HAMMOND | Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.
CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.
EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.
HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry.
HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.
CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer.
Automakers are putting their vehicles on crash diets to prepare for tough new federal rules that demand twice as much fuel-efficiency by 2025.
Local automotive repair service centers report an increase in business due to pothole ravaged roads and frigid weather-related issues.
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HIGHLAND | March brings the start of spring, basketball frenzy and the wearing of the green on St. Patrick’s Day.
CHICAGO | It has been more than three months since Detroit-based media reported Ford Motor Co. was interested in moving the next generation Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles to a Michigan assembly plant.
Light vehicle sales in the United States rising 13.4 percent in 2012 from a year earlier shows that the industry continues to show improvements from the depths of the recession, said automobile dealership owner Tim Roper.
Tim Roper said the availability of credit and the age of the fleet of on the road are driving a lot of the current vehicle purchasing activity.
The 2012 Volvo C30 features a large glass hatch and tall rear lamps.
Curvaceous contours and LED tail lights accent the 2012 Volvo XC60 Polestar R-Design.
Multiple automobile manufacturers have announced intentions to ramp up production this year in anticipation of higher levels of demand.
Lowell High School junior Tyler Kozinski tapes a window as Dave Hirata from the Lowell Body Shop checks on the progress of a truck rebuilding project earlier this month.
Dave Hirata, left, from the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High students earlier this month. The students are in the process of rebuilding a truck at the school.
Dave Hirata, center, owner of the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High School junior Matt Brogdon as he sands a fender earlier this month. Brogdon and his classmates are in the process of rebuilding a pickup truck at the school.
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