The Looming Crisis in Manufacturing

Skilled trades workers in the automotive industry build and maintain the machinery and equipment necessary to manufacture automotive parts and components, assemblies, and vehicles. Tool, die, mold, jig, and fixture (“tool and die”) workers make up a critical segment...

How to tell if a car or truck is “American”

While simple in concept, the question of whether a given vehicle is a domestic product, or just how American a car is, turns out to be very difficult to answer. Is a vehicle domestic or American if: the original nationality of its brand or the location of its ultimate...

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Industry Headlines

Michigan’s auto tooling industry faces ‘dire shortage’ of workers

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Automakers ask: Who will make the tools to build our cars?

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Panelists warn against U.S. protectionism

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Trump touts Ford investment — but deal was agreed to in 2015

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Conference to Examine ‘Crisis’ in Auto Toolmaking

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Swamy Kotagiri

Chief Technology Officer, Magna International