Endorsement From Governor Matt Bevin
Here for America
"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."
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.

Mississippi Opens Its Arms to Toyota and Mazda Plant

Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility in Mississippi that will create up to 4,000 American jobs.

Toyota, Mazda to Build $1.6B, 4,000-job U.S. Automotive Assembly Plant

International automakers Toyota and Mazda plan to announce Friday that they will build a new $1.6 billion vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.

Alabama Auto Sector Primed for Growth With $1 Billion in New Investment

Alabama’s auto industry continues to thrive, racking up new jobs and investments in communities across the state.

VW & Toyota Grow: A New Addition

A lot has to happen before a plant can add a new model, and that means planning early.

Honda’s Legacy In the U.S.A.

Honda has the longest sustained U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker.

Subaru and Camden Habitat for Humanity Build a Brighter Future in NJ

Camden County Habitat for Humanity and Subaru of America, Inc. volunteers recently raised the walls on a new house in Camden, New Jersey.

Nissan Is Investing in the U.S.

U.S. Production has increased by more than 78 percent since 2011, as Nissan Group continues to localize core-model production. Nissan built a record number of vehicles in the U.S. in 2016

Endorsement From Governor Kay Ivey

Here for America is a valuable resource in educating lawmakers and the public about the important contributions that are being made by the global automakers.

Hyundai is Making an Impact on America

Hyundai may be a Korean company, but over half the cars they sell in the U.S. are made here, thus providing jobs for over 2,700 Alabama residents.

Toyota By The Numbers

Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for 60 years. From their manufacturing facilities to R&D sites, Toyota has employed thousands of Americans.

Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga Promotes High-Tech Workforce Training

The training at Volkswagen is seen as vital as the carmaker seeks to fill the highly skilled jobs maintaining and fixing the factory’s robots and other technical posts.

Scot McLemore, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Honda North America, Testifies to the Importance of Workforce Development

Scot McLemore of Honda North America testified in front of the Joint Economic Committee on the issue of workforce development, sharing plans to close the skills gap in auto manufacturing.

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National

Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National to ensure that all youth are welcomed and accepted at school.

Nissan Foundation Grant Supports STARS Cultural Diversity Programs

The Nissan Foundation has named STARS a 2017 grant recipient, receiving $15,000 to support the Middle Tennessee organization’s initiative.

Subaru and Grand Teton Partner with High School Students to Encourage Recycling

Subaru has partnered with Grand Teton on its zero-waste initiative, which features student artwork with an environmental focus.

Honda Scholarship Program Expands to Support More Ohio State Students

The Honda Scholarship Program at The Ohio State University will expand in academic year 2017-2018, increasing the total number of available scholarships from 80 to 90.

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant.

Volkswagen Workers Foundation Extends Partnership With Operation Get Active

The Volkswagen Workers Foundation has extended its partnership with the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation and the Operation Get Active (OGA) initiative with a $200,000 donation.

Hyundai Team Members Donate $21,000 To Montgomery Area Food Bank

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) team members showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting over $21,000 for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Ten Indiana Nonprofits Receive SIA Foundation Capital Grants

The Subaru In America Foundation awarded over $85,000 in capital grants to 10 Indiana charitable organizations, the largest grant dollars’ distribution to-date for the Foundation.

BMW’s Will Add 1,000 More American Jobs By 2021

BMW has invested $8 billion in Spartanburg since announcing the plant 25 years ago. The company said it would invest an additional $600 million for manufacturing infrastructure to build more vehicles.

Toyota’s New Headquarters Will Create Up To 4,000 Jobs

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) is celebrating the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. The company will have jobs for up to 4,000 Toyota team members in North Texas.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana sponsors Indiana Fever STEM Night

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) sponsored the Indiana Fever’s STEM Night. This event is one example of HMIN’s commitment to exposing young people to future careers in STEM.

Toyota Kentucky Launches Production of Cutting-Edge Camry

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) recently hired more than 700 people to support the launch of the 2018 Camry, bringing the number of team members to an all-time high of over 8,000.

BMW Invests $600 Million in South Carolina Plant

BMW plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, which will create an additional 1,000 jobs at the plant.

Honda Honors Indirect Procurement Suppliers In Ohio and Indiana

Honda honored 15 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and corporate operations at Honda North America, Inc. yesterday at its annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference.

German Automakers in the U.S.

In 2016, BMW produced more than 400,000 cars at its $7 billion plant in South Carolina. About 70% of the cars were exported, which makes BMW the top automotive exporter in the U.S. In addition, a Mercedes plant in Alabama made 300,000 cars.

How Mercedes-Benz Sees the Future of the Automobile

Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. International Supplier Forum in Birmingham gave attendees a peek at how the automaker sees the future of the business. Company officials said they look to buy more American-made parts for cars produced at Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa plant.

Nissan’s Smyrna Plant Celebrates 34 Years of Manufacturing in America

Nissan began U.S. manufacturing in 1983. More than 34 years later, the automaker has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles, 1.65 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually.

Acura MDX Production Begins at East Liberty Auto Plant

Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura​ MDX SUV, the second U.S. plant to build America’s best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX.

BMW’s Impact on South Carolina

In 1994, BMW opened a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Having invested $7.8 billion in the plant, BMW now boasts that it is the company’s largest single facility in the world. And it has spurred investments by a range of suppliers throughout the state.

International Automakers Borrow From Reagan for TV Ad

The ad campaign seeks to bring some attention to the hefty U.S. presence foreign automakers, which manufacture nearly half of all vehicles produced in the U.S. and have invested some $75 billion in the U.S. to date.

Mazda Drive For Good Inspires Mazda Employees to Give Back

Mazda employees have pledged to do one hour of charitable community service—and since the program began in 2013, Mazda has raised more than 260,000 hours.

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota Engineering Theater

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Picks Up First VW Atlas Sold in America

Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd said Thursday that the first impression of his new Volkswagen Atlas sport utility vehicle was that it exceeded his expectations.

Toyota Expands Opportunities in Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).

Nissan Joins Habitat for Humanity’s First Nationwide Campaign

Nissan joined Habitat for Humanity’s first nationwide campaign, Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey), in raising awareness and funds to improve access to decent shelter.

Autos Are Indiana’s Second-Largest Manufacturing Sector

Automotive manufacturing is the second-largest manufacturing sector in Indiana and automotive jobs have seen a 40 percent increase since 2009. Indiana’s automotive manufacturing sector is a $15.8 billion industry that employs more than 100,000 Hoosiers.

Subaru Hosts Dining Out For Life Fundraiser

Subaru is a proud, decade-long Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life, with nearly $40 Million raised to support HIV/AIDS services throughout the life of this partnership.

International Automakers and Dealers Continue to Positively Impact U.S. Economy

Here for America released its 2017 International Automakers and Dealers in America report. It details the substantial investment and impact international automakers and dealers have on the U.S. economy, American manufacturing and job creation.

Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Celebrates 12 Years of Production

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) celebrated 12 years of production. The plant officially began production on on May 20, 2005. The $1.7 billion plant is the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility and employs more than 3,000 people with high-paying jobs and full benefits.

Teens Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge

Students, teachers, and schools are rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge.

Honda Supports Scholars Program at California State University, Fullerton

The Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., raised more than $200,000 for the Abrego Future Scholars Program.

BMW Donates New X5 to South Carolina’s Newest Education Ambassador

BMW Manufacturing donated a new X5 to South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year to drive during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador.

Nissan Hosts Mississippi’s Largest STEM / Robotics Competition

Nissan partnered with Mississippi Robotics to host the second annual STEM/Robotics Competition at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The full-day event was designed to engage students in grades 3 through 12 in activities that nurture their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).