Automakers Respond to U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal, Concerns Remain
Here for America
"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."
After 10 Years, Greensburg’s Honda Plant has been “a big plus” for Indiana.

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.

USMCA Could Increase Cost of Vehicles for Consumers

A new Scotiabank Economics report, says that the new deal [USMCA] could reduce competitiveness and lead to some automotive production shifting overseas.

Students Build Robots at Annual Lipscomb/Nissan Robotics Camps

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.

New Tariffs Will Likely Impact AL Car Industry

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 Celebrates 15 Years of Manufacturing in Mississippi

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.

Trade Deal Could Raise Vehicle Prices

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’s 1st American Car Factory Starts Mass Production in SC

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 Donates Vehicles to LaGrange

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia donated four vehicles to LaGrange Fire Department to help with their recruit school extrication class.

Trump’s 25% Auto Tariffs Could Cost Americans Jobs and Sales

According to research by the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research (CAR), 25-percent auto tariffs will cost Americans dearly.

Automakers Respond to U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal, Concerns Remain

“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 Supports the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act of 2018

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).

Here for America Reacts to U.S.-Japan Trade Talks

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.

Here for America Statement on Signed U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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. 

The Trump Administration’s NAFTA Auto Rules May Not Boost Jobs

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

Canada is the U.S.’s Best Trade Partner

The U.S.-Canada auto trade isn’t one-sided, if you take into account where the cars are made from.

Proposed Auto Tariffs Will Hit U.S. Car Buyers in the Wallet

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.

Here for America on the Administration’s Announcement to Impose New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

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.

Auto Tariffs Could Drive Down Economy

History suggests that auto trade restrictions almost never deliver.

Volvo Cars Shuts Plant With Hurricane Florence Forcing Evacuations

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.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $14.1 Million to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

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 Vans Opens New Sprinter Plant in North Charleston

Mercedes-Benz has opened its new Sprinter plant in North Charleston, SC, with more than 900 people working at the expanded North Charleston site.

Car Buyers May Face Sticker Shock from Trump’s Proposed Auto Tariffs

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.

Global Automakers CEO Testifies to the Senate HELP Committee on The Impact of Zero Tariffs on U.S. Autoworkers

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”

Automakers Underscore Importance of Continued Trade Talks

“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.”

NAFTA Withdrawal Risks U.S. Auto Industry Competitiveness and Jobs

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.

Tariffs are Hurting Economic Growth

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.

The Auto Industry Helps the U.S. Succeed

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.

Tariffs will ultimately hurt consumers

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.

The U.S. auto industry will be hurt, not helped, by tariffs

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.

Auto tariffs would hurt the auto industry and the U.S. economy

“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.”

If tariffs are imposed, car prices will increase

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.

Tariffs Could Mean a big impact in Price for Consumers

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. 

Tariffs Would Hurt the U.S. Auto Sector

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 Supports Bipartisan Senators’ Oversight of Tariff Process

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.

Automakers warn tariffs could threaten jobs

“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.”

Tariffs face widespread opposition

“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.”

Automakers and members of congress discuss tariffs

Congressman Drew Ferguson met with automakers from across the country to discuss the potential impact of Section 232 Auto Import Tariffs on their businesses.

Automakers push back against auto tariffs

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.

Auto tariffs will raise prices and hurt the economy

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.

Here for America Reacts to U.S.-E.U. Agreement to Resolve Trade Issues

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.”

Global Automakers CEO discusses tariffs on NPR

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.

Auto industry pushes back against 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.

Tariffs receive scant support at Commerce hearings

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.

Auto industry bands together to oppose tariffs

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.”

Global automakers fight against U.S. tariffs on cars, car parts

Testimony from the roughly 45 individuals who spoke at the U.S. Department of Commerce hearing on Thursday was overwhelmingly against tariffs.

Car Companies Voice Concern Over 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…

Here for America Hosts DC ‘Drive-In’

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).

Media Advisory: Here for America ‘Drive-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 CEO’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

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. 

How Honda is Impacting the U.S.

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 Carolina Jobs are Threatened by Trump’s Trade War

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 Supports Senator Corker’s Motion to Require Congressional Approval for Imposing Tariffs and Other Restrictions on Imports Under Section 232

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 is Named Ohio’s #1 Auto and Manufacturing Employer

Honda employs 15,000 associates in Ohio, making it the state’s #1 auto and manufacturing employer.

Mini Partners with Sing for Hope to Create #DrivingHope

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.

International Automakers Are Not A Security Threat

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.

Volvo’s first American-made car to come in September

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 Invests $6 Million Into New University of Michigan Projects

Toyota has invested $6 million in 14 new projects as part of their partnership with the University of Michigan this year.

Volkswagen’s U.S. Factory’s On-Site High School has First Class Graduate

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 donates $15K to the LeBron James Family Foundation

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.

How Toyota is Impacting the U.S.

More than 70% of the vehicles Toyota sells in the U.S. are made in North America.

Nissan Foundation Awards $730,000 in Grants to 29 Organizations for 2018

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.

Volvo Cars CEO on tariffs

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 Completes its 2018 Week of Service

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 opens first manufacturing plant in the U.S.

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. 

Nissan celebrates 35 years of building vehicles in the U.S.

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.

Trump Tariff Threat Vexes Allies and Global Automakers

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. 

Sen. Toomey to Back Bill to ‘Rein In’ Trump’s Trade Authority

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.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Preparing for Next Generation Engines

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.

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers on Behalf of Here for America on Today’s Tariff Actions Taken by China

“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 on Legislation Introduced by Senator Corker

Here for America Thanks Senators for Their Support for Legislation Introduced by Senator Corker

Honda Associates Assist Ohio Homeowners Through Rebuilding Together

For the 17th year, Honda associates have partnered Rebuilding Together to assist in home rehabilitation in two areas: Central Ohio and Dayton. 

Here For America Supports Legislation Introduced By Senator Corker and Bi-Partisan Group of Senators

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.

International Automakers Invest $3.3 Billion and Create 5,400 Jobs in Alabama

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.

Nissan Partners with Moraine Valley Automotive Technology Program

Moraine Valley Community College will become the first college in Illinois to partner with Nissan to train students in the Nissan Technician Training Academy.

Hyundai Hosts Youth Football Camps in Seven Cities Across the Country

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.

Tariffs Are Not the Answer

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 Gives Charleston’s International African American Museum $1 Million

BMW donated $1 million to the International African American Museum, bringing the waterfront Charleston project within $2 million of its private fundraising goal. 

Hyundai Hosts Inaugural Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

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 on the Trump Administration’s Steep Tariffs Against Foreign Automakers

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

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia continues to be a significant growth enabler for the West Point community and the Kia brand.

Production of All-New 2019 Acura RDX Begins at East Liberty Auto Plant

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 by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers on behalf of Here for America

Statement from John Bozzella, CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America on Section 232.

Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

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 Helps Build Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Toyota USA Foundation and Project Lead The Way awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on STEM.

Honda Launches All-New 2019 Insight Sedan into Production in Indiana

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 Sinking $29 Million into Russells Point Plant to Build Motors for Insight

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.

Volvo’s First U.S. Factory is Shaping Up to Employ 2,000 Workers

About 2,000 workers are expected to staff the new Volvo manufacturing plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

Honda Partners in Mobile Manufacturing Lab

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 Sells 9-Millionth US Car

Subaru has sold its milestone nine-millionth automobile in the US.

Subaru Launches Ascent Output at Indiana Plant

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.

First Graduating Class of Mechatronics Akademie at VW Chattanooga

Volkswagen Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College and Hamilton County Schools celebrated the first graduating class from the Mechatronics Akademie.

BMW Manufacturing Doubles Size of BMW Scholars Program

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.

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Investments in Full Bloom

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.

Nissan Donates $250,000 to Habitat for Humanity

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.

VW Vows to Build Massive Electric Car Charging Network Across the U.S.

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.

Volvo Partners With Local College System

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.

Automakers Want a NAFTA that Keeps U.S. Auto Industry Strong

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 Donates Additional $250,000 to Mississippi HBCU STEM Programs

Nissan has made a $250,000 investment in seven Mississippi historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to support STEM programs.

BMW’s X3, X5, and X6 are Made in South Carolina

BMW Manufacturing employs more than 10,000 people to produce the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle.

Rolls-Royce in America

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.

Alabama Governor Ivey Leads Talks With Japanese Automakers

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.

How Alabama is Becoming the Auto Capital of the South

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 Teams with Alabama A&M to Solve Mobility Issues

Toyota is teaming with students from Alabama A&M University on an initiative to help solve mobility issues.

Georgia’s “Next Generation” Helps Leads Honda’s Global Transmission Project

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

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

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

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

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Celebrates Its 11th Anniversary

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is celebrating its 11th anniversary!

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

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

All-New Honda Insight Will Be American-Made

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

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

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

Three Honda Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

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

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

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

Restrictions on Automobile Imports a Pretext for Protectionism

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

Hyundai in Montgomery, AL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Mercedes is now living large in Atlanta

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

WorkOne, Toyota, VU Partner For GED Initiative

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

Women at Toyota Step Ahead in Manufacturing Excellence

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

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

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

Tariffs Will Hurt American Producers and Consumers

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

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

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

Nissan’s Canton Plant Builds its 4 millionth Vehicle

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

Honda and Toyota Partnered in STEM Fest 2018 in Indiana

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz Invests $1 Billion in Tuscaloosa

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

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

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

Toyota Partners with Meals on Wheels to Serve Seniors in Texas

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

Honda Teams Up with Indiana Pacers for the Dream Big Initiative

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

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

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

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

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

Tariffs Make U.S. Auto Industry Less Competitive

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

Honda’s Impact in Alabama

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

Subaru Built 367,000 Indiana-Made Vehicles in 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz Triples Down on Alabama Investment

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

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

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

Honda Builds 25 Millionth American-Made Vehicle

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

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

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

Toyota Kentucky Sponsors Science and Engineering Fair

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

Honda Raises $2 Million for United Way

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

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

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

Subaru of America Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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

Nissan’s Impact in Mississippi

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

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

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