To help our home community of Montgomery continue its fight against COVID-19, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) donated 20,000 face masks to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
To help our home community of Montgomery continue its fight against COVID-19, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) donated 20,000 face masks to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
The Nissan Foundation today announced it is awarding $680,000 in grants to 27 nonprofit organizations for its 2020 grant cycle.
A trade association representing major international automakers in the United States today unveiled its new name and brand — Autos Drive America. The new identity reflects the transition from an advocacy coalition, Here For America, to an independent trade association led by President and CEO Jennifer Safavian.
Alabama A & M University (AAMU), Huntsville Hospital and Toyota are developing a mobile health clinic initiative to provide free COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in Madison County.
The U.S. is threatening to reinstate Section 232 aluminum tariffs on Canada just days after the USMCA enters into force.
With more than 25 years of world class manufacturing experience, BMW’s Spartanburg South Carolina plant and their associates take pride in building premium quality vehicles. BMW is customer focused, not only producing safe vehicles, but proud to provide the thrill of owning the Ultimate Driving Machine.
Plante Moran released the 20th Annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index Study. Results from the report showed that Toyota gained nine points over its 2019 score, and was the top performer in all 22 variables on the Working Relations Index.
Volkswagen and its network of dealerships are supporting local communities during COVID-19 through the Community-Driven Atlas Initiative.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda made the difficult decision to cancel the HCASC National Championship Tournament for 2020, reallocating funds from the program to partner with HBCUs and support their local communities.
Auto trade groups, which have been supportive of the [new USMCA] trade deal, acknowledged the difficult task at hand. The “USMCA … is a complex agreement and our member companies are trying to get it right, but that’s different for every company,” said Jennifer Safavian, president and CEO of Here for America
Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced that it has officially opened a new parts distribution center (PDC) in Phoenix, Arizona.
The replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement takes effect July 1, meaning automakers will have to begin grappling with a new set of trade rules as they try to remain afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
Today’s entry into force of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) starts the next chapter in this important trilateral trading relationship and we will continue to work with all stakeholders as our members navigate the compliance complexities of this new agreement.”
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect July 1 2020. It will replace and modernize the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the aim of supporting mutually beneficial trade.
Bill Jacobs BMW joined with the regional BMW marketing team to hand out hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes to organizations in their community that need it.
100 deserving high school graduates received $1,000,000 in scholarships from Toyota to help them take their next steps to college.
Since 2011, more than 700,000 Passat vehicles have been assembled at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN factory.
As auto and auto parts plants across the country reopen and Americans begin returning to work, the auto industry is making slow but steady progress toward recovery. Here For America is therefore deeply disappointed by reports that the Administration is considering new tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada.
Nearly 100,000 people design, engineer, build, and service Hyundai cars right here in the U.S. But the automaker is building more than cars—they’re building communities
USMCA´s much expected “Uniform Regulations,” which will be binding in all three member countries, were finally issued on June 3, 2020, less than a month ahead of the July 1, 2020 entry into force of the Trade Agreement replacing NAFTA.
On a mission to preserve coastal areas for future generations, Honda Marine Science Foundation announced its support of five research projects that implement living shoreline approaches to protect coastal habitat threatened by climate change.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) announced 13 Indiana nonprofit organizations from eight counties were awarded capital grants totaling $107,012.19 by the SIA Foundation.
Four Alabama automakers have ramped up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus at their manufacturing facilities. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz all are implementing similar measures as employees return to work, including temperature checks, staggered shifts, frequent sanitizing, and additional protective gear.
USMCA’s long-awaited uniform regulations were published by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The document provides the granular detail on how to comply and eases some uncertainty for auto industry stakeholders that are scrambling to meet the requirements when the pact takes effect July 1.
Jennifer Safavian, president and CEO of Here for America, which lobbies in Washington for the U.S. operations of international motor vehicle manufacturers, said her organization’s members “are very diligently working to become ready” for the implementation of the new trade pact.
Volvo Car USA is committing to the U.S. Armed Forces to give veterans a chance to become certified automotive technicians and start careers in the $1 trillion auto manufacturing and servicing industry through the automaker’s new Veteran Technician Careers Program.
Beardmore Subaru recently announced the Housing Foundation for Sarpy County is the recipient of a $33,000 award through Subaru’s “Share the Love” giving campaign.
Volkswagen announced that it achieved a key production milestone at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant with the completion of its one-millionth vehicle, an Aurora Red Metallic 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line.
The new USMCA is scheduled to take effect July 1, barring delays due to COVID-19. Experts say that there are subtle, but significant differences than the measures
contained in NAFTA
The Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is working with The Salvation Army to fill the pantries of families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
A third-party warehouse and industrial packaging firm is expanding its Charleston-area presence with a Summerville site that will be used for tire and wheel assembly for the Volvo Cars plant near Ridgeville, South Carolina.
The good news about the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement is that it finally gives us certainty around trade in the region after more than three years spent hanging on the next round of talks.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Volkswagen drivers across the nation are pitching in to help their neighbors.
Eleven dealerships from the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas teamed up with BMW Central Region to help deliver goods to the people that need it most during Covid.
Toyota Motor North America is donating four Toyota Sienna vehicles and funds to nonprofits that are serving the area’s most vulnerable community members.
A majority of automakers will submit plans to extend the auto rules under the USMCA
Kia Motors continues to “Accelerate the Good” through the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.
Hyundai has established a COVID-19 response team at all affiliated companies to monitor the Coronavirus situation, minimize the risks and prepare for all potential scenarios.
As a partner since 2011 and the lead sponsor of education since 2015, Volkswagen is proud to support the ongoing and expanded educational opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Saratoga Subaru and Subaru of America have donated 51,153 meals to Feeding America to support those affected by the COVID-19 crisis in the Capital Region.
In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers called “Telluriders” from Kia Motors’ U.S. headquarters delivered the first of the 95,000 face shields the company is donating to hospitals and medical facilities throughout Southern California to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
Amid growing demand for emergency relief as a result of COVID-19, the Toyota USA Foundation awarded $2.5 million in grants to a variety of nonprofits across the nation. Funds address crucial needs – particularly food assistance – in urban hot spots and in many communities where Toyota operates.
Honda is taking the battle against COVID-19 to the streets of the Motor City, delivering 10 specially outfitted Odyssey minivans to the City of Detroit to transport people potentially infected with COVID-19, as well as healthcare workers.
Of course, none of the dozen or so team members who work in the lab at Toyota’s Manufacturing Projects Innovation Center in Georgetown, Kentucky, could have anticipated that the “this” would be engaging in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subaru of America, Inc. sponsored NBC and Universal Television’s all-original “A Parks and Recreation Special,” a charitable telecast that matched consumer donations up to $150,000 to benefit Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
Honda teamed up with Dynaflo to increase Dynaflo’s production of diaphragm compressors, a key component of portable ventilators that are used in hospitals and by first responders throughout the country to help those stricken with the COVID-19 virus.
Here For America’s Board of Directors has selected Jennifer Safavian as its new president and CEO. Safavian is an accomplished government relations professional with two decades of policy experience both in government and in the private sector.
Despite calls from several Congress members to delay the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the U.S. trade representative said USMCA will be implemented as scheduled.
From organizing senior meal deliveries to leading donation drives, Volkswagen dealerships across the country are doing their part to help find new and inventive ways to support their neighbors during these difficult times.
In being a good corporate citizen, Nissan North America Inc. has donated key personal protective equipment to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System and Franklin County’s emergency first responders to provide protection from the coronavirus threat.
The Sandy Springs-based division of Mercedes-Benz USA is donating 7,000 meals (1,000 each week through the end of May) through a partnership with PAWkids to residents of underserved areas on Atlanta’s west side.
The [White House] administration notified Congress that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect on July 1.
In response to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kia Motors announced that production of face shields has begun at its manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.
Subaru of America, Inc. announced its continued commitment to supporting people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by helping to provide 50 million meals to Feeding America.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) continues to assist those in need with essential supplies, emergency relief and provide on-going support to many local organizations and non-profits where it does business.
Thirty-one members of the House of Representatives have pressed the Trump administration to delay implementing automotive regulations under its new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will provide free standard oil changes and enhanced cleaning services for U.S. healthcare workers at participating dealers nationwide.
Hyundai Motor America announced the expansion of its support for COVID-19 drive-thru testing to 22 hospitals nationwide with $4 million in grants through its Hyundai Hope On Wheels program.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the launch of Mazda Financial Services (MFS) provided by Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC).
Dear Ambassador Lighthizer, We strongly supported the bipartisan United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) and look forward to seamless entry into force of the new agreement in the near future. We write to respectfully request flexibility in the planned entry into force for USMCA’s automotive Rules of Origin (ROO) requirements.
Kia is introducing Kia’s Accelerate the Good Program to help current and future Kia owners. [Kia] want[s] to help all [their] customers, especially those who have been directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Subaru of Indiana donated several supplies to firefighters in Lafayette to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is one more action the federal government could take to help ensure a robust automotive recovery: delay the entry-into-force of the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Times of crisis bring out the best in communities like Albertville, Alabama, where Sand Mountain Toyota is one of many local businesses providing K-12 students with free lunches.
Sandy Springs-based Mercedes-Benz USA recently delivered 500 emergency kits to The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Red Shield Shelter, a 320-bed facility located in downtown Atlanta.
The White House administration is not on track for the new North American trade pact to fully go into effect as planned on June 1, making it likely that automakers will have extra time to prepare to comply with the deal’s new rules, multiple people familiar with the talks told POLITICO.
Reports that the White House administration was considering a June 1 start date have stirred concern among automakers, parts suppliers and trade groups that say the deadline, which they say is premature, could disrupt a smooth transition from NAFTA to the new trade deal, especially as the outbreak worsens.
These are trying times for everyone, and I wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Mitsubishi Motors to support our employee team and you, as a past, present, or future Mitsubishi Motors vehicle owner, in this time of COVID-19.
Automakers and parts suppliers both asked lawmakers for stimulus measures to help U.S. car industry cope with the coronavirus, with [the White House] signaling [it’s] willing to assist the sector.
Trade groups representing automakers and parts manufacturers are “gravely concerned” by reports that the administration is considering an entry-into-force date of June 1 for all sections of the USMCA.
These are challenging times for everyone, and I’m here to say Mazda is with you. I am confident that our resilience and challenger spirit will help us navigate the coronavirus and all that comes with and beyond it.
Hyundai Motor America, an advocate for making things better for its customers, is reinstating its Assurance Job Loss Protection program to support customers affected by the uncertain business and financial environment created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and the Troup County School System are teaming up to ensure automotive students have the latest technology in the classroom.
As Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant plans for a surge of SUV assembly this year, production and maintenance workers will see a pay hike and a new bonus system.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the USMCA will go into effect on June 1.
The National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute unveiled their “Creators Wanted” campaign, an unprecedented, nationwide effort to reshape America’s perception of manufacturing and confront the industry’s growing skills gap.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auto Industry Urges Administration to Reconsider USMCA Implementation Date Washington, D.C. March 13, 2020 – “The U.S. automotive industry is committed to the success of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and has been working hard to prepare for its implementation. We therefore are gravely concerned by reports that the Administration is considering […]
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) unveiled a new campaign to close the growing skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
Over the past 25 years, the BMW Group’s presence has grown tremendously in the United States.
Students at the Muscle Shoals Career Academy heard firsthand about the job opportunities at the soon to open Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Madison.
BMW Manufacturing led the nation in automotive exports by value for the sixth consecutive year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Kia salutes some of the women who have made automotive history.
This Employee Appreciation Day, we are celebrating the 2.58 MILLION American jobs supported by international automakers in the U.S.
Toyota is moving ahead with plans to reboot its full-size SUV and pickup truck as it moves ahead with a $13 billion plan to renovate and expand its U.S. manufacturing base over the next three years.
Hyundai Motor Group joined the Pledge to America’s Workers last year, marking its commitment to invest in the training and development of approximately 75,000 American workers.
State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) recently honored Honda Manufacturing of Indiana with a resolution at the Indiana Statehouse for producing its 2 millionth vehicle in Greensburg and its contributions to the community.
Consumer Report’s Top Picks represent the best of the best. They selected these standouts from hundreds of current models rated by CR and backed by survey data from hundreds of thousands of their members.
Back in 2018, Honda built its 25 millionth automobile in the United States, a 2018 Accord produced at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.
Nissan celebrates National Inventors’ Day by illustrating several of the company’s U.S. patents from today and (possibly) tomorrow.
Production of the 2020 Legacy and the 2020 Outback kicked off at the end of July 2019 at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette.
Since 2015, Subaru retailers have partnered with local animal welfare organizations through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative to impact over 144,000 animals in need across the country.
Last year, Toyota committed to creating 200,000 “Pledge to America’s Workers” job training opportunities over the next five years through increased apprenticeships, work-based learning, and on-the-job training.
The Washington Area Hyundai Dealers, The Washington Auto Show, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s National Hospital teamed up to help fight pediatric cancer through the Hyundai Hands On Hope Contest.
Volkswagen plans to donate 31 Chattanooga-made Atlas SUVs, along with diagnostics equipment, to high-school auto technician programs, technical schools and career centers across the country.
Honda, one of Ohio’s and the Miami Valley’s biggest employers, is pledging to expand job training for 50,000 people in the next five years.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. recently signed the “Pledge to America’s Workers” affirming its commitment to creating workforce opportunities to American students and workers.
DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced the opening of its Central Technical Training Center at its Maryville, Tennessee, facility.
Harley is one of about 80 Volvo workers who’ve landed their jobs through the ManuFirst program — a crash course for people with an aptitude for technical work but no practical manufacturing experience.
Associates at Honda of America Mfg. reached a major milestone last month with production of the company’s 20 millionth automobile in Ohio.
Volkswagen Group of America; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Research Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory today announced a partnership to create Volkswagen’s first innovation hub in North America at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a subsidiary of Subaru Corp., is home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the Lafayette, Indiana plant are the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback
In 1992, when BMW announced it would build its first plant outside of Germany in Spartanburg County and create almost 2,000 jobs, it forever changed South Carolina.
Volvo Cars will build a facility at its Ridgeville campus to make batteries for an all-electric version of the automaker’s popular XC90 SUV, the company said.
Toyota has begun producing the RAV4 Hybrid SUV at its Georgetown, Kentucky, plant after a planned $238 million investment.
The U.S. Department of Justice said the White House can use executive privilege to decline to release a Commerce Department report advising President Donald Trump on proposed tariffs on imports of automobiles and car parts.
Here For America members are committed to the success and growth of the U.S. auto industry. Today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signals a new phase in this important trilateral trading relationship.
The administration is refusing to turn over a report [to Congress] detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts.
The Commerce Department on Tuesday said it would not follow a law requiring it to release its controversial 2018 investigation that found imports of autos and auto parts pose a national security threat.
AIDT & Mazda Toyota Manufacturing want to add 4,000 new team members to their production team.
Beginning in 2006, Kia made one of the biggest single foreign investments in the history of Georgia by establishing a state-of-the-art production facility in West Point.
During its 25th year of production, BMW Manufacturing set a new production record with a total of 411,620 X models produced in 2019.
Furthering Toyota’s commitment to better serve customers and build vehicles where they are sold, Toyota Indiana (TMMI) invested an additional $700 million and added 150 new jobs to complete the transformation of its plant modernization project
We are disappointed with today’s decision to withhold publication of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Section 232 auto report.
Nissan U.S. manufacturing began in June of 1983 and more than 36 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing more than 1 million vehicles.
Toyota’s Alabama engine plant notched a strong performance in 2019, and it is kicking off 2020 with plans to fill 450 new jobs, the company said this week.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, annually capable of producing 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines.
Today’s passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signifies the next chapter in this important trilateral trade relationship.
Opening in 2005, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama today is regarded as one of the most advanced assembly plants in the world.
“Here For America is encouraged that the U.S. and China have agreed to a Phase One trade deal that allows automakers to continue exporting American-made vehicles.”
Thanks to the selfless, giving spirit of Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity and 130-plus Nissan volunteers, a Tennessee family celebrated its first Christmas in a new fully-furnished home.
Lincoln, Alabama – It’s been another milestone year for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, which reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its $2.6 billion Talladega County plant opened nearly 20 years ago.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive currently employees over 6,000 American employees and has the production capacity to build 32,956 vehicles each month.
Team members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) recently donated more than 2,000 toys and 66 bicycles to the Toys for Tots program in Troup County.
The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time.
NADA fully appreciates the administration’s desire to address the loss of manufacturing jobs, the ballooning U.S. trade deficit and the uneven international trade playing field.
Twelve leading auto companies today announced the formation of Here For America, a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the growth and success of the U.S. auto industry.
It’s been another milestone year for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, which reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its $2.6 billion Talladega County plant opened nearly 20 years ago.
Representatives from Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), along with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and workforce development partners, today celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new Technical Training Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $4.2 million, 20,000-square-foot facility on the company’s campus is twice the size of the previous technical training center that was built […]
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) says it is on track to exceed 4.6 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) for the first time in a calendar year.
DaikyoNishikawa Corp. is a little-known name in the U.S. auto industry. But the Japanese plastics supplier is part of a new wave of investment coming into the Southeast on the heels of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA in Huntsville, Ala.
South Carolina’s passenger car manufacturers saw steady U.S. sales in November as the holiday season approached, with Volvo doubling sales of S60 sedans built in the Charleston region while Upstate automaker BMW saw a double-digit increase.
The plant covers 2,200 acres with a total investment of $1.1 Billion. Kia manufactures three models in Georgia, the Telluride CUV, Sorento CUV, and the Optima midsize sedan. The plant currently produces 340,000 vehicles a year at this location, operating 3 shifts a day, 24 hours a day. Read more…
Tennessee’s auto industry dodged the first bullet. Last year, President Trump initiated an investigation by the Department of Commerce into the national security threat posed by imports of automotive products into the U.S. This was seen as potentially step 1 of imposing tariffs on the EU and perhaps Japanese auto industries. This was opposed by […]
“We are encouraged that the United States and China have agreed on a Phase One deal and we look forward to reviewing the details of this agreement. We are particularly pleased the agreement reduces U.S. tariffs on some goods and forestalls the imposition of new tariffs on December 15. We look forward to both governments continuing their efforts to address outstanding issues and remove all tariffs.”
Paityn Heath and Diamond Harris were just two of the 40 high school volunteers from Smyrna at last week’s Junior Achievement STEM Summit. Neither of them had an opportunity to participate in the summit when they were in seventh grade, but both of them understood the benefits of being ambassadors leading groups of roughly 30 […]
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year*, Tuesday confirmed the location for the company’s permanent headquarters in the Cool Springs area of Franklin. The company has signed a long-term lease, and will occupy the top two floors of the greenfield-developed Northside at McEwen building […]
Enactment of the USMCA will provide clarity and continue an integrated North American market, which is good news for American consumers, workers and automakers. Here For America will work with the Administration, Congress and our trading partners to ensure that the rules necessary to implement the agreement are clear, fair and workable.
Wallace State Community College has ushered in its first set of Automotive Technology students to be accepted into the Mercedes-Benz Tech Co-Op. Students Jorge Perez, Adam Carney and Austin Thompkins of Cullman; William Wilkerson of Birmingham, Dylan Krohe of Hartselle and Roberto Perez of Russellville were recognized at a signing ceremony at the James C. […]
There are approximately 1,700 employees at the Toyota Manufacturing plant in Buffalo. Of those, more than 150 are veterans or active duty. Thursday, the plant hosted a special ceremony for those employees where a “Wall of Honor” was unveiled. General Manager David Rossier says it was the employees who got together and decided to build […]
With tighter profit margins and fewer employees to cut, smaller manufacturing operations tend to feel the vibrations of an unstable market first. If the experience of Wolverine Advanced Materials is any indication, the steel and aluminum tariffs and uncertainty around NAFTA have already put some auto suppliers on shaky ground—and a third blow from proposed […]
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama conducted an economic impact study and discovered a $12 billion impact contributed to the state in 2018. Across the state, the $12 billion total accounts for 5.4% of Alabama’s total GDP, and HMA can be linked to a total of 45,647 jobs in the state. Those totals include the manufacturers working in […]
A Japanese maker of automotive stamping and body assemblies announced plans Wednesday to expand its Smyrna facility, a $37.8 million investment that will yield 50 jobs. Read more…
Hyundai’s Alabama assembly plant W gave more than $335,000 to help United Way agencies across the area. The plant’s nearly 3,000 workers pledged $265,600, and the company chipped in another $7,000. The total that was almost identical to last year’s contribution. They’ve presented a big check to the United Ways of Alabama every year since […]
The joint-venture auto plant project between Mazda and Toyota is bringing a wave of supply chain investment to northern Alabama. Since the $1.6 billion auto plant was announced for Huntsville in 2018, several suppliers — many of them with Japanese roots — have announced their own projects in the vicinity. Read more…
Earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced the Santa Cruz compact utility vehicle will join the Santa Fe SUV and the Sonata and Elantra sedans at Hyundai’s U.S. automotive assembly plant in Montgomery, starting in 2021. The Santa Cruz was first introduced as a concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show […]
To celebrate the launch of its annual philanthropic Subaru Share the Love® Event, Subaru of America, Inc. hosted a celebratory kickoff event aimed at combating hunger in the automaker’s local community of Camden earlier this month. Partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey, hundreds of employees at Subaru headquarters in Camden, NJ packed and […]
The cupboards for the backpack programs at Upshur County Schools will be a little fuller thanks to a sizable donation from Buckhannon Toyota. On Monday, the local dealership donated $20,000 to Upshur County Schools which will be distributed to all seven elementary schools, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Read more…
The Cherokee National Forest is expanding by 1,500 acres near the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga thanks to a partnership between the German automaker and The Conservation Fund, the groups announced last Thursday afternoon.
Toyota Motor North America announced several changes to its manufacturing operations Tuesday. The moves are to combat “unprecedented changes to the automotive landscape,” said Toyota Motor North America, which has its headquarters in Plano and is part of Toyota Motor Corp. Read more…
Alabama’s Hyundai plant launched mass production of the redesigned Sonata sedan on Friday, November 1st, a milestone for the $1.8 billion, 3,000-worker Montgomery facility. The 2020 Sonata, which Hyundai unveiled last spring at the New York International Auto Show, features improved safety, technology, performance and fuel efficiency, along with an all-new sporty design that is […]
The Subaru of America Foundation was established in 1984 with the goal of supporting the communities where we live and work.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) began mass production of Honda’s benchmark Odyssey minivan and the V-6 engine that powers it on this day 18 years ago!
Volkswagen announced in January 2019 that it planned to invest $800 million in its Chattanooga plant and bring 1,000 jobs with the expansion. Chattanooga will be the first manufacturing facility in North America that will produce vehicles using VW’s modular electric toolkit chassis, or MEB. The first Volkswagen electric vehicle will roll out in 2022. […]
The local Honda of America Manufacturing community celebrated the $1.9 million investment in its new training center earlier this month.
Global automakers and suppliers are also committed to supporting our veterans. Jaguar Land Rover North America launched the Land Rover Veterans Careers Program to connect “skilled and experienced Transitioning Service Members and Veterans with positions across the Jaguar Land Rover retail network.”
KMMG is committed to developing a talented workforce. Troup County’s future is bright, and we are committed to being a partner in this success by supporting the people who live here now, and in the future. KMMG has now hired more than 2,700 team members at its West Point location. When factoring in positions created at […]
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The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has added 40 acres (16 hectares) of dedicated ro-ro space at Brunswick port’s Colonel’s Island Terminal. The additional dock space increases the car storage area at the vehicle terminal by 6,000 spaces and will help speed vessel turnaround, according to the authority.
If you enjoy getting an inside look at how things are made, you are in luck — especially if you like cars. The enormous Smyrna Nissan plant offers a free guided tour with a start-to-finish look at how cars are assembled.
Volkswagen to break ground imminently on a factory expansion in Chattanooga, Tenn., where the capacity will be approximately 240,000 units per year. This expansion will enable the production of the VW ID.4, a compact SUV that’s 100% battery-electric, by the middle of 2022. Read more…
Marysville is where it all started. In November,1982, the very first Honda Accord rolled off the line here. Over the next 30 years, the plant and its iconic flagship vehicle, the Accord, would lay the foundation for an unprecedented success story. Today, the 4 million square feet Marysville plant represents the largest of Honda’s Ohio […]
The Center for Automotive Research estimated that a 25% tariff applied to all vehicles sold domestically could raise the price of an average car sold in the United States by $4,400. Read More…
Toyota plans to add 400 workers as soon as possible to its plant in Georgetown, Ky., the Japanese automaker announced Tuesday. New hires at the plant, which is Toyota’s largest in the world, will receive a $500 signing bonus if they remain on the job for at least six months, according to Toyota spokesman Rick Hesterberg.
The Port of Charleston and the inland ports that link it to the rest of South Carolina generate 10 percent of the Palmetto State’s annual economy and are increasingly spreading wealth to other states, a new study shows.
For nearly thirty years, the Nissan Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations supporting innovative programs that help break down societal barriers and build inclusive environments. The Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent for the 2020 grant cycle. Read more…
A business that customizes Sprinter vans for Mercedes-Benz Vans is expanding its operations with the goal of building truck bodies at its North Charleston site. Spartan Motors plans to invest $1.15 million at its Fain Street production site and hire 308 employees for work that includes production of custom shelving, lighting and ergonomic design services […]
Leaders in the manufacturing industry shared their insights into achieving success at the 5th annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 9 at the Cobb Galleria. Werhner Washington, recently retired plant manager for the Procter and Gamble Albany plant, and Stuart Countess, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia chief operating officer, spoke before a crowd of almost 800 […]
The Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Auburn to serve the region’s vibrant auto sector, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. “Shinhwa’s decision to invest $42 million and create 95 jobs in Auburn is great news for Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “Alabama has become an important player in a […]
In a year marked by the 40th anniversary of Honda production in America, Honda manufacturing associates throughout the U.S. took time to host students, teachers, and community leaders as part of the 9th annual National Manufacturing Day. Read more…
Jimmy Lyons ought to be sleeping soundly. Business is good at the port in Mobile, which he oversees as chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority. European aviation giant Airbus SE is expanding a plant nearby that relies on the port for shipments of critical parts… Read more…
Allyson Maiolo, an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, has raised more than $40,000 for her students on DonorsChoose.org. Since discovering the site in 2007, Maiolo has had more than 110 classroom projects fully funded – mostly through anonymous donations – thanks to the crowdfunding platform.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai and its U.S. dealers, announces $300,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope grant to Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders to continue its long-standing fight against pediatric cancer. Read more…
Toyota’s first American-made Corolla rolled off the assembly line 33 years ago today! The thrifty Corolla was introduced in 1968 and, like the Corona, was a huge success with American drivers. Corolla has since become the world’s all-time best-selling passenger car, with over 30 million sold in more than 140 countries. Read more…
It’s not true that Mazda Toyota, translated into English, means “jobs.” It could, of course. The joint venture between the giant Japanese automakers promises 4,000 jobs at the plant under construction in Huntsville and perhaps as many as 24,000 more indirect jobs across north Alabama. Read more…
Subaru of Las Vegas General Manager Burton Hughes always finds a way to get the dealership involved in community-minded promotions. Subaru of Las Vegas recently unveiled the Subaru Car Care Center at the Discovery Children’s Museum. The new exhibit is part of the Eco-City area along with kid-size grocery store and juice bar. Read more…
President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is starting to hurt Tennessee business and consumers, says a University of Tennessee economic forecaster. Tariffs raise the cost of goods and services for American businesses and consumers, but the failure to speedily resolve the trade dispute is having a growing psychological impact on investors and managers, said […]
Volkswagen Group and other automakers warned that trade tensions risk dragging the global economy into a recession as the fallout starts to hit consumers. The gloom of the U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat tariffs cast a shadow over the Frankfurt auto show this week, where automakers were seeking to whip up interest in critical new electric […]
WEST POINT, Ga. (WRBL) – Kia Motors in West Point announced hitting another milestone when the plant’s three millionth vehicle came off the assembly line. Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has been mass-producing locally since Nov. 16, 2009. Read more…
International automakers from across the country led a ‘Drive-In’ in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the success of U.S. auto manufacturing. More than 200 auto, auto supplier and car dealer employees, including military veterans, gathered at the U.S. Capitol with Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Mark Takano (D-CA) the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Hyundai is pumping another $292 million into its Montgomery plant. The money will go toward new machinery and equipment to be used in production of the redesigned Hyundai Elantra sedan and Santa Fe SUV, and a new, more fuel-efficient Theta engine. Read more…
Nissan’s latest commitment to college athletics is official. Already a staple of college football with its Heisman Trophy partnership, Nissan is now an Official Partner of the NCAA – including an Official Corporate Partner of NCAA Men’s Basketball® and the Final Four®. The NCAA partnership began September 1 – the first day of the NCAA’s […]
30 years ago today, the company began production in Lafayette, Indiana. Since beginning production in 1989, the plant has increased its annual output of vehicles from 67,000 to approximately 370,000. Read more…
Last week, I traveled to D.C. to find the swamp as hot and sticky as ever, but strangely quiet. August, apparently, is when Congress recesses and lawmakers head home to their districts to get some work (i.e. campaigning) done… Read more…
Honda began manufacturing products in America in 1979, when it opened its first plant in Marysville, Ohio. Today, Honda manufactures products at 12 manufacturing plants across the country. Read more…
Hyundai Motor America has been recognized by VIQTORY® as a 2020 Military Friendly Employer for its long-term commitment to hiring and recruiting military veterans. VIQTORY is a veteran-owned business that connects the military community to civilian employment. Read more…
“The issues the President has raised regarding market access to China—notably intellectual property rights and majority ownership restrictions, among others—need to be addressed. The tit-for-tat tariffs, absent any meaningful negotiations, are damaging to the American auto industry.”
Nissan North America is renewing its partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation to continue to help families build affordable places to call home. For the past 14 years, Nissan has been a Habitat for Humanity supporter, contributing more than $17.9 million since the partnership began in 2005. Read more…
Earning little more than minimum wage and without benefits at the school, Haddock read about a program at the Volkswagen Academy that taught how to fix and maintain the complex equipment at the Chattanooga assembly plant.
The 2020 Acura NSX is a daring, visceral driving machine. Its mid-mounted V-6 and electric motor triad, nine-speed dual-clutch transmission, and performance all-wheel-drive system make it a formidable track weapon. Read more…
If you like that new car smell, then here’s an opportunity for you: Toyota Opens a New Window. is looking to staff a midwestern plant. Read more…
It’s been an incredible year for Toyota in Jackson, Tennessee. Last fall, Toyota Bodine celebrated our 15th year in the Volunteer State with a free community concert in downtown Jackson. Read more…
With construction well underway on its vehicle assembly plant in Limestone County, Alabama, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS) announced that it aims to achieve at least 20 percent total diversity spend with certified minority and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) on plant construction. Read more…
On September 25, 2015, Volvo Cars broke ground on its first US plant in Ridgeville, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Read more…
The Here For America monthly “Dashboard’ offers the latest data points and trends happening in the U.S. auto industry. The Dashboard breaks down month-to-month U.S. auto industry sales, production, and exports of international vs other auto companies to demonstrate their economic contributions to America.
Toyota’s Indiana plant is roughly the size of 70 football fields & employs 5,400 Hoosiers. The plant recently increased production of the Toyota Highlander, creating more than 400 new jobs & increasing Highlander production capacity to 40,000 vehicles annually. Read more…
Quality is the word you hear over and over in any conversation with Stuart Countess, and it’s repeated when talking to any of the nearly 3,000 workers employed at Kia’s state-of-the-art assembly facility alongside I-85, an hour from Atlanta. Read more…
As South Carolina continues to enjoy an extended period of low unemployment, a new pathway has been created to answer the demand for manufacturing workers. Read more…
Employees from Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) have culminated their 12th home build. Over the course of two months, nearly 100 Nissan Canton employees worked nearly 1,000 hours to build a new home for a deserving family. Read more…
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) began official production of the all-new, 2020 Legacy sedan and the all-new 2020 Outback SUV July 29th. Each model was driven off the assembly line during a ceremony for employees. Read more…
The Trump administration announced in late May that it was initiating an investigation that could result in a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported auto and auto parts. The administration has not provided any further details, such as the affected vehicles or countries. NADA issued this statement after the announcement. Read more…
We’re on an incredible run in Alabama – 18 years to be exact. As the president of Toyota Alabama, I am excited about our engine plant and the recent announcement to expand for the fifth time resulting in 450 new jobs, bringing total employment to 1,800. Read more…
The Toyota plant in Blue Springs has had many exciting milestones to celebrate in recent months. We’ve added jobs, increased investments in equipment and in March of this year, we launched the all-new 2020 Corolla to much fanfare and celebration. Read more…
If demand for fuel-efficient luxury SUVs soars next year, BMW will be ready. The German automotive company announced that it has doubled the production capability of its battery assembly lines at its Spartanburg manufacturing facility. Read more…
A new grant will help expand the Mercedes-Benz plant in Woodstock, creating at least 265 new jobs, with more to be added later. Read more…
President Trump’s tariffs and tax policy are sinking sales for auto parts suppliers, an industry specialist said Thursday in Findlay. Read more…
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) will be among the first plants in the world to produce an innovative engine the automaker has developed. Read more…
“Here For America applauds Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his leadership in bringing a long-stalled protocol amending the current bilateral tax treaty with Japan to the Senate floor. This protocol was signed in January 2013 and finally ratified today by the full Senate…”
Toyota Motor Corp. is laying the groundwork to invest nearly $400 million into its pickup plant near San Antonio, Texas, to boost efficiencies in the production of its midsize Tacoma and full-size Tundra as part of an ongoing shift in its truck strategy… Read more…
A Bourbon County auto parts manufacturing facility has announced an expansion that will add 145 new jobs to its existing 550 employee workforce. Read more…
Amid the ongoing trade tensions, the White House recently issued a proclamation with the stunning conclusion that Toyota and other international automaker contributions to the economy have reduced the market share of “American-owned” companies and thereby are a national security threat. Read more…
As the White House hosts its third annual Made in America Product Showcase, Here For America released new data on the more than 60 vehicles manufactured by international automakers in the United States.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) team members showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting $17,826.79 for the Montgomery Area Food Bank during HMMA’s annual food drive. Read more…
In 1994, South Carolina’s first auto plant began production at a 1.2 million-square-foot factory outside of Greer with howls of complaints that the Palmetto State had given away the farm, promising almost $150 million in incentives. Read more…
What if there was a way to help prevent one of the leading causes of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it incorrectly? Read more…
More than 25,000 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Team Honda Week of Service June 7-16, conducting nearly 600 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America. Read more…
In 1979, 22-year-old Neil Vining spotted a job advertisement that took him by surprise. Japanese automaker Honda was hiring American workers for its first plant on US soil. “It was a bit of shock that Honda decided to come to Ohio,” says Vining, now a chief engineer at Honda’s Marysville auto plant. Read more…
BMW Manufacturing employs more than 11,000 people to produce the X3, X5 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicle and the X4 and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. Read more…
For the twelfth consecutive year, Toyota Scholars Day honors 100 high school graduates across the nation with $1,000,000 in Toyota scholarships. Read more…
The Nissan Foundation will award $740,000 in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations for its 2019 grant cycle. Read more…
Rep. Greg Pence recently recognized Honda Manufacturing of Indiana on the floor of the House of Representatives. Watch here…
During a ceremony at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), 15 Indiana nonprofit organizations from nine counties were awarded capital grants totaling $112,350.56 by the SIA Foundation. Read more…
People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA. Read more…
As a tribute to Huntsville’s leadership role with the U.S. space program, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTM) will name its two assembly lines Apollo and Discovery, respectively. Read more…
BMW of North America announced today the openings of two new technician training facilities in Spartanburg, SC and Atlanta, GA, and the expansion of training capacity in Ontario, CA and at the company’s headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Read more…
Five years ago today, Infiniti began manufacturing at their Powertrain Plant in Decherd, TN.
Honda hired 66 workers for their first-ever motorcycle plant on US soil, expanding to build a car plant in 1982.
The Trump administration recently threatened to impose tariffs on global automakers in order to help “American-owned” companies. That phrase, which was repeated more than a dozen times in the president’s proclamation, reverberated in boardrooms around the globe.
Thursday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018.
Subaru of America, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), two organizations committed to positively impacting the communities where they live and work, have partnered once again to send hope, love and warmth to patients fighting cancer.
Citing national security is just a way to justify automotive tariffs. It is the same for the tariffs the U.S. imposed on all steel and aluminum imports. In the case of Canada—which historically has had an even balance of trade with the United States—the U.S. put tariffs in place for over a year on their steel and aluminum exports.
On September 25, 2015, Volvo Cars broke ground on its first US plant in Ridgeville, Berkeley County, South Carolina. The plant is the production home of the all new S60 mid-size sedan, and it will produce the next generation XC90 sport utility vehicle around 2022.
Amid the ongoing trade tensions, the White House issued a proclamation on May 17 with the conclusion that Toyota’s contributions to the economy along with other international automakers have reduced the market share of “American-owned” companies and thereby are a national security threat.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana recently produced their 2 millionth vehicle. According to HMIN, the 2 millionth vehicle was a crystal black pearl CR-V, and arrived a decade after the start of mass production at Honda’s Greensburg location. HMIN started mass production in October 2008.
Nissan sold its first automobile in the U.S. in 1958, with U.S. manufacturing beginning in June of 1983 as a white Nissan pickup truck rolled off the assembly line at a brand new plant in Smyrna. More than 36 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing more than 1 million vehicles, 1.4 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually.
Toyota North America is one of the major engines of the continental economy. With 10 manufacturing plants in the U.S. directly employing more than 36,700 people, it already has assembled more than 38 million cars and trucks in North America over the last 60 years. And last year, Toyota sold 2.4 million cars and trucks in America through its 1,500 dealerships.
Honda announced that its Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America (HTM) facility in Russells Point, Ohio, has become the first US auto transmission facility to earn the EPA’s Energy Star certification. This means that the plant is in the highest quartile for energy efficiency in the country.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc. (KMMG) recently donated $25,000 to Special Olympics Georgia and Special Olympics Troup County to assist the athletes during their games.
“Negotiated outcomes are always preferable to taxing American consumers and manufacturers, and Here For America companies are pleased that the U.S. and Mexico were able to come to an agreement that did not include tariffs or other restraints on the American economy.
A four-year school isn’t the right fit for every student. Today, more businesses and schools are reimagining education’s responsibility to connect students with careers, not just colleges.
The latest escalation of the trade fight with China is a 25 percent tariff, or import tax, on products that compose about one third of China’s exports to the United States, including Chinese bicycles, circuit boards and wooden doors. The tariff rate on those goods was previously 10 percent.
Threatening to increase taxes on products American consumers and manufacturers buy from Mexico will raise costs and quickly threaten the jobs of tens of thousands of Americans here in the United States.
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and White House adviser Peter Navarro released a statement that the USMCA will put the country in a better place.
Nissan employees made a big impact on the lives of more than 200 families on Friday. Workers from Nissan’s Smyrna manufacturing plant joined forces with Greenhouse Ministries to host a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry. A mobile pantry is a large-scale, one-day distribution of food to individuals and families in need. Read more…
“Today’s proclamation sends a message to Toyota that our investments are not welcomed, and the contributions from each of our employees across America are not valued.”
Financial markets were relieved when the White House’s section 232 proclamation offered a 180-day tariff reprieve during trade negotiations with Europe and Japan.
Recent research suggests that American consumers and businesses are taking the biggest hit in the form of higher prices and costs.
Ending the steel and aluminum tariffs on our North American trading partners is a welcome and positive step. Similar tariffs on other key trading partners—and on American consumers—should be removed as well. Tariffs have and will continue to drive up prices, including prices for domestically sourced steel and aluminum.
“No one in the industry has asked for tariffs or other ‘protection’ from the government. Since the Commerce Department believes that millions of American consumers and auto workers are a national security threat, they should publicly release their report.”
Senator Isakson and several other Senate Republicans met with Trump to try to head off the president’s plan to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on auto imports.
The idea that U.S. automakers are threatened by automotive imports is fundamentally flawed and ill conceived. Quotas would be even more devastating to the auto industry, our workers, and millions of Americans should they be imposed. No automaker or auto parts supplier asked for this “protection.”
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and other elected officials joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in a celebration of the grand opening of HMMA’s cylinder head machining plant.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive has produced its 4 millionth Subaru vehicle. The silver 2019 Subaru Outback rolled off the assembly line on April 22nd, 2019.
Volvo’s first car-assembly plant in North America will eventually turn out 150,000 vehicles per year, after the next-generation 2021 XC90 SUV comes online. Right now, though, the plant is operating at about one-third of capacity.
Alabama’s auto industry was one of the strongest areas of growth in the state. The Mazda-Toyota partnership’s decision to locate a coveted joint assembly plant in Huntsville representing a $1.6 billion investment and the creation of 4,000 direct jobs was the biggest announcement of 2018.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, led a bipartisan group of 159 lawmakers in urging Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow and President Trump against imposing costly new tariffs that could harm the auto industry.
Major automakers are bullish on the outlook for the U.S. economy and auto sales, but one big question remains – will the Administration throw a grenade into the sector by imposing sweeping tariffs of up to 25 percent on car and auto parts imports?
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana is the leading example for a new program for college students interested in advanced manufacturing and engineering education.
Volkswagen plans to build an SUV at the new Chattanooga electric vehicle facility, adjacent to its existing production plant that builds the Passat sedan and Atlas SUV. The new Chattanooga plant will create 1,000 more jobs to go with the 3,800 already working at Enterprise South industrial park.
Honda has the longest sustained U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker. They’ve contributed to the U.S. economy through manufacturing, R&D, sales, finance, and more— all based here in America.
With celebratory signatures of team members, the first steel beam rose at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing facility in Huntsville to mark a milestone in the plant’s construction. MTMUS announced Tuesday the installation of the first steel beam at the $1.6 billion plant in Limestone County that’s expected to be an economic windfall for north Alabama.
When Volvo decided to set up a plant in South Carolina to build cars to ship around the world, it was following a long tradition. With its port, Charleston, S.C., has been a shipping hub for centuries. And the state has been home to international manufacturers for decades — BMW, Michelin and Bosch are among the many global firms with footholds there.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. is opening a 40,000 square-foot training center in Ohio to provide new production associates with the skills needed to successfully transition into current manufacturing roles.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and the Georgia Ports Authority have just launched a new line of business – exports of American-made Kia SUVs.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive and its workforce development partners recently broke ground for a new, larger technical training center to prepare employees to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The building is 20,000 square feed and features a simulated factory floor of 7,000 square feet.
Today, Hyundai’s U.S. operations and dealerships support nearly 100,000 jobs and contribute over $7 billion to the national economy. And they’re a big part of the more than $75 billion invested in the U.S. by international automakers that employ 130,000 Americans at nearly 500 facilities.
After 33 years of operating in the U.S., Toyota has more than 10 U.S. manufacturing plants and has produced over 1.2 billion vehicles.
Since 1992, BMW has invested more than $9 billion in construction, equipment and other capital expenditures and 40 of their 300 U.S. suppliers have chosen to place operations in South Carolina. Nowhere are the effects felt more strongly than in Upstate of South Carolina where quality jobs, revenue generation, and investment are helping lay the foundation for an even brighter future.
By 2022, the Volvo plant will be a prime source worldwide for that SUV, and South Carolina will become one of the biggest producers and exporters of SUVs in the world (along with BMW, up in Greer).
The U.S. auto industry, which risked losing access to Mexican suppliers if President Trump closed the southern border, received scant comfort when he walked back the threat in favor of tacking tariffs onto vehicles and parts. If anything, the president’s vagueness only increased the uncertainty troubling the industry.
Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around 400 jobs once full production is reached.
With four manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1 million vehicles, 1.4 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually, Nissan remains committed to investing, manufacturing and creating jobs in America as it has for more than 36 years.
Americans planning to buy a car this year may have to contend with pricier wheels. That’s the fear of auto industry groups after the Department of Commerce sent a report to President Trump on whether the U.S. should impose tariffs on imported cars and parts.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama assembled a 2019 Honda Passport SUV live on stage at the Indy Grand Prix.
Volkswagen’s Tennessee footprint supports about 16,400 jobs in the state through the automaker’s Chattanooga assembly plant, supplier network and other impacts.
Toyota announced a major expansion that will create 450 new jobs in Huntsville, Alabama, pushing the plant’s all-time investment past $1 billion.
Toyota announced that it would increase its previous 2017 investment of $10 billion in the U.S. over five years to $13 billion while keeping the same timeframe. But uncertainty over looming tariff threats is causing concerns over whether Toyota will move ahead with those investments.
In a stunning new chapter of Mercedes-Benz’s expansion in North America, the automaker plans to build an ultraluxe Maybach model exclusively at its plant in Alabama, where the rarefied sedan nameplate will be applied to an SUV.
Slapping stiff import duties on imported cars and light trucks would almost certainly set off a trade war handicapping U.S. automakers. Yet President Donald Trump reportedly is considering such action — in the name of national security.
The head of Toyota North America warned that the tariffs President Donald Trump has threatened to impose on international vehicles would make it hard for the company to follow through on an additional $750 million investment in US plants that it announced this week.
In response to the deadly tornado that devastated Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross for tornado relief efforts.
Toyota announced it will exceed its 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach nearly $13 billion over the same period.
BMW’s North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt said tariffs hurt consumers and the economy.
What is peculiar about President Trump’s proposed 25 percent auto tariff is that most car industry producers don’t want it.
Honda’s long relationship with The Ohio State University has provided more than a recruiting pool.
Automaker BMW said it was the biggest U.S. automotive exporter by value for the fifth consecutive year, with exports totaling over $8.4 billion in 2018.
The White House has received a report from the Commerce Department on whether imports of automobiles and auto parts “threaten to impair the national security.”
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, said Tuesday that she is deeply concerned about a U.S. Department of Commerce’s confidential report on Section 232 national security tariffs that could lead to President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on foreign automobiles.
If you drive an American-assembled car, your car may also pose a threat to U.S. national security because it inevitably contains some foreign parts — which Commerce could include in its list of threats to national security.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. is partnering with Lawson State Community College on the Mercedes Tech Certificate program as part of the effort to fill the talent pipeline for the automotive industry.
Slapping stiff import duties on imported cars and light trucks would almost certainly set off a trade war handicapping U.S. automakers. Yet the Administration is reportedly considering such action — in the name of national security.
A day after a Commerce Department report was submitted to President Donald Trump on the possibility of a national security declaration involving tariffs on imported automobiles, lawmakers in Congress joined automobile manufacturers and free trade groups in urging the White House not to embrace new tariffs amid renewed fears of growing trade tensions involving the U.S.
Germany is South Carolina’s third-largest trading partner, behind China and Canada, with about $3.6 billion worth of Palmetto State goods exported to the country each year. Upstate automaker BMW is one of the state’s largest employers and touts the German company’s biggest manufacturing plant.
The auto industry is on edge as it awaits the verdict as to whether imported vehicles pose a national security threat, which could lead to tariffs as high as 25 percent.
Trade works. Tariffs don’t. It’s as simple as that. In the past year, the administration has imposed steep, new tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of imports of all kinds — hurting budget-strapped families as well as U.S. manufacturers and farmers.
A bill proposed by Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, and a group of bipartisan senators would require the Department of Defense, rather than the Commerce Department, to justify national security tariffs.
“The prolonged uncertainty about these tariffs freezes investment decisions, makes planning for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement next to impossible, and does incalculable damage to the U.S. auto industry.”
It opened more than a decade ago in the middle of a wave of international auto companies establishing manufacturing plants in North America, but Kia’s factory in West Point, Georgia, is hitting its own sweet spot these days.
Interest in checking the president’s authority for trade restrictions continues to grow in Congress.
The U.S. and Canada should drop steel and aluminum tariffs before automakers are forced to raise prices, the head of one of North America’s biggest parts suppliers said.
If President Trump goes through with the tariffs he is pushing on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, it would mark a massive escalation of a trade war whose economic consequences are already hitting home.
Here For America applauds the introduction of bi-cameral legislation by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Senator Portman and Representatives Kind, Sewell, Walorski, and LaHood to end the misuse of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
Volkswagen is crafting a road map to build electric vehicles in America with plans to offer what it calls “the backbone of the technology” at its new Chattanooga EV production facility.
The Administration is due to release a report by Feb. 17 that will address whether automotive imports threaten national security. The premise is absurd.
The $1.6 billion Mazda Toyota plant under construction in Huntsville is a game-changer for the state with 4,000 jobs and 300,000 vehicles per year when it reaches full production.
Congress has a critical role in overseeing any tariffs or other trade restrictions imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Here For America applauds Senators Toomey and Warner and Representatives Kind, Gallagher, Panetta, and LaHood for introducing legislation that reasserts Congress’ role in determining whether trade actions related to national security are justified.
Senator Jones and Alexander work to introduce bill that will protect jobs that would be affected by the auto tariff.
Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year with international automakers.
Alabama’s automakers just want to know which business plan to use. They’d prefer the plan that keeps sticker prices lower and workers busy. But they may need the other ones.
Investors have been edgy about President Trump’s trade dispute with China. But there’s another trade threat that’s going to flare soon: The possibility of new tariffs on nearly $200 billion worth of automotive imports, which would kill jobs and send car prices soaring if Trump imposes them.
The current economic expansion is just four months away from setting a record as the longest expansion in U.S. history; however, signs of weakness are starting to appear as economic momentum slows. External shocks to the economy could come from a number of sources: trade policy, fiscal policy, a protracted government shutdown, the global economic slowdown, or a combination of all these factors.
LevaData has released the results of a new survey of automotive executives on the topic of the newly negotiated USMCA, proposed tariffs, and their likely effects on the automotive industry.
Automakers say imposing 25 percent tariffs would raise cumulative prices for U.S. vehicles by $83 billion annually and cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. They argue there is no evidence auto imports pose a national security risk.
Volkswagen announced that Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles.
“There’s no intelligence to the way this is being done. The tariffs are designed to hurt China, but they are being paid by American companies.”
A report warns that sales could plunge by as much as 2 million vehicles a year, resulting in the loss of up to 715,000 American jobs and a hit of as much as $62 billion to the U.S. GDP
Volvo employs about 1,500 workers at its Ridgeville plant and 38,000 worldwide. The Lowcountry site will start building the XC90 by 2021, when Volvo expects to have a South Carolina workforce of about 4,000.
New tariffs imposed on auto parts from China will hit carmaker profits, cut sales and threaten to “start a downward cycle” in the critical industry, analysts unanimously agree.
Tariffs trade conflicts could cost Americans $915 each, or $2,400 per household, in the form of higher prices, lower wages, and lower investment returns in 2019.
The new $1.6 billion Mazda-Toyota facility being built in Huntsville could create as many 16,000 jobs in Northern Alabama on top of the 4,000 workers the car companies will be hiring.
Paul Ryan, Vice President of Trade & Competitiveness representing both the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. and Here For America testified before the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) on a United States-European Union trade agreement.
“Automakers will not want to commit to opening new production lines unless the administration offers some certainty in return.”
“BMW has talked for the past few years about an engine plant to support our North American production and sales … and now with increasing production levels in North America, we are again investigating this option,” said BMW’s Harald Kruger.
Honda R&D Americas’ Ohio Center in Raymond will be adding 175 new jobs to support a growing, high-tech workforce.
John Bozzella representing the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. and Here For America testified before the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) on a United States-Japan Trade Agreement.
Nissan’s Smyrna factory will continue to hire for a workforce of 8,400 and make improvements to the plant
Volvo CEO warned earlier this month that tariffs could force Volvo to rethink plans to ramp up production and hire new workers at the South Carolina plant.
Mercedes-Benz, a key player in Alabama’s automotive industry, prepares students to work as highly skilled production team members in the auto industry while working part time at their Alabama plant.
Here For America companies welcome reports that China may be willing to reduce and remove tariffs on U.S.-made autos.
An integrated North American automotive market has been key to the success of production in the UnitedStates. We hope the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will support a vibrant future auto market, but the implications of additional costs associated with the complexity and rigidity of the new automotive rules are not yet clear.
Speaking at a public hearing on the USMCA, GlobalAutomakers CEO John Bozzella articulates how “new costs from complex and layered rules of origin in [the USMCA] may prove unworkable for some auto suppliers.”
BMW has helped generate 70,000 jobs across [South Carolina]. More than half those jobs are at BMW itself or among its parts suppliers and could be threatened by new round of tariffs.
VW, Daimler and BMW have “alot at stake ” in US Auto Market given they manufacture more than 800,000 units a year in the US.
The Toyota-Mazda manufacturing joint venture said it planned to begin construction next month of its giant $1.6 billion assembly plant in Alabama, with hopes of launching production in 2021.
The Organization for International Investment has released its survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) of huge multinational companies. At the top of their list of concerns was tariffs on automobiles.
Since beginning in 1989, Subaru’s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan is now on pace to pass building 400,000 vehicles annually.
The proposed tariff on automotive imports, a tax on consumers, would increase the cost of every vehicle sold in Kentucky.
Toyota will be partnering with Project Lead the Way to help provide manufacturing-focused career pathway services from pre-kindergarten to master’s degree programs.
Carmakers are disappointed the Trump administration did not lift tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during talks that resulted in the proposed replacement for the NAFTA.
Before we can understand the USMCA, it is important to understand the history behind its predecessor: NAFTA.
International companies in the U.S. rate potential tariffs on automobile and auto-parts imports as the most damaging of trade actions.
[F]or many years, BMW has been the highest value exporter of vehicles from the U.S., but threatened tariffs could undermine the competitiveness of BMW production and sales in the United States.
Rep. Drew Ferguson & Rep. Kevin McCarthy recently toured Kia’s West Point, Georgia plant to discuss some of the issues facing American automotive manufacturers.
Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky facility is the automaker’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, employing more than 8,000 Americans & producing 550,000 vehicles annually.
Alabama’s auto sector has risen from a smudge to the fifth-largest state for auto manufacturing led by bevy of international automakers like Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota & Mazda.
Volkswagen to Hire 1,000+ More Workers, and add Third Shift next year after recently unveiling the 100,000th Atlas produced at Chattanooga, TN plant.
New USMCA may be a worthy replacement for NAFTA, but it poses as a missed opportunity at freer trade in North America.
Hyundai has announced that they will be investing $388 million and creating 50 new jobs at the automaker’s Montgomery manufacturing complex.
Although the new North American trade agreement does contain improvements to NAFTA, taken as a whole it is a step backwards for free trade.
Global Automakers CEO John Bozzella speaks on “misapplied 232 tariffs” via “US Automotive Industry Needs Free Trade” discussion at The Heritage Foundation.
Toyota is continuously planning tours for students to learn about auto manufacturing and what goes into building America’s best-selling car.
“We are looking at a very serious problem [with auto tariffs], we could lose jobs. [T]he tariffs can be the foot on the throat of growth.”
Manufacturing jobs make up 13 percent of Alabama’s workforce, [and] with new industries coming into the state the demand is growing.
Now that NAFTA 2.0 [USMCA Deal] has landed, the continental auto trade… [could] be less free than ever before.
South Carolina’s automakers are worried tariffs will lead to production shifts and financial losses if US-China trade dispute isn’t resolved soon.
Volvo’s Charleston plant allows Volvo to embrace American-made production advantages: lower costs, expanded global capacity, massive supplier infrastructure and proximity to the richest auto consumers in the world.
Huntsville, AL city and state officials traveled to Japan this week to meet with Mazda and Toyota on construction details of new $1.6 billion Mazda & Toyota Huntsville factory.
After a decade of auto production, Honda’s Greensburg Indiana plant has clear benefits to workforce and production numbers, and its presence has strengthened Indiana’s reputation as an auto-making powerhouse.
A new Scotiabank Economics report, says that the new deal [USMCA] could reduce competitiveness and lead to some automotive production shifting overseas.
Since 2010, Nissan has donated more than $580,000 to fund a Lipscomb/Nissan Robotics Camps where students tour the Nissan plant in Smyrna and learn the basics of engineering and STEM concepts from Nissan engineers.
The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the United States impacts about $200 billion in goods, including a number of auto parts and the materials used to make them.
Nissan is celebrating the start of production of the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima and 15 years of manufacturing at its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.
With the passage of USMCA Trade Agreement, Experts caution that vehicle prices could rise and continuing trade disputes with china means uncertainty remains for manufacturers and consumers.
Volvo Cars recently started production on its S60 mid-size sedan from the company’s first American manufacturing factory in Ridgeville, SC.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia donated four vehicles to LaGrange Fire Department to help with their recruit school extrication class.
According to research by the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research (CAR), 25-percent auto tariffs will cost Americans dearly.
“Canada’s decision to join the United States and Mexico in a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an important step, but it does not alter the fact that the cost and complexity of complying with the new auto rules will pose serious challenges for U.S. automakers.”
Here For America applauds the introduction of the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act cosponsored by Representatives Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Jim Cooper (D-TN).
International automakers agree with today’s affirmation by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe on the importance of maintaining a strong, stable, and mutually beneficial trade relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
The signing today of a revised (KORUS) is a necessary step toward preserving an important agreement with a key ally and the sixth largest U.S. trading partner.
Proposed changes to North American auto trade rules expected in the new NAFTA pact are unlikely to significantly increase U.S. manufacturing jobs or boost wages in Mexico
The U.S.-Canada auto trade isn’t one-sided, if you take into account where the cars are made from.
President Donald Trump’s proposal to impose tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts prompted warnings from automakers that those measures would reverse the industry’s recent job growth.
Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers on Behalf of Here for America on Administration’s Announcement to Impose New Tariffs on Chinese Goods.
History suggests that auto trade restrictions almost never deliver.
Volvo Cars temporarily shut down their South Carolina facility in light of Hurricane Florence. Here for America wishes the citizens of Charleston and all others being evacuated for the hurricane safe travels.
This September, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award 38 new doctor-researchers with a combined $14.1 million in grants to support novel therapeutic approaches and innovative research options in pediatric cancer.
Mercedes-Benz has opened its new Sprinter plant in North Charleston, SC, with more than 900 people working at the expanded North Charleston site.
A PIIE analysis finds that implementing auto tariffs under Section 232 would raise car prices for buyers between $1,400 and $7,000 for the top selling models.
President and CEO, Association of Global Automakers, Inc. and Spokesperson for Here for America’s testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Full Committee Hearing “The Impact of Zero Tariffs on U.S. Autoworkers”
“It is important that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada continue to work toward a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). For the U.S. auto industry, there is no NAFTA without Canada.”
The announcement that the U.S. plans to withdraw from NAFTA is unwelcome news. Terminating NAFTA does not ensure that the U.S. auto industry remains competitive without risking investments, innovation and U.S. jobs.
The automotive industry employs more than 135,000 workers in Tennessee. Its automotive sector includes three major manufacturing hubs and more than 39,000 new jobs were created from January 2011 through March 2018.
With international auto companies responsible for more than three quarters of U.S. auto manufacturing job growth from 2010 to 2015, an examination of imports as a threat to national security may just backfire.
A 25 percent tariff on automotive imports, which is really just a tax on consumers, would increase the cost of every vehicle sold in the country, not just those sold by Toyota.
A 25 percent tariff on auto imports would raise the price of new cars sold in the U.S. — even ones built in the U.S., because they typically include parts made elsewhere.
“If President Trump goes through with the tariffs he is pushing on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, it would mark a massive escalation of a trade war whose economic consequences are already hitting home.”
The price of a new car could jump by between $1,400 and $7,000 for top-selling models if the tariffs on imported automobiles and auto parts are implemented, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Manufacturers around the world are preparing themselves for continued threats to impose higher duty fees on vehicles imported into the United States. These tariffs could lead to more expensive cars for American consumers.
The U.S. auto industry is prospering, and the vast majority of industry stakeholders do not support these proposed tariffs. Automakers and auto parts suppliers constitute the largest U.S. manufacturing sector, and it has enjoyed robust growth over recent years in part due to expanded trade opportunities.
Here For America applauds the introduction of legislation by Senators Portman, Jones and Ernst to fix the misuse of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
“A group of automakers teamed up with lawmakers to urge the administration not to impose new taxes on cars, trucks, and auto parts. Lawmakers, builders, and suppliers say the proposed increase could drive down demand and threaten jobs.”
“Sporting signs that said, “Say No to the Car tax,” auto workers rallied outside the Capitol … as Commerce Department officials were listening to car industry officials denounce the idea of a new tariff.”
Congressman Drew Ferguson met with automakers from across the country to discuss the potential impact of Section 232 Auto Import Tariffs on their businesses.
Imposing tariffs on imports of vehicles and parts for national security reasons would harm the auto industry by raising prices, lowering demand and inviting retaliation from trading partners.
One way for companies to offset new costs is to raise prices, and here the tariffs have the potential to do real damage to American consumers. List prices for popular, mid-level vehicles have been projected to rise by anywhere from $1,800 to more than $5,000 if these tariffs are imposed.
Statement from John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America on the joint U.S. – E.U. Rose Garden
announcement: “We are encouraged by today’s U.S.-E.U. agreement to resolve outstanding trade issues. Talks are the right way to go. The answer is more trade, not less.”
John Bozzella, the CEO and President of the Association of Global Automakers, joined Noel King on NPR Morning edition to talk about looming auto import tariffs.
The auto industry implored the Trump administration on Thursday to pump the brakes on a proposal to impose tariffs as high as 25 percent on imported cars and auto parts under the guise of boosting national security.
The Trump administration’s contention that imported vehicles and auto parts are a threat to U.S. national security received scant support and widespread opposition during the first day of Commerce Department hearings in Washington.
John Bozzella said in his testimony prepared for Thursday that Commerce “so far has been unable to outline any theory explaining how the commercial production of cars and trucks is connected to U.S. national security.”
Testimony from the roughly 45 individuals who spoke at the U.S. Department of Commerce hearing on Thursday was overwhelmingly against tariffs.
“Every aspect of the U.S. automotive value chain is united in its concern on this issue,” said John Bozzella, the chief executive of Global Automakers, which represents international car companies. “You cannot find a company that has asked for this protection.” Read more…
Today, international auto employees from across the country led a ‘Drive-In’ in Washington, D.C., to voice concerns over the proposed Section 232 tariffs on auto and auto parts imports. More than one hundred international auto employees pulled up to the U.S. Capitol in a caravan of American made vehicles and were joined by Members of Congress from high auto-production states: Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN).
American auto workers from across the country, along with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Congressman Drew Ferguson (R- GA) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), will be holding a ‘Drive-In’ to showcase how tariffs will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing.
Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella’s testimony in connection with the Section 232 Investigation to Determine the Effects on U.S. National Security of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts on behalf of the Association of Global Automakers and Here for America.
Honda has invested more than $20.2 billion in its American operations and employs 31,000 people across 12 manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
South Carolinians’ jobs, including at the BMW and new Volvo plants, and wallets are at risk in the escalating global fight over tariffs.
Here For America continues to support Senator Corker’s efforts to require Congressional approval prior to the imposition of tariffs or other restrictions on imports for national security reasons.
Honda employs 15,000 associates in Ohio, making it the state’s #1 auto and manufacturing employer.
For the first time ever, Sing for Hope has teamed up with MINI USA for #DrivingHope, a partnership motivated by their shared passion for bringing creativity to communities.
In comments submitted in connection with the U.S. Department of Commerce Section 232 investigation into automotive imports, international automakers pushed back against the Administration’s proposal, based ostensibly on “national security” grounds, to impose high tariffs on vehicle imports and parts.
On Sept. 1, the first 2019 S60 will roll down the line at Volvo’s new South Carolina plant. The plant will build over 60,000 vehicles each year.
Toyota has invested $6 million in 14 new projects as part of their partnership with the University of Michigan this year.
Volkswagen Chattanooga recently celebrated the first graduating class from the Mechatronics Akademie, a two-year mechatronics program at Volkswagen Chattanooga open to eligible high school students of Hamilton County Schools.
Kia donated $15K to the LeBron James Family Foundation to be a part of their support of America’s youth – continuing a partnership that began in 2015.
More than 70% of the vehicles Toyota sells in the U.S. are made in North America.
The Nissan Foundation is awarding $730,000 in grants to 29 nonprofit organizations that promote the value of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity for its 2018 grant cycle.
As Volvo Cars opened its first manufacturing plant in the U.S., Volvo Cars CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, discussed the potential impact of auto tariffs.
Honda’s companies, suppliers and dealers across North America performed 560 acts of service last week as part of the third annual Team Honda Week of Service.
Volvo Cars opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant on June 20th, in Charleston, South Carolina. The company is investing around $1.1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and will create around 4,000 new jobs at the Charleston site over the coming years.
Since Nissan opened their plant in Smyrna, Tennessee in 1983, they have opened 3 more U.S. plants and built 15 million vehicles in the U.S.
President Donald Trump’s push to impose painful tariffs on auto imports has put close U.S. allies in the crosshairs of a global trade row that is riling stock markets and creating uncertainty among auto makers, investors, and governments.
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey on Friday announced that he would back legislation to rein in President Trump’s trade authority, underscoring growing GOP frustration with the administration’s recent policy decisions.
Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi announced that Hyundai is investing $388 million to construct a plant dedicated to manufacturing engine heads.
“The President has raised legitimate issues with respect to China, but no one wins in a trade war. Make no mistake, American customers and American autoworkers will be harmed by these actions.”
Here for America Thanks Senators for Their Support for Legislation Introduced by Senator Corker
For the 17th year, Honda associates have partnered Rebuilding Together to assist in home rehabilitation in two areas: Central Ohio and Dayton.
HFA supports the measure introduced today by Senator Corker to require Congressional approval prior to the imposition of tariffs or other restrictions on imports for national security reasons.
Toyota, Honda, Mercedes Benz, and Hyundai have invested a combined $3.3 billion and created a 5,400 new jobs in Alabama over the past 14 months.
Moraine Valley Community College will become the first college in Illinois to partner with Nissan to train students in the Nissan Technician Training Academy.
For the third year in a row, Hyundai Motor America is giving children ages 7 to 13 the change to take the field and learn from their favorite NFL teams and players.
The President’s decision to impose significant tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union and our NAFTA trading partners is disappointing and counterproductive. A tariff is a tax and this action will raise prices and hurt American auto producers and their customers.
BMW donated $1 million to the International African American Museum, bringing the waterfront Charleston project within $2 million of its private fundraising goal.
Hyundai announced its inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at its U.S. headquarters and their donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
AIADA President Cody Lusk joins NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the Trump Administration’s steep tariffs on foreign automakers.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia continues to be a significant growth enabler for the West Point community and the Kia brand.
Honda celebrated the start of mass production of all-new 2019 Acura RDX after a capital investment of $54 million into new technologies and processes at the East Liberty Auto Plant.
Statement from John Bozzella, CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America on Section 232.
Since beginning U.S. manufacturing 35 years ago, Nissan now 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.
Toyota USA Foundation and Project Lead The Way awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on STEM.
Honda celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Honda Insight in Indiana, announcing $61.5 million in new capital investment in Indiana and Ohio for it’s production.
Honda is investing $29 million at its Russells Point plant to build electric motors for a new hybrid vehicle, which will be built in Indiana.
About 2,000 workers are expected to staff the new Volvo manufacturing plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
Honda joined with representatives from area school districts, colleges, and businesses to celebrate a new mobile manufacturing training lab, which will highlight the high tech jobs and equipment that make up the backbone of manufacturing.
Subaru has sold its milestone nine-millionth automobile in the US.
Production of the Subaru Ascent commenced Monday at the automaker’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana, joining the Legacy and the Outback at the automaker’s only vehicle manufacturing site outside of Japan.
Volkswagen Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College and Hamilton County Schools celebrated the first graduating class from the Mechatronics Akademie.
This year, BMW Manufacturing announced that it will expand the number of apprentices in its BMW Scholars program to 200, doubling the size of the program. With this increase, BMW will add a fourth education partner in Piedmont Technical College.
During a groundbreaking ceremony for Toyota Mississippi’s new visitor and training center, the company announced it would invest $170 million to build the 12th generation Corolla using Toyota New Global Architecture.
In its second year as a Home is Key sponsor, Nissan donated $1 to Habitat for Humanity every time #HomeisKey was shared on social media, up to $250,000.
Volkswagen and Electrify America announced that it plans to invest in U.S. infrastructure and install electric vehicle stations at more than 100 Walmarts in 34 states by mid-2019.
With a $1.2 billion manufacturing facility scheduled to open in South Carolina in September, Volvo has partnered with a local college to fill the 1,500 jobs the plant will need to run.
As the NAFTA negotiators pause to consider the latest U.S. proposal on auto rules of origin, Here For America companies continue to have concerns about its complexity, equity and achievability.
Nissan has made a $250,000 investment in seven Mississippi historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to support STEM programs.
BMW Manufacturing employs more than 10,000 people to produce the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle.
In the U.S., Rolls-Royce employs more than 7,000 people and has invested over $1 billion in state-of-the-art U.S. facilities over the last decade.
Governor Kay Ivey is leading a small team of Alabama economic development specialists on a business development mission to Japan for high-level meetings with leaders of global automakers Toyota, Mazda and Honda.
From next to nothing, Alabama has become the fifth-largest state for auto manufacturing, fueled by German and Asian carmakers, and its growing. With new jobs coming, analysts expect Alabama to move up in state auto manufacturing rankings in the coming years.
Toyota is teaming with students from Alabama A&M University on an initiative to help solve mobility issues.
Honda Precision Parts of Georgia’s success is the latest story featured in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series.
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 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 is celebrating its 11th anniversary!
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.
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 announced its title sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia for the 15th year.
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’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year.
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’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 celebrates its 20th year in the fight against pediatric cancer and announces plans to exceed $145 million toward pediatric cancer research.
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 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 in the world, annually capable of producing 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines.
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 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.
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 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.
“At the end of the day a trade war will hurt American producers and consumers.”
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 celebrated the production of its 4 millionth vehicle at its Canton assembly plant as the plant nears its 15 anniversary.
Honda and Toyota were partners in STEM Fest 2018 in Indiana to help expose students to a new wave of STEM jobs.
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 will be investing $1 billion into its Tuscaloosa, AL plant this year, which is expected to help create more than 600 jobs.
Mary Rutan Hospital’s new health center is one of several local hospitals in Ohio that received $600,000 from Honda for improvements.
Toyota teamed up with Collin County Meals on Wheels and VNA Texas – Meals on Wheels to serve meals to seniors in North Texas.
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 Manufacturing announced that it exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2017.
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.
“Exemptions will not address the fundamental problems tariffs will create for U.S. car and truck manufacturing.”
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 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.
“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.”
“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’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina built its 200,000th BMW X4, a vehicle that has been in production at the facility since 2014.
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.
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.
“We could end up trading away the benefits of tax and regulatory reform, competitive prices, access to export markets, and good American jobs.”
Honda built its 25 millionth automobile in the United States, a 2018 Accord produced at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.
“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 Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc (TMMK) sponsored the 5th annual ACTC/FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair, which showcased 124 student projects.
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 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, Inc. began producing American-made vehicles on Sept. 11, 1989, with a Subaru Legacy sedan as the first model off the line.
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 donated $30,000 and a new 2018 Sienna minivan to a domestic violence shelter to provide much-needed transportation.
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 donated five vehicles to a program at Cañon City High School that gives students a chance to build a career in the automotive industry.
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 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 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 will return to the Philadelphia Flower Show as premier sponsor for the 17th consecutive year to encourage an appreciation of nature’s beauty.
After Riletta Twyne Cream Family School suffered major water damage, Subaru provided all 25 school classrooms with schools supplies.
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 Motor Co. again is shaking up its production to accommodate the seemingly endless demand for the CR-V crossover.
Toyota has invested $373.8 million in five U.S. manufacturing plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain.
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee continues to make a positive impact across the state.
BMW Manufacturing employs more than 10,000 people and has invested over $8 billion in its South Carolina operations.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.”
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 has donated six 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrids to the National Park Service for use by staff in three national parks.
The Organization for International Investment (OFII) announced Toyota Motor North America as its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Award winner.
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.
“International automakers urge Congress to adopt the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).”
“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 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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) welcomed Toyota as a “Transformative Partner,” the highest level for PLTW partners for its commitment to workforce development.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Over 450 Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) employees volunteered 1,400 hours for the automaker’s first ever Summer of Service.
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 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, 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 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’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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 (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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 Motor Manufacturing Alabama Team Members donated school supplies to fill more than 400 backpacks and tote bags for Montgomery Public School System students.
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’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 Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) donated 1,355 school supplies for area children and families in need.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility in Mississippi that will create up to 4,000 American jobs.
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’s auto industry continues to thrive, racking up new jobs and investments in communities across the state.
A lot has to happen before a plant can add a new model, and that means planning early.
Honda has the longest sustained U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker.
Camden County Habitat for Humanity and Subaru of America, Inc. volunteers recently raised the walls on a new house in Camden, New Jersey.
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
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 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 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.
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 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.
Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National to ensure that all youth are welcomed and accepted at school.
The Nissan Foundation has named STARS a 2017 grant recipient, receiving $15,000 to support the Middle Tennessee organization’s initiative.
Subaru has partnered with Grand Teton on its zero-waste initiative, which features student artwork with an environmental focus.
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, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant.
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 Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) team members showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting over $21,000 for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
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 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 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, 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 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 plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, which will create an additional 1,000 jobs at the plant.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 said Thursday that the first impression of his new Volkswagen Atlas sport utility vehicle was that it exceeded his expectations.
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 joined Habitat for Humanity’s first nationwide campaign, Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey), in raising awareness and funds to improve access to decent shelter.
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 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.
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 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.
Students, teachers, and schools are rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge.
The Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., raised more than $200,000 for the Abrego Future Scholars Program.
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 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).
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) celebrated its 30th anniversary today by making three gifts representing a total investment in the community of nearly $200,000.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) is one of the most advanced plants in the world, but its most impressive achievement is adding 2,700 jobs and over $3.8 billion to the state’s annual economy.
Toyota has opened a $154-million expanded research and development center in York Township, Mich., that unifies several operations as part of the company’s One Toyota plan.
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee have named the first eight Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) schools to receive science laboratory equipment as part of the Volkswagen eLabs initiative.
Nearly 200 residents in Urbana, Ohio are safer thanks to a group of 30 HondaGO Volunteers from Honda of America Mfg. Honda associates canvassed 265 homes for working smoke detectors and installed more than 150.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento at its West Point facility. The automaker is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in West Point and the surrounding region.
Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a 2016 Chattanooga-built Passat sedan to replace the old car in Siskin Hospital’s gym to help preparing patients for life after disability.
Acura’s support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will help the organization create a year-round impact on the city’s cultural community and further its commitment to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance.
More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, which is the fourth all-new model to roll off the production line at HMA in just the past five years.
Nissan is again donating $250,000 to seven local historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.
The Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation donated $40,000 to several Twin City organizations in an effort to boost STEM education programs and increase the desire to shop local.
Subaru Corp. plans to hire up to 600 people at its factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units.
Toyota directly employs 5,230 workers in its Texas facilities, which produced over 232,000Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks in 2015. Overall investment by Toyota throughout its Texas facilities totals $5.1 billion.
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations and Chattanooga 2.0 have established a new workforce development program, the Volkswagen Neighborhood Talent Pipeline.
The Toyota USA Foundation awarded a $340,000 grant to Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) to fund the expansion of its Next Generation STEM Classroom Project.
Subaru of America, Inc. is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to help preserve wildlife and their habitats through the automaker’s environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth.
Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan officials to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center.
The Toyota Camry, named the most American car for 15 years running, was featured on Fox & Friends.
Toyota Kentucky announced a $1.33 billion investment – the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second – largest in state history. The Kentucky plant is the automaker’s largest plant in the world, employing 8,200 team members.
Students from Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams are ready to compete for the National Championship of the 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). The “Great 48” will vie for top honors and bragging rights, as well as a share of more than $350,000 in institutional grants from Honda.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has donated $250,000 to Charleston’s Clay Center to help create a new series of STEM-related exhibits.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) announced an investment of $85 million for the first of a multi-phase project to improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistic efficiency for future models and prepare for future technologies.
Every year for more than a decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) to build affordable, sustainable homes in the local community.
Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.
Honda has been a proud sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball since 1996 and is dedicated to helping kids learn discipline and teamwork while improving self-esteem through the love of the game. Through the Honda Little League Grant Program, Honda has donated more than 1.2 million dollars to underfunded leagues.
New study says Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. supported about 27,500 jobs as of 2015. The report from the Center for Automotive Research also shows employees in Indiana accounted for $1.6 billion in payroll.
Subaru of America, Inc. announced that it has donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities during its annual Share the Love event in 2016, bringing the total donated throughout the life of the program to more than $94 million.
As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America has helped the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) further expands its range of online courses, offering a new course focusing on the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting.
A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows Toyota’s Kentucky plant is making a major impact on the Bluegrass State through strong jobs numbers, payroll, and capital and philanthropic investments.
Nissan is kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation, bringing contributions in North America to more than $14 million over the past 11 years.
Jobs in manufacturing represent more than 70% of Honda’s direct U.S. employment. The automaker directly employs 29,500 Americans and supports a payroll of $2.2 billion.
The newly opened Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Smyrna Campus — which was built through a partnership between the state and Nissan North America — aims to close the gap in the supply and future demand of highly skilled workers.
Honda announced a $150 million investment to launch global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will donate more than $5.4 million to select charities across the United States in 2017, as a result of money raised during the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good® event. Mazda employees, dealers and partners across the nation have also pledged over 67,500 hours of charitable service in 2017.
Representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented Toni Poling, 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, with a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car.
Nissan partnered with 100 Black Men of America to host its fourth annual Resume Challenge for African American high school juniors and seniors from six U.S. cities.
Volkswagen Chattanooga has established the Volkswagen Mechatronics Scholarship fund to support the students enrolled in the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie program. Classes will provide a combination of high school requirements and Chattanooga State credit.
Honda announced the establishment of the Honda Marine Science Foundation, a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas.
Grad students from Trinity took a tour of Toyota’s San Antonio plant. Along the way, a Toyota Texas tour guide explained how inventory is managed, how employees are nurtured, and how robots are incorporated into the assembly process.
With strong commitments to education, children and seniors, the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced the list of charities that will benefit from the 2017 tournament. Partner charities received $676,252 in 2016, with total donations since the tournament’s inception in 2001 exceeding $12 million.
More than 25 associates from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. The team of volunteers baked cookies, refurbished rooms, moved furniture, assisted with cleaning chores and restocked family guest rooms.
BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported a record 287,700 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2016, making the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.
Nissan donated $25,000 to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI) to support ongoing mentoring and academic training efforts of students across the state. Since 2013, Nissan has donated more than $85,000 to the organization.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced 5 million engines that over the past 14 years. To celebrate the milestone, Toyota will donate $50,000 to the Huntsville Library Foundation, supporting the North Huntsville Library project.
Subaru announced its year of 50th celebrations to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2018. In keeping with a company known for supporting good causes, the automaker is marking the anniversary with a special donation of “50 cars for 50 years” to benefit a national charity to be announced at a later date
The Nissan Canton Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a screening of “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
Toyota helped increase Facing Hunger Foodbank’s warehouse storage by two-thirds, helping them provide more food to those in need.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive has worked to build relationships with Hoosier students through a program called Vehicles for Learning It provides hands-on experience in the classroom. Last year, SIA donated 54 engines to Indiana classrooms.
Toyota donated six prototype engines, including some with transmissions, to the Automotive Program at Pioneer. The donation will allow the students at Pioneer the opportunity to learn first hand how engines are constructed.
Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V – the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008.
AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. recognize books that are drawn from and inspired by sound science. The award program seeks to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books that engage readers across all age groups.
The Indiana Pacers and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana have teamed up for the Dream BIG initiative, a multifaceted program to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. has invested more than $1.3 billion in upgrades and expansions over the past four years. It’s added more than 2,000 workers over that same time, 1,400 of whom came on board in the past year.
Volkswagen Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama had another banner year of vehicle production in 2016. According to figures released by the company, the Montgomery plant finished the year producing 379,021 vehicles.
BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network.
The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz combined to produce at least 1,048,597 vehicles, a 1.4 percent increase from 2015, when the automakers topped the 1 million mark for the first time and set the previous annual record.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) released its year-end production numbers, showing that the plant’s 1,500 employees produced more than 700 thousand engines at its Huntsville facility.
Team Members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant donated more than 1,500 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps League of LaGrange for its Toys for Tots drive.
To protect families from the cold, Toyota Motor North America and the North American International Auto Show activities stepped in to help area homeless and low-income families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 150 women and children.
The completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year (NATOTY). The award-winning truck is designed, developed & manufactured in America.
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) U.S. office has released its 2016-2017 Contributions Report. The report shows that last year, JAMA members reached record highs in U.S. employment, U.S. production, and U.S. parts purchases.
Toyota Indiana will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV.
Honda introduced the world to the latest version of its Odyssey minivan, a top-selling model that is produced at the company’s Alabama factory. The redesigned 2018 Odyssey was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Sbaru will once donate one meal for every vehicle sold in 2016 – 615,132 – to help Feeding America carry out its mission of ending hunger in the United States. Subaru will contribute $55,925 to help Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
At Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Talladega County there are about 700 engineering professionals in a wide variety of disciplines including electrical, mechanical and civil. The number of positions has increased proportionately to the number of products Honda Alabama is now building.
HondaGO Volunteers filled more than 1,000 boxes with food to support senior citizens in the Marysville, Ohio area as part of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s Senior Box Program.
Nissan announced a $20,000 donation to the Mississippi Food Network that will fund 4,000 backpack meals to support for Mississippi children in need. The donation will help expand the organization’s BackPack Program for students in elementary through junior high school.
Subaru and Recycle Across America announced a donation to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative to decrease landfill waste from national parks by revitalizing recycling participation and helping visitors recycle easily and effectively.
Mitsubishi raised $60,000 to Feeding America to help families in need in Southern California. Proceeds from their 1600 Evolution EBay Car Auction will help “Drive out Hunger” in local communities.
The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 9. The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey will feature new powertrain technology, sophisticated styling and showcase a new suite of innovative features, making it the ultimate in family-friendly design and packaging.
Toyota teamed up with Philabundance to donate food to our people facing hunger. A convoy of 75 Toyota Tundras measuring more than five football fields in length drove through Philly, hauling pallets of food for the hungry.
The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it donated $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to support relief and recovery assistance efforts following the devastating wildfires in Tennessee.
Associates from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) delivered holiday cheer to the East Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, singing Christmas carols and giving gifts to each resident.
For the last five years Toyota has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the Hiring Our Heroes program, which helps transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses find jobs through job fairs, online job postings and mentoring.
Mazda North American Operations, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Chase and Building Homes for Heroes hosted veterans and their families in Monterey, California as part of the annual Military Appreciation weekend to honor military service members and their sacrifices.
Nissan began manufacturing in the U.S. in June of 1983. More than 33 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles and 1.5 million engines annually.
Volkswagen Chattanooga officially started production of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This marks the beginning of the process of building inventory for market introduction of the Atlas in 2017.
Nissan continues its support of the Music City BEST competition in 2016. The first competition was held in 1993 with 14 schools and 221 students. Today, BEST Robotics has over 850 middle and high school with over 18,000 students participating nationwide.
Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a new Passat to Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation to help its patients better prepare for the real-life challenges they will face when they leave the hospital.
My Block, My Hood, My City instituted its Explorers’ program, which takes teenagers from schools in low-income neighborhoods and takes them on educational explorations to see different cultures, careers, and people. The charity received $30,000 in goods and services as part of the Mazda Drive for Good contest.
Toyota offers a variety programs to give their workers a chance to learn all sorts of new skills while becoming more valuable employees for Toyota. The facility has more than 2,600 workers building Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickups as quickly as possible.
Honda Associates at the new Performance Manufacturing Center found a novel way to recycle the more than 1.2 million gallons of water it would use annually during its painting processes.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.s five millionth vehicle will roll off the line Friday. The company will honor about 200 employees who have been at the plant since the very first vehicle was produced in 1989. In all, the plant employs more than 5,500 workers.
The Here For America report from the Association of Global Automakers says global companies it represents have invested more than $6.4 billion into 10 facilities and offices in Indiana, creating more than 113,000 jobs.
The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center employs about 400 people at sites in Michigan and California. About 200 people work at the main campus outside Ann Arbor.
Located just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) R&D facility has been operating for 40 years, employing around 40 workers.
Toyota is investing about $126 million in Michigan with the powertrain expansion in Ann Arbor Township. The automaker currently employs about 1,100 Michigan workers.
Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies and its commitment to the LGBTQ community.
Maserati celebrated its 102nd Anniversary this year. The company was founded on December 1, 1914 in Bologna by the Maserati brothers.
Toyota has four major manufacturing plants in the U.S., along with their R&D and Engineering facilities. The Engine Engineering & Manufacturing site in So Cal employs 180 team members, and the Chassis and Team Support facility in North Carolina employs 50 team members.
The HMMA team members have chosen to pledge more than $276,000 to support United Way agencies throughout the River Region and the state of Alabama. The company contributed an additional $65,000, which brings the total contribution to more than $341,000.
Honda celebrated the start of mass production for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio. The plant employs 2,350 associates and has the annual capacity to manufacture 240,000 passenger cars and light trucks.
International automakers’ annual production in Indiana has more than doubled since 2009, according to Here For America’s Indiana State Economic Impact Study.
About 300 women attended the third annual Women in the World Texas Summit, which was sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp. At the event, Sarah Evans was named the Toyota Mother of Invention and awarded $50,000.
According to a study by Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) operations and its dealers were responsible for 119,830 direct and indirect U.S. jobs in 2015, including more than 2,000 newly-created jobs.
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2016. This year, over 660 local charitable organizations are participating in the event.
More than 600 motorcyclists, supporters, and Honda’s Associates turned out for the 25th annual Ride for Kids™ event in Los Angeles, raising more than $220,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) in the fight against childhood brain tumors.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia presented a $50,000 contribution to the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (WGMC).
Toyota made a donation on behalf Environmental Media Awards guests to DayOne Response, an organization that distributes water and sanitation products globally for disaster relief. The donation will provide access to 300,000 liters of clean drinking water for Haitian families.
Honda — a major employer for Clark and Champaign counties — will invest $53 million to construct two buildings on its Central Ohio campus to house its North American information technology and market quality operations.
The positive economic impact of that growth is clear in the investment Subaru made to increase SIA’s production capacity and prepare for Impreza production. SIA invested $1.3 billion over the past four years, and hired an additional 1,400 associates in the past year.
SIA’s Lafayette facility employs more than 5,400 associates, and the company has added more than 1,300 associates in the past year to support the production of new models and growth.
Nissan announced a $50,000 grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) to support the organization’s efforts to reduce pollution and fund water quality studies for the entire Harpeth River system.
Honda continues its 25-year commitment to the HBCU community, awarding nearly $12 million to support music and education initiatives primarily through the Honda Battle of the Bands and Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.
A Massachusetts educator was named 2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year today by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota for her efforts to educate parents about reading and brain development.
Honda operates more than 70 facilities in the U.S., including 12 manufacturing plants, provides a paycheck to 29,500 U.S. associates, and purchases parts from almost 600 U.S. suppliers.
JAMA member companies’ workforce development efforts go beyond traditional training, offering striking evidence of Japanese-brand automakers’ commitment to providing high quality employment across in the U.S.
Three influential women who have succeeded in empowering young girls and women through sports were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Toyota Everyday Heroes at espnW: Women + Sports Summit.
Nissan and BankPlus awaarded 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants.
Born in Japan in 1966, the Corolla is now being produced in 13 countries, and over 1.3 million units are sold annually in more than 150 countries. With a record 44 million units sold globally to date, the Toyota Corolla has established itself as the world’s best-selling car of all-time.
Honda is investing $52 million to upgrade its plant in Greensburg, Ind., and will hire about 100 new employees. This is being done to increase production capacity for its Honda CR-V as the company launches a redesigned version of its popular compact SUV.
The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time. Since then, the plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs.
Volkswagen’s “Get Involved” initiative is part of the company’s CSR program encompassing matching donation programs, a corporate giving program, a volunteer day and a designated month for employees around the country to collectively volunteer with local charities and organizations.
After five successful years, the BMW Scholars Program is planning to expand from 60 students to 100 students. Structured on an apprenticeship model used in Germany, the program has had 108 graduates since it began in 2011, all of whom have been offered full-time employment at BMW.
The report shows that in 2015, JAMA members purchased a record-high $67.9 billion in American-made auto parts and reveals that Japanese-brand autos make up more than 77% of all alternative-powered vehicles on U.S. roads today
Toyota provided support as a Founding Donor and Grand Opening Sponsor for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which preserves and displays more than 36,000 artifacts of our nation’s history.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the company’s largest in-kind vehicle donation, up from 15 last year, which will be granted to the American Red Cross.
More than 200 students from 20 area schools visited Honda Manufacturing of Alabama to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, a day dedicated to sparking young people’s interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.
The Nissan Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) to support expansion of the Nashville Public Library’s (NPL) unique civil rights training partnership.
Subaru of America donates more than 1,700 brand new science books to New Jersey schools as part of its Subaru Loves Learning initiative.
B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) offers training to both teens and parents in an effort to prevent injuries and save lives. Since 2008, the program has trained 20,000 teens to be safer drivers.
The funds Nissan donated will be used to provide age-appropriate books each month to preschool children who are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library programs.
This summer, several Honda companies participated in Relay for Life activities. Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in Central Ohio embarked on a new partnership with the American Cancer Society this year and sponsored 23 Relay for Life walks in its 15-county hiring radius.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is Sept 24, and Toyota encourages all of its team members, dealers and customers to offer a little nurture to nature.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated a key milestone: the production of 4 million vehicles and V-6 engines. The Odyssey minivan represents the lion’s share of the plant’s output over the past 15 years, accounting for more than 2.2 million models produced.
American manufacturing is world-class aircraft engines, next-generation electronics, life-saving biopharmaceuticals, and cutting-edge automobiles.
Manufacturing Day targets the next generation of our manufacturing workforce by providing opportunities for students, parents, educators and the media to see today’s technologically advanced manufacturing facilities.
During a ceremony celebrate the plant’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a $400 million investment in the facility.
Raj Batra, U.S. President of the Siemens Digital Factory, announced the donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training to support career pathways in manufacturing and engineering at the THINC College & Career Academy.
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) U.S. office has released its 2016-2017 Contributions Report.
Toyota donated $10,000 to the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation (MYD); a non-profit organization aimed at providing underserved youth with a path to success.
A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Toyota Research Institute of North America developing a new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award.
Students from both classes took a field trip to the Nissan plant in Canton last week.
I am the Employee Relations and Recruiting Specialist for the Skilled Team Members of Paint, Body and Assembly.
Efforts build upon the successful fundraising of $115 million to date that has been deployed into innovative pediatric cancer research at prominent children’s hospitals around the country
Ohio’s Motorcars Honda becomes the first carbon-neutral dealership
Mazda Foundation recently presented the local, independent SPCA for Monterey County with a generous $30,000 donation to help injured, orphaned, or neglected animals in need and to support SPCA response during the Soberanes Fire.
Students in Pueblo Community College’s automotive service technology program will now have access to another institute of higher learning: Subaru University. Announcement of this innovative partnership was made Wednesday at Subaru of Pueblo, with PCC students and representatives joined by Jeremy Hamm, managing partner of Subaru of Pueblo. The first two levels of the web-based […]
Tom Martin talked with Dave Tatman, executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association. Tatman completed 34 years with GM as plant manager for the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green. He also is an associate vice president for advanced manufacturing at Western Kentucky University and co-author of the book on leadership, Building Cathedrals: The […]
While more than 45 local charities participated in Hoxworth Blood Center’s annual Bleed for a Cause competition, the reigning champions of 2015, Adore- a-Bull Rescue, grabbed the $10,000 first prize once again.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) partnered with Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana this summer to provide high school students an opportunity to get a head start on preparing for high-tech careers with the Fast PASS summer camp.
More than 200 auto industry leaders from Kentucky and beyond gathered in Lexington Monday for the second annual AutoVision Conference.
The next-generation Acura NSX is produced at the new, dedicated Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Company officials from Toyota Mississippi were on hand at Carver Elementary to donate $10,000 to the Tupelo Junior Auxiliary. The Junior Auxiliary members coordinate projects at several Tupelo schools. Those projects include sending weekend meals home with children in need on Fridays, known as silent servings. Read more…
Farm Share, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. has awarded Farm Share a $10,000.00 grant for transportation-related costs, including fuel and truck maintenance.
Toyota Donates $1 Million to Help Fund New Yellowstone Youth Campus
Campus Will Be First Regenerative Campus of Living Buildings in a National Park
The Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Nissan North America, Inc. as “Organization of the Year”
Hyundai Hope On Wheels awards Impact Grants totaling $900,000 to 18 hospitals for pediatric cancer research
Representatives from Frankfort Toyota and the Toyota Christian Fellowship (TCF) group held their first annual “Backpacks for Kids” event Aug. 6.
Bring a reusable mug for your daily java fix or get it into a to-go cup? Throw Fido’s doo in the trash or use it to make the garden grow? These routine decisions actually matter.
Nearly 50 Williamson County students were among a group of budding engineers working with today’s robot technology at Lipscomb University’s BisonBot Robotic Camps, sponsored by Nissan North America.
Game-based learning. Augmented reality virtual field trips. Biometric eye-tracking to determine how students absorb and understand content.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is celebrating the 15th year since production of vehicles and engines began at the Lincoln facility on Nov. 14, 2001.
The EST program is designed for students that hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. It utilizes nine months of hands-on training at the Volkswagen Academy and six months of interdepartmental training at the plant to prepare trainees for work in the plant.
Teams and solo riders all rallied together to bike the two-mile test track at Subaru of Indiana Automotive for the Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge.
Volunteers from businesses like Honda of America, Mary Rutan Hospital and Thomas and Marker Construction worked on projects at local organizations like The Holland Theater, The Hilliker YMCA and Recovery Zone.
Subaru is pairing up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and AdoptAClassroom.org to distribute thousands of books to local schools.
NFL Sponsor Hyundai Continues Its Promise to Give Fans a Better Experience with Five Youth Camps this Summer
Subaru announced August 1 that its Indiana factory completed the 3 millionth American-built Subaru, a Lapis Blue Pearl Outback.
Kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nissan North America today announced a $1 million grant to help build more homes with families in need of decent, affordable housing
Toyota, a major sponsor, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic, civil rights and urban advocacy organization.
Rye Brook, NY – Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wrapped up their June initiative, Subaru Loves to Care, which literally brought warmth and hope to thousands of patients fighting cancer across the country.
The reason Mercedes-Benz Vans decided to build a Sprinter manufacturing plant in North Charleston is simple: The U.S. market can’t seem to get enough of the tall, boxy commercial vehicles.
Nissan has announced the inaugural recipients of the Nissan Titans of Tomorrow Scholarship, awarding $2,500 grants to 10 Mississippi college students.
Today at Finley Stadium Operation Get Active hosted its End of Year Tournament, marking the end of its 2016 summer program.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) announced a contribution of $100,000 to the J. Randy Jackson Scholarship Fund at the THINC College and Career Academy
Meet the team of Central Ohioians who designed the Acura NSX, the most expensive car built 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.
The Nissan Foundation announced its board of directors has awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in seven states to support innovative programs.
Kia has been recognized as the top brand for initial quality by J.D. Power, the first time in 27 years a nonpremium brand has held the top spot.
When it comes to initial quality, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) knows how to roll.
The House and Senate sent their best aces and sluggers to the baseball diamond – swinging their bats, flashing some leather and tearing around the bases at the annual Congressional Baseball Game.
The Rainbow Omega workshop employees assemble around 1,500 owner manual kits a day for cars manufactured at the Lincoln Honda plant.
Toyota, with United Way and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, unveiled plans to expand the United Way Born Learning Academies.
A western Indiana auto assembly plant and economic development officials have turned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to recruit soldiers planning to leave the military.
Beginning in the fall of 2016, a cohort of 24 juniors from four area high schools (Central, East Hamilton, Ooltewah, and Tyner Academy) will enroll at the VWA annually.
“We’re thrilled to bring back another pillar of the Hyundai lineup to our production mix here at HMMA.”
“Through our Subaru Love Promise we aim to make the world a better place and our owners care deeply about giving back in their local communities.”
The Toyota Camry topped the American-Made Index for the second consecutive year, while the No. 2 Honda Accord and No. 5 Honda Pilot returned to the index for the first time since 2012.
This is the second philanthropic partnership between VH1 Save The Music and Toyota.
“The new parts distribution center and upcoming training center in California is a testament to Volkswagen Group of America’s continued investment and commitment to the U.S market, our customers, and dealers.”
A thousand new employees are already at work at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), gearing up to start making new Outback and Impreza models later this year.
“Nissan is committed to encouraging and empowering students to learn.”
As soon as you walk onto the shop floor at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), you can feel the energy and intensity.
The Week of Service will call nearly 15,000 volunteers to action from Honda companies, along with additional volunteers from the more than 325 dealerships and 76 suppliers.
It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people
When Toyota moves into its new North American headquarters next year, the automaker plans to “catch a ray.”
“Kia is excited to collaborate with APEP in the study and development of advanced smart grid technologies…”
Kia has invested more than $1.1 billion in the manufacturing facilities of Georgia since the plant began mass production in 2009.
Chimani, Inc., in partnership with Subaru of America, has announced the launch of 59 mobile app travel guides – one for each of the 59 iconic national parks.
“International automakers and dealers in the United States have played a critical role in spurring our nation’s economic growth and job creation.”
Nissan has been a partner in fighting hunger and feeding hope since 2006.
Alabama’s auto industry is on a hot streak, with record production numbers, rising investment, expanded hiring, and redesigned models rolling off the assembly lines.
The winners were selected based on surveys where employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans.
“Today marks the realization of a big dream here at the PMC and the culmination of more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and expertise here in Ohio.”
Toyota is launching a comprehensive, multi-phased partnership with NVTC to improve accessibility and efficiency of transportation solutions for the elderly and disabled.
This year, Infiniti donated more than $1 million to a variety of coaches’ charities as part of the brand’s ongoing corporate partnership with NCAA® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
According to a recent study, teens who complete the B.R.A.K.E.S. program are 64 percent less likely to be involved in an accident in their first three years of driving.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire received a donation from the Grappone Automotive Group, which was matched by the Toyota Dealer Match Program.
The Chattanooga Football Club received a large donation from the Volkswagen Workers Foundation to benefit children.
Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) today marked the 10th anniversary of manufacturing transmissions at its west Georgia
Toyota is helping power Safety City with a $49,000 donation toward the purchase of 10 kid-sized electric cars.
Honda associates and area media got together Thursday morning to celebrate an event more than two years in the making: the debut of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck.
Subaru of America, Inc. announced the launch of Subaru University, through its inaugural partnership with Respond Inc. of Camden, NJ. Subaru University.
Alabama students got a hands-on look at the high-tech operations of the state’s manufacturers over the weekend, while Indy racecars sped by in the background.
International automakers’ annual production in Indiana has more than doubled since 2009, according to Here For America’s Indiana State Economic Impact Study.
In 2013, espnW and Toyota launched the Everyday Heroes program, honoring passionate leaders who are working to promote and create sports opportunities for girls and women in their local communities.
“Back then I said, ‘Subaru, who?’ And now I say, ‘Subaru, wow!’”
Volkswagen Chattanooga was buzzing yesterday after we were paid a surprise visit from a group of approximately 5000 guests.
Toyota has teamed up with students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) to create a unique concept.
Subaru announced a 1,200-worker expansion in Lafayette as the company prepared to increase production by 100,000 vehicles annually.
Use the hashtag #dealerswhogive to tell @AIADA_News what your dealership is doing to support your community.
Here For America’s Tennessee State Economic Impact Study shows the major positive impact international automakers make in The Volunteer State.
The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) honored Charlottesville, Virginia, dealer H. Carter Myers III with the 2016 David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
25 Circleville High School students from Josh Thomas’s Robotics I and II classes were guests at the Honda North America plant in Marysville.
Toyota threw a party to unveil a special-edition Corolla to commemorate the car’s 50th anniversary.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) announced new investment of $52 million and the creation of 100 new jobs.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) today marks 18 years of commitment and a total of $115 million donated in its pledge to end childhood cancer.
The 2017 Acura NSX is finally, finally here, much to the joy of enthusiasts everywhere.
Did you know that the #1 export product from Alabama is automobiles?
The BMW Group has released its new Sustainable Value Report 2015 to coincide with its Annual Accounts Press Conference.
Nissan is one of the most recognizable and renowned automobile manufacturers in the world.
Hyundai is one of the world’s most popular and highly regarded automotive manufacturers.
Nissan now offers “No Charge to Charge” in 27 of the top markets for Nissan LEAF sales.
The average family spends about four hours per week in the car. Honda wants families to put that time to good use.
With a new engine assembled every 19 seconds, the production lines at Nissan’s Decherd Powertrain Plant don’t stop often or for very long.
Help make a difference by simply enjoying a meal with family or friends during Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru®.
The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014.
Educational efforts such as the Here For America initiative provide value in demonstrating the importance of international automakers and dealers in Kentucky and across the United States.
“Educational efforts, like the Here For America initiative, provide value in demonstrating the importance of international automakers and dealers in Alabama and across the United States.”
“I’m pleased to support South Carolina’s international automakers and join with them in celebrating the ‘Here for America’ initiative.”
“Texas has over 550 international auto dealerships that provide valuable jobs to our neighbors and friends.”
The Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.65 million grant to construct a new regional sewer system to support automaker Volvo’s first U.S. manufacturing facility.
The NSX is a showcase for how integral Honda has become to the U.S. Midwest.
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have again surpassed an iconic threshold, accumulating more than 1,000,000 miles on the roads and highways of Southern California.
BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2015 totaled $9.8 Billion.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) produced just under 350,000 vehicles in 2015 — 150,607 Odyssey minivans; 132,718 Pilot SUVs; and 66,061 Acura MDX luxury SUVs.
For the tenth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification.
In 2015, Toyota moved 429,355 Camry sedans, a 0.2 percent increase over 2014.
Hyundai is taking over the San Francisco Bay Area for nine days of Super Bowl activity aimed at creating an unforgettable experience for all fans.
To commemorate Subaru’s seventh record-breaking sales year, the company will donate a meal for every vehicle sold in 2015.
The AutoGuide.com 2016 Truck of the Year Award recipient is the tough Nissan Titan XD.
John Mendel – Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“At a time of record vehicle sales and robust U.S. production, international automakers are shining bright at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Hyundai Motor America today announced it will expand its partnership with MIND Research Institute with a $1.0 million commitment.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has spent the last three years bringing all-new, upscale vehicles to the U.S. and earning outstanding critical acclaim in the process. Now, MNAO has shifted its focus to improving the employee workplace environment and expanding its facility to accommodate continued growth and prosperity. Effective February, 2017 MNAO will continue its […]
Honda says it’s adding production of its CR-V model to its Greensburg, Indiana, plant in 2017.
Hyundai Motor Co. said it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport at its Montgomery, Ala., plant in early summer.
The Honda Civic today was named the 2016 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show.
Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation today announced a $20,000 donation to Tri-County Operation Cool, a teen-focused program developed to increase seat belt usage.
Acura will unveil the Acura Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
On December 11, 2015, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) honored team members who have given of their time and energy to help others in our community at HMMA’s second annual Hyundai’s Helping Hands recognition luncheon. At the luncheon, HMMA’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year was named. Nearly 70 team members we recognized for their volunteer […]
BMW and Nissan announced Monday that they will be joining forces to create a public network of charging stations across the nation.
Mercedes-Benz and a development team have closed on separate land deals for a site for the automaker’s U.S. headquarters and an adjacent mixed-use community in Sandy Springs.
Across the country and around the world, unsubsidized solar energy is reaching cost parity with fossil fuels.
Honda will challenge conventional thinking in the midsize pickup segment with the return of the Honda Ridgeline truck, set to make its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Volvo has released a new environmentally conscious car cleaning solution as a part of their #drivingdirty campaign.
Years ahead of schedule in achieving his North America sales goal, Subaru’s global boss said he will lift the company’s sales target next spring as he races to boost supply.
In 1975, BMW of North America was established as the official U.S. importer of BMW vehicles.
“After a lot of hard work we officially launched the New 2016 Passat. This is another step forward for Volkswagen Chattanooga and now we are working to ramp up production to full capacity.”
Nissan is celebrating five years at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) market with the record-breaking 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF.
By the end of 2015, nearly 100 quick charging stations will have been installed alongside the West Coast between Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
Honda will invest $25 million to renovate the Honda Proving Center of California (HPCC) in the Mojave Desert near Cantil, California.
Subaru of America, Inc. today broke ground on its future home in Camden, NJ.
Forty-three thousand energetic Toyota team members prove their efficiency efforts are no carbon copy.
At the first international BMW Group Student Forum on 30 November 2015, students from twelve countries discussed challenges and solutions for urban mobility with BMW experts.
Brian Kent wants the world to know that driving across country in your electric vehicle (EV) is totally viable — and he’s putting himself in the drivers seat to prove it.
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. announced today that it will support the American Business Act on Climate Pledge and set forth goals to reduce its carbon footprint.
Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” promotion has officially arrived in Minneapolis-St. Paul, providing new Nissan LEAF buyers two years of complimentary public charging with the purchase of the all-electric car from LEAF-certified dealers in the Twin Cities region.
Later this year Hyundai will be the first mainstream automaker to launch an owner’s manual app leveraging virtual reality.
The coming year will be a busy one for Honda’s Alabama auto manufacturing operations.
Toyota launches a new initiative, #Selflessie, which encourages Instagram users to ditch their typical selfie snapshots in favor of posting a “selfless selfie.”
Mazda North America Operations recently announced this year’s recipients of the Mazda Drive for Good event.Mazda North America Operations recently announced this year’s recipients of the Mazda Drive for Good event.
This holiday season Honda wants fans to #OpenTheCheer on Twitter for a chance to instantly win prizes, with the ultimate prize being a 2016 Accord Touring.
Nissan today officially launched production of its all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup with Job One ceremonies at its Canton, Mississippi assembly facility.
Subaru of America, Inc. has launched the eighth annual “Share the Love” campaign, which will run through January 2, 2016.
The Rain Room is the first of Hyundai Motor and LACMA’s decade-long partnership program.
After announcing its intent “to virtually eliminate CO2 emissions from its factories and vehicles, Toyota is about to flip the switch on a tangible example of this effort.
Subaru of America Inc. has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help deliver relief to thousands of disaster victims that were affected by recent wildfires.
Nissan will debut an expansion of the innovative Nissan Color Studio to include the 2016 Versa Note hatchback.
utomotive News has named three Nissan executives to the publication’s 2015 “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” list.
Subaru has confirmed that a new 3-row crossover model, effectively replacing the retired Tribeca, will be produced at its SIA plant in Lafayette, Indiana.
Honda’s continuing effort to minimize the environmental impact of its operations took another step forward today as it opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio.
Car owners in Montgomery will have the opportunity to participate in the Hyundai Before Service Experience Tour on Nov. 6 at the companies assembly plant there.
Finding a competitive advantage is a must for any company to be successful.
This October, Subaru is rolling out its “Subaru Loves Pets” initiative, part of the brand’s Love Promise philanthropic platform.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) and NBCUniversal have again partnered for the 2015 Mazda Drive for Good® program to help one lucky nonprofit.
Green Car Journal named the Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan, including the Sonata Eco, Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, a finalist for the 2016 Green Car of the Year award.
Production begins today in Smyrna for the updated 2016 Nissan Altima, Nissan’s top-selling vehicle.
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of its annual Share the Love event for 2015. Entering the program’s eighth year, Subaru is hoping to donate up to $15 million to its Share the Love charitable partners, which would mean a total of $65 million donated throughout the life of the program.
Subaru of America, Inc. and Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, have announced a global partnership in support of the new giant-screen, 3-D documentary, “National Parks Adventure.”
Today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future, and unfortunately, we don’t have production hoverboards to play with to celebrate.
Annual swim parties and fishing trips. Gourmet food trucks at the dealership twice a week. Outings to major league baseball games — with extra tickets for friends. A chief happiness officer. Those are some of the cool perks that this year’s Best Dealerships To Work For offer to employees.
The five finalists for the 11th annual Green Car Journal award have been revealed.
When Toyota introduced Lexus to the U.S. market in 1989, the Georgetown, Ky., plant – its first stand-alone vehicle manufacturing facility in America – was just in its second year of producing the Camry. Fast forward 26 years and that same plant is celebrating the start of U.S. Lexus production.
Toyota Indiana has donated more than $100,000 to 29 nonprofit organizations throughout the region.
The automaker, which employs more than 5,000 people at its Southern Indiana plant, said it’s all part of its mission to give back to the communities in which it does business.
Acura plans to show a painstakingly restored champagne-colored Legend sedan, vintage 1993, at the upcoming SEMA extravaganza, a tremendously noisy comic-con for the aftermarket tuning industry.
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The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in its annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, which puts the industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs through a grueling two-day evaluation at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.
Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) today announced the donation of $100,000 in humanitarian aid to support disaster relief efforts in South Carolina communities impacted by storm damage and record floods.
The catalyst for the start of the Nissan Foundation in 1992 was a crisis: three weeks of violent civil unrest that occurred near the headquarters for Nissan’s U.S. sales operations in Southern California.
On Monday, team members of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2016 Kia Optima with a ceremony inside the plant’s General Assembly shop.
Dozens of Toyota plant workers spent their Saturday off giving back to the community. The engine plant also donated $10,000 to the Land Trust of North Alabama, which helps maintain trails and state parks.
In its 17th year of battling childhood cancer, Hyundai Motor America and its non-profit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® today announced that it will award $10.5 million in research grants to hospitals across the U.S. during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
The Alabama Auto Show and Children’s of Alabama are partnering together for the annual Charity Preview event that will take place on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The cocktail reception event is open to the public, featuring a live auction and a live performance by The Black Jacket Symphony. Proceeds will benefit Racing for Children’s, a program that helps to raise money for the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.
The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today honored Manchester, Tenn., auto dealer John Roberts with its Legislative Action Network (L.A.N.) Grassroots Award at the association’s 8th Annual International Auto Industry Summit in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes his advocacy in reaching out and engaging Congress and other policy makers on issues important to the international nameplate auto dealer community.
Daimler AG will invest $1.3 billion at its U.S. plant to boost production of Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicles, creating an additional 300 jobs.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama celebrated a major milestone Monday after its 4 millionth engine rolled off the assembly line in Huntsville.
The two Class 1 railroads that haul freight to and from the Port of Charleston are in talks with state officials over plans to build a rail line connecting the port with the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant being built in Berkeley County.
If you want something built to suit your needs, sometimes it’s best to jump in and build it yourself.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann was joined by Tom Easterday and Mark Newman to announce that Subaru is the official vehicle provider for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay caravan.
Mason Pierce started taking classes at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College last August. At the same time, a group of eight other Trenholm students were finishing a paid summer internship program at the Hyundai assembly plant in Montgomery.
Automakers are again taking a run at accelerating vehicle development, this time with an assist from 3-D printing. The latest example comes from Honda, whose just-launched 2016 Pilot is the product of a new computer-driven process in which the automaker eliminated hand-built prototypes.
Students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math are a breath of fresh air!
Subaru has taken this discipline so seriously that assembly lines adjust the workers’ height at various stages to relieve any unnecessary physical exertion on employees, and every two hours there is a shift change, so they aren’t stuck doing the same repetitive task all day. Perhaps not surprisingly, this also happens to be one of the safest and highest awarded plants in America.
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Honda’s Marysville, East Liberty and Anna plants with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship — the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-Level Award.
The steady comeback of the American auto industry has brought new life to underused factories, as carmakers across the country add shifts of workers to meet growing demand for new vehicles.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (“HMMA”) today announced the findings of an economic impact study that it commissioned quantifying the automaker’s impact.
More than 400 brand new backpacks, along with a truckload of school supplies, were donated to the Montgomery County Public Schools Tuesday in another act of generosity by employees of Montgomery’s Hyundai plant.
The North American Engineering and Planning Center centralizes Volkswagen’s research and development, and product planning efforts in the American South. This new entity joins the production, purchasing and sales efforts currently operating in the North American Region.
Montgomery workers built more Hyundai cars in July than any other month in the assembly plant’s 10-year history.
Honda today marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved a significant production milestone with the completion of its 500,000th Passat.
Honda of America Mfg.’s Anna Engine Plant, Honda’s largest automobile engine plant in the world, today celebrated 30 years of engine production.
Subaru has launched its second brand spot of the summer, “Dream Weekend” showcasing the adventurous spirit and versatility of the 2016 Subaru Impreza.
Atlanta Braves fans who drive Hyundai vehicles will have the opportunity to participate in the Hyundai Before Service Experience Tour on July 17-18.
Subaru can barely make enough cars to meet demand and has the best profit margin in the industry. But expanding might jeopardize what makes it work so well.
Hyundai Motor loves sports and has a long history of celebrating fan passion across the globe. In its latest sports marketing venture, Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among U.S. sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with […]
Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index’s nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars.
The results are in, and Cars.com has named two Toyota models as most American-Made.
Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today a sponsorship from American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) to redevelop the JA Personal Finance® program, which will help nearly half-a-million teens become more financially literate over the next four years. Additionally, the sponsorship will support the development of an awareness campaign to help make teens more mindful of the financial responsibilities associated with vehicle ownership.
The Tennessee Titans and Nissan North America announced today the formation of a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership* that rebrands Nashville’s downtown stadium as Nissan Stadium.
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, announced today that their partnership for metal parts stamping in Tennessee will grow and the commitment will lead to more than 500 additional jobs in Chattanooga.
Nissan today announced that it is now the official automotive partner of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), building on an existing platform of support between the company and the well-known veterans’ support organization.
Driven by record auto production in North America in 2014, Honda also announced that purchasing for Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) services in the Central Region set a record of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ending March 2015.
Nissan sold its first automobile in the U.S. in 1958, with U.S. manufacturing beginning in June of 1983 as a white Nissan pickup truck rolled off the assembly line. More than 31 years later, Nissan 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.
With the push of a plow by a 2015 Tundra TRD Pro, Toyota officially broke ground today on the expansion of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Michigan.
Subaru, recognized for having the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, today announced it will share its knowledge of zero landfill practices with the National Park Service to reduce landfill waste from the parks.
Newsweek has named a car company as one of the world’s greenest companies, ahead of highly-regarded brands like Microsoft, Google, Nike and Coke. Toyota moved up 57 spots in Newsweek’s annual green ranking to #35 in the Global 500 and #2 in autos.
Every day, local Meals on Wheels programs work hard to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by volunteers in communities all across the country. The number of seniors in our country continues to grow rapidly, and it will take many more volunteers to meet the […]
Volvo will build the vehicles that sell best in the U.S. at its new factory here, but not the newly redesigned XC90 crossover, said Lex Kerssemakers, the brand’s U.S. chief.
Nissan today announced a $50,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts after devastating floods and tornadoes ripped through communities in Texas and Oklahoma this month. Areas affected include the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, together with the Irving, Denton, Weatherford, Cleburne, Corsicana, Terrell, Greenville and McKinney areas. The funds will be […]
The expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility to produce a new midsize-SUV and the opening of a North American Engineering and Planning Center could create approximately 9,800 jobs and add $370 million in additional annual income, once the plant is fully operational.
Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.
More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new, thoroughly redesigned and reimagined 2016 Honda Pilot, slated to go on-sale next month at Honda dealerships nationwide.
Infiniti donated more than $1 million as part of the brand’s ongoing corporate partnership with NCAA® Division I men’s basketball and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Randy Parker, vice president of Infiniti Americas, presented the checks to the winners at Infiniti Americas headquarters in Tennessee.
On May 20, 2015, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) will complete its 10th year of producing high-quality cars for the North American market.
Recognizing the many challenges college-bound students face, Toyota awarded tuition support to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help with their cost of higher education.
Honda North America, Inc., today announced an innovative $1 million Ohio-based workforce development initiative to create interest in manufacturing careers and provide educational and training opportunities to prepare the next generation workforce for high-tech positions in the manufacturing industry.
Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) today celebrated a production milestone of the 1 millionth car built at the plant.
The completion of HMIN’s 1 millionth vehicle comes only six years after the start of mass production at the $800 million facility on October 9, 2008.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today in celebrating production at its new $71.4 million state-of-the-art automated engine assembly facility, marking a breakthrough for Honda engine production in North America with the development of more highly automated assembly. The new facility will supply V-6 engines for the Honda Odyssey minivans, Pilot sport utility vehicles and Acura MDX luxury SUVs made in Lincoln.
Aston Martin is set to make a decision on building a second factory, likely to be in the United States, by the end of the year, CEO Andy Palmer said.
International automakers today are highlighting their investment and dedication to the U.S. auto industry with the launch of Here For America.
Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County, South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 Million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.
Volvo Cars announced today that it is to build a brand new manufacturing facility in the US, fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker, investing around 500 million dollars in a new plant and underscoring its long term commitment to the US market.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.’s (MMNA) highly fuel efficient Mirage 5-door hatchback has been named to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) prestigious “Greenest Vehicles” list as part of the organization’s Greenercars.org rankings for the 2015 model year. The Mirage is the only conventional gasoline-powered vehicle – not a hybrid, EV, PHEV or natural gas-powered vehicle – to make the list this year.*
The Partnership for a Healthier America has announced a $10.5 million grant from Mercedes-Benz USA to help end childhood obesity in the United States.
The grant to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA will be used to expand in-school and afterschool programs that increase physical activity among youth, train and place more than one thousand coaches in twenty-five cities, and strengthen sport for development programs and youth sports organizations. MBUSA estimates the grant will impact a hundred and twenty-five thousand kids annually over three years.
Maserati is making its presence felt in the U.S. after years on the margins.
The 100-year-old Fiat-owned maker of Italian sports cars is offering a combination of new and redesigned sedans, opening dealers and spending more on advertising.
Jaguar Land Rover North America announced today a $500,000, one-year grant to Children’s Health Fund, which has provided high-quality healthcare to children in America’s most economically distressed urban and rural communities for 27 years. Jaguar Land Rover is awarding the grant through the company’s global corporate social responsibility platform that funds projects around the world with the collective goal of affecting 12 million people globally by 2020.
The Tucson Fuel Cell, Hyundai’s hydrogen powered, zero-emissions vehicle, earned a Silver Edison Award in Energy and Sustainability at the Edison Awards Gala on Thursday, April 23. The annual award – named after Thomas Alva Edison – honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell is the first mass-produced hydrogen powered electric vehicle currently available for consumer lease in the U.S.
BMW announced today that the company will expand its plant in Spartanburg County with a $1 billion investment, which is expected to create 800 new jobs. The expansion includes the addition of a fifth vehicle platform at the plant – the X7 – and it will increase production capacity from 350,000 units to 450,000 units annually, making the Spartanburg facility the highest-capacity plant in the BMW global system by the end of 2016.
Aston Martin could be the next foreign automaker to begin production in the United States, according to the latest report from the Financial Times. The British automaker is reportedly considering a number of possibilities to handle assembly of the production version of the DBX crossover concept presented in March.
Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently. As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility […]
Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. “Power of Exchange 2015” offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable forum to network and connect with Toyota’s Tier I suppliers, and provided access to Toyota’s sales, marketing, and professional services.
SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the U.S. The companies have completed or initiated a range of solar projects for homeowners, dealerships and corporate facilities that total more than 12.5 MW of solar generation capacity.
Honda today marked the opening of Honda Smart Home US, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical U.S. home.
Tustin Hyundai’s Dealer Principal, John Patterson, proudly handed over the keys to Hyundai’s first mass-produced Tucson Fuel Cell CUV in a ceremony with Hyundai executives and Timothy Bush, the first Hyundai Fuel Cell customer.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer, successfully completed its 5th annual program recognizing September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
MW has announced the expansion of the company’s export program to emerging markets. Originally announced in 2011 to support export of BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicles to certain countries, BMW will now expand this operation to include the new BMW X5.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), through its Mazda Drive for Good® program, announced a $1,000,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Kia Motors America (KMA) is donating $75,000 to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to award 16 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each to eligible students attending a HACU-member institution.
Nissan officials at the Tennessee State Capitol announced a new $160 million supplier park project at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. vehicle assembly plant.
Volkswagen today announced that it will provide an all-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to Stanford University for research dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles.
Nissan has donated $500,000 to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to support ongoing construction efforts and future exhibits at the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Associates at Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant celebrated a major milestone, with the production of the plant’s 5 millionth vehicle, a 2016 Acura RDX.
Toyota Motor (TM) President Akio Toyoda announced that the company would build the Lexus ES sedan at the Kentucky plant where Toyota currently builds Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models.
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that its popular Impreza model will be produced at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. plant (SIA) in Lafayette, Ind. starting in 2016.