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St. John woman wins new Chevy in Times promotion

St. John woman wins new Chevy in Times promotion

MUNSTER | For St. John resident Ruby Waterstraat, March 24 has taken on special meaning in her life for at least two reasons.

May 04, 2012 7:35 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Why is Obama opening an office Indiana? Autos

BRIAN HOWEY: Why is Obama opening an office Indiana? Autos

On Thursday, the Obama for America campaign opened an office in Indiana, a state with a century-old love affair with the internal combustion engine. It is a state that any Republican will tell you is certain to return to the "red" Electoral College column next autumn.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am

Customer retention study ranks Hyundai highest

Hyundai ranked highest among 33 automotive brands in retaining customers when they buy a new vehicle, according to results from a J.D. Power and Associates study released Wednesday.

January 11, 2012 2:55 pm

Ford pays hourly worker bonus, restores dividend

Ford Motor Co. is providing a $250 competitiveness bonus to its UAW hourly workforce for helping the automaker meet internal goals.

December 09, 2011 10:28 am
Auto parts employment boost shakes off recession

Auto parts employment boost shakes off recession

Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s manufacturing plant meet employment projections. "Right now, we're basically going full-steam," a union leader said about the production activity.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lear plant employment boost helping shake off recession

Lear plant employment boost helping shake off recession

HAMMOND | Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s seat manufacturing plant meet employment projections set last year.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford workers reject tentative pact

Union workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Assembly Plant voted down a four-year tentative contract agreement, a union official said Thursday.

October 13, 2011 6:30 pm
Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached last week with the United Auto Workers.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday with the United Auto Workers.

October 04, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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M'ville auto dealership named one of GM's top dealers

M'ville auto dealership named one of GM's top dealers

Schepel Buick-GMC General Manager Tom Van Prooyen said it's a sweet reward to be successful in an industry that was on the brink of financial collapse a few years ago.

May 25, 2011 12:00 am

UAW official visits Chicago to talk Ford bargaining strategy

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An official from United Auto Workers international visited Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Stamping Plant here Tuesday to talk with local union leaders and employees.

April 12, 2011 6:30 pm
Autos – Back on Track

Autos – Back on Track

When car sales went into a tailspin with the economy in Fall 2008, things were looking pretty grim. Sales plummeted to 13 million from 16-17 million for the previous several years. In last year's NWI Now auto section, we reported a dismal 10.4 million U.S. sales for 2009, though we could see…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO | Taking a ride in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was both for entertainment and teaching purposes for Gary resident Trina Lynch-Jackson.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford plans to add 7,000 workers within 2 years

Ford Motor Co. plans to hire 7,000 new hourly and salaried employees within the next two years for jobs in U.S. cities including Chicago, the company said Monday.

January 11, 2011 2:30 pm
Local Pontiac lovers lament loss of iconic brand

Local Pontiac lovers lament loss of iconic brand

As Pontiac died a lonely death, it gave Rick Orelup time to think about his one final wish: Buckle him in and bury him in his metallic blue 1999 Firebird Trans Am. "I told my parents there's a spot in the backyard where they can bury me in it," said Orelup, 31, of Valparaiso.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Obama, Dems begin defense 3 weeks too late

Three weeks to the day after his Democratic Party suffered devastating losses, President Barack Obama ardently defended his stimulus package as well as the restructuring of the American auto industry in embattled Kokomo.

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
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