invest approximately $340 million in addition to the $900 million it has already invested into its Chattanooga, TN plant to support the production of the new Atlas.

Tariffs Will Hurt American Producers and Consumers

“At the end of the day a trade war will hurt American producers and consumers.”

Mazda and Toyota Establish “Mazda Toyota Manufacturing” in Huntsville, Alabama

Mazda and Toyota have established their new joint-venture company “Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc.” that will produce vehicles in Huntsville, Alabama starting in 2021. The facility is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs and Toyota and Mazda are investing $1.6 billion towards this project.

Nissan’s Canton Plant Builds its 4 millionth Vehicle

Nissan celebrated the production of its 4 millionth vehicle at its Canton assembly plant as the plant nears its 15 anniversary.

Honda and Toyota Partnered in STEM Fest 2018 in Indiana

Honda and Toyota were partners in STEM Fest 2018 in Indiana to help expose students to a new wave of STEM jobs.

North American Auto Industry and Union Reacts to Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald Trump said that he will levy tariffs against overseas steel and aluminum and the automotive community is questioning the potential fallout from those plans.

Mercedes-Benz Invests $1 Billion in Tuscaloosa

Mercedes-Benz will be investing $1 billion into its Tuscaloosa, AL plant this year, which is expected to help create more than 600 jobs.

Honda Donates $600,000 to Support a New Health Center

Mary Rutan Hospital’s new health center is one of several local hospitals in Ohio that received $600,000 from Honda for improvements.

Toyota Partners with Meals on Wheels to Serve Seniors in Texas

Toyota teamed up with Collin County Meals on Wheels and VNA Texas – Meals on Wheels to serve meals to seniors in North Texas.

Honda Teams Up with Indiana Pacers for the Dream Big Initiative

The Indiana Pacers and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) teamed up for the “Dream Big Initiative,” which celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month.

BMW Continues to be the Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

BMW Manufacturing announced that it exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2017.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT: An American-born Sport Sedan

The 2018 Passat GT is the first Volkswagen model to be developed, engineered, and built entirely in the U.S. at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant.

Tariffs Make U.S. Auto Industry Less Competitive

“Exemptions will not address the fundamental problems tariffs will create for U.S. car and truck manufacturing.”

Honda’s Impact in Alabama

Since the start of production in 2001, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s $2 billion facility in Lincoln has incorporated innovative manufacturing technologies shared by Honda facilities around the globe. 

Subaru Built 367,000 Indiana-Made Vehicles in 2017

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. built 367,000 Hoosier-made vehicles last year. The automaker has operated for almost 30 of Subaru of America’s 50 years, having begun production in 1989.

A Successful NAFTA Should Not Be Linked to Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

“In just the last week, the auto industry has been threatened with increased duties on cars from Europe, major tariff increases on steel and aluminum imports, and now linking these tariffs to the future of NAFTA…ill-considered actions like these could reverse all the recent progress made by the U.S. auto manufacturing industry.”

Threat of Tax on EU Automobile Imports is a Strike Against American Consumers

“Europe and America have a long history of investing in each other… There’s simply no benefit to the American worker, consumer, or economy from an escalation here.”

BMW Builds its 200,000th South Carolina-Made X4

BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina built its 200,000th BMW X4, a vehicle that has been in production at the facility since 2014.

Trump Trade Action Could Boost Steel And Aluminum Makers, Hurt Other Industries

While the steel and aluminum producers might get a temporary boost, the steel and aluminum tariffs could also indirectly drive up costs for other domestic manufacturers, including the auto industry.

Mercedes-Benz Triples Down on Alabama Investment

The Mercedes-Benz auto line that made Alabama a name in the car game will now take the state to the next level, with a $1 billion investment to expand the Tuscaloosa plant to accommodate assembly of battery-powered vehicles.

International Automakers Say U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Will Harm Industry

“We could end up trading away the benefits of tax and regulatory reform, competitive prices, access to export markets, and good American jobs.”

Honda Builds 25 Millionth American-Made Vehicle

Honda built its 25 millionth automobile in the United States, a 2018 Accord produced at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.

International Automakers Urge Administration to Go Back to the Drawing Board on Concerns About U.S. Steel and Aluminum

“There are better ways to address concerns about the American steel and aluminum industries.  It’s time to go back to the drawing board.”

Toyota Kentucky Sponsors Science and Engineering Fair

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc (TMMK) sponsored the 5th annual ACTC/FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair, which showcased 124 student projects.

Honda Raises $2 Million for United Way

Honda supports United Way through local events, campaigns, incentive programs and fundraisers. In 2017, Honda companies across the U.S. raised $2 million for United Way.

Nissan Partners with 100 Black Men of America to Help High School Students

Nissan partnered with 100 Black Men of America to host its fifth annual Nissan Resume Challenge and Summit in Nashville, helping more than 50 high school students prepare for future success.

Subaru of America Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Subaru of America, Inc. began producing American-made vehicles on Sept. 11, 1989, with a Subaru Legacy sedan as the first model off the line.

Nissan’s Impact in Mississippi

Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton began producing Mississippi-made vehicles in 2003. The plant now employs over 6,400 Mississippians and builds 450,000 vehicles each year.

Toyota Donates $30,000 and a New Minivan to Domestic Violence Shelter

Toyota donated $30,000 and a new 2018 Sienna minivan to a domestic violence shelter to provide much-needed transportation.

Honda’s Impact in Indiana

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, Inc. in Greensburg began producing American-made vehicles in 2008. The plant now employs over 2,000 Hoosiers and builds 250,000 vehicles each year.

Subaru Donates 5 Vehicles to a Colorado High School

Subaru donated five vehicles to a program at Cañon City High School that gives students a chance to build a career in the automotive industry.

Honda-Ohio State Partnership Creates STEM Opportunities for Students

Four classes of 61 engineering students currently receive the $3,000 annual scholarship from the Honda-Ohio State Partnership. Scholars received the Honda-Ohio State Math Medal, which included the scholarship opportunity at OSU’s College of Engineering.

Volkswagen Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee Open Up 8 eLabs

Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga) in partnership with the State of Tennessee, have named eight additional HCDE schools to receive digital fabrication equipment as part of the Volkswagen eLabs initiative.  

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Honors Heroes in the Fight Against Cancer

Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to institutions that are pursuing lifesaving research and innovative treatments for the disease. Since its inception, it has awarded more than $130 million toward cancer research.

Subaru Sponsors 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show

Subaru will return to the Philadelphia Flower Show as premier sponsor for the 17th consecutive year to encourage an appreciation of nature’s beauty.

Subaru Donates School Supplies to 25 New Jersey Classrooms

After Riletta Twyne Cream Family School suffered major water damage, Subaru provided all 25 school classrooms with schools supplies.

Hyundai to Donate 1,000 Winter Coats for Youth in Detroit

Hyundai Motor America will donate 1,000 new winter coats to underserved youth in Detroit to continue its commitment to helping serve the needs of the greater Detroit community.

Honda to Add CR-V Production to Marysville Plant

Honda Motor Co. again is shaking up its production to accommodate the seemingly endless demand for the CR-V crossover.

Toyota Built 1.3 Million American-Made Vehicles in 2017

Toyota has invested $373.8 million in five U.S. manufacturing plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain.

Volkswagen Chattanooga’s Impact on Tennessee

Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee continues to make a positive impact across the state.

BMW’s Presence in the U.S.

BMW Manufacturing employs more than 10,000 people and has invested over $8 billion in its South Carolina operations.

International Automakers Continue to Invest in the U.S.

Four of the most-recent [international] commitments alone are expected to add 10,000 jobs and hundreds of thousands of units of U.S. production by 2021.

Toyota’s Huntsville Plant Produced 700,000 Engines in 2017

The factory announced today that it is turning out about 3,000 engines per day, six times the number it produced when the plant opened in 2003.

Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th generation of America’s most popular car, has earned the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award.

Subaru Awards Grant to Enhance STEM Education

The SIA Foundation awarded a $6,223 grant to teacher Ricci Barber to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education at Battle Ground Middle School.

Mercedes-Benz Plant Produces 3 Millionth Alabama-Built Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz celebrated a milestone at its Tuscaloosa County plant. Almost 21 years after the plant opened, workers turned out the 3 millionth vehicle assembled there. Employees on the Assembly 2 line, which builds SUVs, enjoyed a special ceremony to commemorate the event.

Toyota and Mazda to Build $1.6 Billion Plant in Alabama

Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant. The plant, which will employ up to 4,000 people and produce about 300,000 vehicles a year, will be located in Huntsville, Alabama.

Toyota Donates $15,000 to the Salvation Army

Toyota Mississippi employees donated around 4,000 toys to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The car manufacturer also presented Salvation Army officials with a check for $15,000 to cover a shortage in the charity’s annual Red Kettle program.

Volkswagen Continues to Support Art Programs at MoMA

As a partner for MoMA and MoMA PS1 since 2011, the Volkswagen Group of America supports the seventh series of VW Sunday Sessions, a pioneering art program which had been developed and introduced with the help of the Group.

Honda to Manufacture Insight Hybrid in Greensburg

The Insight will be manufactured at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) in Greensburg, alongside Civic and CR-V using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Toyota Partners With SBP to Help Disaster Victims in Houston

Toyota continues to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Armed with the tools of the Toyota Production System, the automaker and the national non-profit SBP hopes to speed up the recovery process.

BMW’s Spartanburg Plant Begins Pre-Production of the X7

Knudt Flor, head of the BMW Group Spartanburg plant: “We are proud to produce the BMW X7 here in Spartanburg, the home of our X models… Together with the BMW X7, a total of five BMW X models will be exported from Spartanburg to all four corners of the globe.”

Honda Produced More Than 357,000 Alabama-Built Vehicles in 2017

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama turned out more than 357,000 vehicles in 2017 at its Lincoln plant, which included a record number of Pilot SUVs.

Subaru Will Invest $140 Million in its Indiana Plant

Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) will invest more than $140 million to add production of the Subaru Ascent in 2018 to meet the growing demand for mid-level vehicles in North America. The company also plans to create up to 200 new jobs by 2018.

Honda Partners with Living Classrooms Foundation to Inspire Young People

Since 2002, Honda’s support of the Living Classrooms Foundation has enabled more than 7,300 students in Washington, D.C. to participate in hands-on educational programs using urban, natural and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Celebrates One Millionth American-Made Corolla

From the first team member hired to the first car built to the one millionth car built, Toyota’s first decade in Mississippi has been a great ride.

Hyundai Donates Ioniqs to the National Park Service

Hyundai has donated six 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrids to the National Park Service for use by staff in three national parks.

Toyota Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

The Organization for International Investment (OFII) announced Toyota Motor North America as its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Award winner.

Mazda Donates $5 Million to Charity

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) will donate $5 million to four national charities and 42 local charities, meeting a commitment to the communities in which it does business.

Here For America Urges Congress to Pass Pro-Growth Tax Reform

“International automakers urge Congress to adopt the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).”

Endorsement From Governor Matt Bevin

“Investment by internationally owned automotive companies in Kentucky hit $1.8 billion, nearly 44 percent of the $4.1 billion total automotive-related investment this year.”

Subaru’s Indiana Plant To Add 200 Jobs for Ascent Production

Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette plans to boost its already enormous workforce by as many as 200 employees by the end of 2018 as it adds the Ascent SUV to its roster.

Mercedes-Benz Expands Its Alabama Operations

Mercedes, which launched vehicle production in Alabama 20 years ago, is completing a $1.3 billion expansion project announced two years ago to prepare its Tuscaloosa County plant for new SUVs.

Endorsement From Governor Henry McMaster

I want to offer my support for the Here for America initiative, which tells an important story about the global automotive industry, and how it is creating jobs and strong communities throughout the United States and in South Carolina.

Maserati Celebrates 103rd Anniversary

When, in 1914, the Maserati brothers founded the Officine Alfieri Maserati in the heart of Bologna, Italy, they could hardly have imagined the impact they would have on the world.

Volkswagen Receives the 2017 Eakin Philanthropy Award

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced that it has been honored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation with the 2017 Eakin Philanthropy Award, recognizing the automaker’s support of critical programs and resources across the Fairfax County Park system.

Nissan Begins Production of the 2018 LEAF in Tennessee

Production for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide starting next month.

Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend’s 2018 SUV of the Year

​Motor Trend has named the ever-popular Honda CR-V as its 2018 SUV of the Year. The 2018 CR-V beat out 25 contenders in an exhaustive evaluation by 11 of Motor Trend’s top editors, writers and testers.

Toyota Opens $80 Million Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center in Kentucky

Toyota’s newly opened $80 million, state-of-the-art and environmentally-conscious Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is a statement on Toyota’s commitment to investing in the future of American manufacturing.

Subaru Helps Reduce Waste in National Parks Through the Zero-Landfill Initiative

Subaru of America, Inc. is collaborating with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the National Park Service (NPS) on the Zero-Landfill Initiative to reduce in America’s national parks.

Subaru Indiana Exec Named Business Leader of the Year

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce named Tom Easterday as Business Leader of the Year. Easterday, Senior Executive Vice President of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, stood out for the growth of the company, and for the respect he’s won from others.

Subaru Donates Car to Georgia Meals on Wheels Program

Subaru of America Inc.’s donated 2018 Subaru Outback will enable ACCA’s Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers to reach 15 more seniors and serve 300 more meals each month.

Nissan Supports STEM Education in Canton, Mississippi

Thanks to Nissan, 39 teachers in the Canton Public Schools system engaged in hands-on training. The training – along with ongoing teacher support and classroom materials and curriculum for over 1,000 students – was made possible through continued support by the automaker.

Volvo Makes Big Investments in the U.S.

Volvo is increasing its total U.S. manufacturing investment to $1.1 billion, boosting production capacity to 150,000 vehicles a year and increasing the number of jobs to almost 4,000.

Volkswagen Congratulates MoMA on 80 Years of Education

Volkswagen Group of America congratulates The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 80 years of educational programming. A multi-year sponsor of MoMA and MoMA PS1 since 2011, Volkswagen became lead sponsor of MoMA Education in 2015.

Nissan’s Presence in the U.S.

Nissan has made strategic investments in its U.S. operations to ensure the company is able to continue to build quality vehicles that meet the growing needs of U.S. consumers.

Volkswagen Honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) proudly announced that it has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of 609 major U.S. businesses that earned the designation as a 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

International Automakers Remain Concerned with House Base Erosion Language

“International automakers continue to support comprehensive tax reform that promotes growth and jobs in America. We are committed to working with the House and Senate to ensure pro-growth tax reform becomes a reality.”

Toyota in the U.S.

The desire to evolve and innovate is at the heart of everything we do, and it all starts with engineering and manufacturing. From north to south, east to west, we’re hundreds of thousands of team members strong — all dedicated to helping you go places. We’re Toyota USA.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Celebrates 16 Years of Production

Since the start of production in 2001, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s $2 billion manufacturing facility has incorporated innovative manufacturing technologies shared by Honda facilities around the globe. The plant directly employs 4,500 Alabamians that build 340,000 cars each year.

Volkswagen Honored by National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has honored Volkswagen Group of America with its Leadership Award for the company’s contributions toward breast cancer research and care.

Senate Tax Reform Legislation Could Hurt U.S. Auto Manufacturing

“We agree with the aim of the Senate Finance Committee’s outline but we are concerned that the base erosion provision could raise the cost of manufacturing cars and trucks in America. We are working with the Committee on legislation that encourages job creation and manufacturing investment in the United States.”

BMW Spartanburg Finds its Calling

BMW chose Spartanburg for its first North American plant 25 years ago. The plant now employs 9,000 workers and builds 450,000 vehicles each year.

Endorsement From Governor Bill Haslam

“Automotive companies have invested over $37 billion across our state, and as they continue to invest in Tennessee, we will continue to partner with leaders in this remarkable global industry that drives economic momentum throughout the Southeast, the United States and the world.”

Here For America Reacts to Revised Excise Tax Amendment

“The revised excise tax proposal remains highly problematic: it preserves the discriminatory tax treatment in the underlying bill by targeting inbound companies that have integrated supply chains and have invested heavily in the United States, creating 1.29 million American jobs.”

Japan’s Role in the U.S. Auto Industry

JAMA’s member companies have a 35-year history of investment and innovation in the U.S. They produced a record-high of nearly four million vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, a more than tenfold increase since the mid-1980s.

Current House Tax Reform Bill Will Stifle U.S. Investment and Innovation

Here for America (HFA), a coalition of international automakers with manufacturing, R&D, sales and other operations throughout the U.S., applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for their continued efforts on making tax reform a reality.

Nissan Canton Plant to Build Next-Generation Frontier Pickup

The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will build the next-generation Nissan Frontier. The facility has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles, and its workforce has assembled more than three million vehicles since opening in 2003.

Subaru Donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross

Subaru of America, Inc. donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of the wildfires rampaging through the western U.S. and countless numbers still reeling from the recent hurricanes.

Toyota Recognized for Its Commitment to America’s Students

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) welcomed Toyota as a “Transformative Partner,” the highest level for PLTW partners for its commitment to workforce development.

Subaru Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Share the Love

Subaru of America, Inc. announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2017. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event, the automaker hopes to exceed $115 million donated since its creation.

Volkswagen Foundation Donated $300,000 to Support Hurricane Relief

The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it donated $150,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund and $150,000 to United for Puerto Rico in support of recovery efforts following Hurricanes and Irma and Maria.

Subaru Donates Over 3,000 Science Books to New Jersey Schools

Subaru of America is proud to announce a donation of over 3,000 books on STEM subjects to Camden schools, continuing the company’s commitment to education as part of its ‘Subaru Loves Learning’ initiative.

Endorsement From Governor Eric Holcomb

In Indiana, we pride ourselves on our ability and capacity to make things. The state boasts the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the country, with one in five Hoosiers going to work at a manufacturing operation each day. Many of those jobs have been created by Indiana’s global automakers Toyota, Honda, and Subaru, which […]

Nissan Grants $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

Nissan North America granted $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), deepening its investment in and commitment to early childhood literacy in Tennessee.

Honda’s Anna Plant Produces 25 Millionth Ohio-Built Engine

​Associates at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, the largest Honda engine plant in the world, celebrated the 25 millionth engine produced since Honda of America Mfg., Inc. opened the facility in 1985.

Mazda Honors Military Families

For the past four years, Mazda, through the Mazda Drive for Good program, has partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co and a veteran nonprofit organization to honor U.S. veterans.

Subaru Expands Indiana Plant for Ascent Production

Subaru of America is shuffling lines and expanding its U.S. plant to build the upcoming Ascent three-row crossover. To prepare for the Ascent, Subaru is spending about $100 million and will hire about 200 workers, bringing the Lafayette, Ind., plant to 5,800 employees.

Alabama Universities Plug into Industry with Auto Research Projects

Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers.

Mazda Partners with Vehicles for Change

Mazda has pledged to be part of Vehicles for Change, Inc.’s legacy through its “Drive to 100” program, donating 100 cars to 100 families from April to December.

Volkswagen Employees Give Back with Summer of Service

Over 450 Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) employees volunteered 1,400 hours for the automaker’s first ever Summer of Service.

Honda Opens Doors to Students on National Manufacturing Day

Honda facilities across the U.S. are participating in National Manufacturing Day events throughout this month, offering more than 1,500 students of all ages an up-close view of modern manufacturing.

Toyota Alabama Welcomes Students for Manufacturing Day

Toyota Alabama welcomed local high school students to their plant for Manufacturing Day. The students toured the facility and learned about exciting opportunities in manufacturing available after graduation.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is helping those in need following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The plant contributed $100,000 to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts in Georgia.

Toyota to Invest $106 Million and Add 50 Jobs at its Alabama Plant

Toyota today announced plans to invest $106 million and add 50 jobs at its Alabama engine plant, the latest expansion for the Huntsville facility that is a key part of the automaker’s U.S. operations.

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Millionth Vehicle

Toyota Indiana’s 5-millionth vehicle is a direct result of the plant’s world-class workforce. Toyota has invested $4.3 billion in its Indiana and employs more than 5,300 Hoosiers.

Mercedes-Benz Invests $1 Billion to Launch Electric Vehicle Production in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz announced plans to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation. The new investment is expected to create more than 600 jobs and upgrade a plant that the company already describes as one of the world’s “smartest” manufacturing facilities.

Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five U.S. manufacturing plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant.

Honda Begins Mass Production of 2018 Accord, Adds 300 New Jobs

Honda invested $267 million and is adding 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new Honda Accord and to increase production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

Volvo Plans to Invest $1 Billion in Its First U.S. Plant

Swedish auto maker Volvo is doubling its investment in its first U.S. plant to a total of $1 billion, a bet that its nascent comeback in the U.S. market has staying power. Volvo will add a second production line to a factory now under construction near Charleston, S.C.

Nissan Announces Smyrna Plant to Build All-New Nissan LEAF

Nissan announced plans to start full production of the new Nissan LEAF at its Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant later this year, as the company strengthens its global leadership in zero-emission electric vehicles.

BMW Manufacturing Produces Its 4 Millionth Vehicle

BMW Manufacturing has produced its four millionth vehicle, a new BMW X3. The automaker’s Spartanburg plant currently produces 1,400 vehicles each day, exporting 70 percent of these models to 140 global markets.

Nissan Donates $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity

Nissan North America announced the continuation of its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation. Nissan has contributed more than $15 million to Habitat nationally since the partnership began in 2005.

Hyundai Capital America Helps Customers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Hyundai Capital America (HCA), a top-10 U.S. captive auto-finance company, announced that it is offering payment relief solutions to its customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Mazda Contributes $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

The Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) together donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief fund to help those being impacted.

Toyota Provides $3 Million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

Toyota Motor North America, along with many other organizations, provided a combined relief effort of over $3 million to serve the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Volkswagen Gives Back at 2017 National Urban League Conference

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. colleagues, including Howard University and INROADS interns, as well as other Conference attendees made it possible for more than 10,000 schoolchildren to receive a backpack.

Tribal Colleges Receive Toyota TCU STEM Award

Toyota has supported Native American education through the College Fund since 1999, helping nearly 1,500 Native students earn a college degree with the Toyota Tribal College Scholarship Program.

Honda and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honor Outstanding Latino Students

Sixteen outstanding Latino undergraduate students from around the country were honored for academic excellence by Honda North America, Inc. and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Each student is eligible to receive a scholarship up to $5,000 to help pay for tuition, books and living expenses, pending verification of fall enrollment.

Toyota Donates Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition

Toyota presented a Toyota Sienna Mobility Vehicle to the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition for excellence in volunteer transportation service. An additional $50,000 in cash was presented to 20 winning volunteer transportation programs across America.

Hyundai Alabama Team Fills Over 400 Backpacks With School Supplies

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Team Members donated school supplies to fill more than 400 backpacks and tote bags for Montgomery Public School System students.

Endorsement From Governor Nathan Deal

I want to express my thanks to the “Here for America” initiative, as it highlights the accomplishments of the thriving automaker industry not just in the United States, but right here in Georgia.

Alabama-Made Vehicles Crisscross the Globe as Exports Surge

Alabama’s auto industry continues to grow, with more than $1 billion in new investment and more than 4,000 jobs announced since the beginning of 2016.

Honda Associates “Stuff the Bus” for Back to School

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) donated 1,355 school supplies for area children and families in need.

Kia Motors and B.R.A.K.E.S. Offer Defensive Driving Classes for Teens

Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding both the number of locations and number of free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle crashes involving teenage drivers.

Toyota Invests $25,000 to Help Kentucky Parents Be More Involved in Schools

A recent $25,000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky will support parent leadership and engagement efforts by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence for the improvement of education for all Kentuckians.

Subaru Donates 50 Cars to Meals on Wheels America

This fall, 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles will be donated to Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals.

Toyota Power of Exchange: Building Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

More than 600 attendees at the 2017 Toyota Power of Exchange, held Thursday, July 20 in Dallas, Texas, had one collective goal in mind: building opportunities.

INFINITI Donates More Than $1 Million to Charity

INFINITI has donated more than $1 million to a variety of coaches’ charities as part of the brand’s ongoing corporate partnership with the NCAA and the NABC.

Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs

Volkswagen, which made this spot its North American manufacturing headquarters, now employs more than 3,200 people at the plant it opened in 2011.

Toyota Invests $400 Million in West Virginia Engine Plant

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has already proven itself as the “little engine plant that could.” Now, it is taking a $400 million investment from the automaker to do more.

“Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative Brings World of Science to Students Across the Country

This month, Subaru of America, Inc. will work alongside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to once again support its “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative.

Toyota Strengthens U.S. Commitments

Earlier this year, Toyota said it will spend $10 billion in US capital investments over the next five years, to build its Plano headquarters and improve its existing manufacturing facilities.