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United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

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.

19 hours ago
New plan to drive state's automotive strategy

New plan to drive state's automotive strategy

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.

November 02, 2013 6:00 am
Company reports sales are 'Ford tough'

Company reports sales are 'Ford tough'

A growing number of consumers have driven a Ford lately, and robust sales have been paying off for shareholders, the company announced Thursday.

October 24, 2013 12:51 pm
Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

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.

October 17, 2013 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Indiana exports reach new record high

Indiana exports reach new record high

Car parts, steel coils and other products Hoosiers make every day travel all across the globe.

August 31, 2013 7:51 pm
Indiana's auto industry rises to second place nationally

Indiana's auto industry rises to second place nationally

Indiana's automotive industry has raced ahead to second place nationally and is not letting off the gas.

August 03, 2013 9:00 pm
Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.

July 28, 2013 11:19 pm Photos

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Ford names Hammond company a preferred supplier

Ford names Hammond company a preferred supplier

A Hammond-based auto parts maker has been adding jobs after Ford Motor Co. named it a preferred supplier.

July 15, 2013 10:32 pm Photos

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Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts supplier

Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts 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.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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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 issues recall on nearly 1,700 new Explorers

Ford Motor Co. is voluntarily recalling 1,658 Explorer SUVs following concerns the seats don't conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.

February 08, 2011 12:00 am
Top local business stories in 2010

Top local business stories in 2010

Labor unions' strikes halt construction work

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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