The Indiana Automotive Council has drafted a three-year strategic plan that's aimed at making the state's auto manufacturers and suppliers more globally competitive, in order to spark more jobs and investment.
A growing number of consumers have driven a Ford lately, and robust sales have been paying off for shareholders, the company announced Thursday.
HAMMOND | Manufacturers can pay factory workers pennies a day in Vietnam, China and other countries, and U.S. companies have often found it tough to compete with such rock-bottom labor costs.
Car parts, steel coils and other products Hoosiers make every day travel all across the globe.
Indiana's automotive industry has raced ahead to second place nationally and is not letting off the gas.
Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.
A Hammond-based auto parts maker has been adding jobs after Ford Motor Co. named it a preferred supplier.
Lear Corp. has been running around the clock to keep up with the red-hot sales of the Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle, and is accelerating its production.
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.
HAMMOND | Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s seat manufacturing plant meet employment projections set last year.
Ford Motor Co. is voluntarily recalling 1,658 Explorer SUVs following concerns the seats don't conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Labor unions' strikes halt construction work
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