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  • Leaving New Jersey due to high taxes. http://www.impomag.com/news/2015/01/mercedes-announces-new-location-us-headquarters?et_cid=4352223&et_rid=652319558&location=top
    der Hoaxster Mar 30
  • GM's high costs are due to the auto bailout. http://www.impomag.com/news/2015/03/report-gm-ford-could-seek-lower-wage-tier-uaw?et_cid=4481251&et_rid=652319558&type=cta
    der Hoaxster Mar 24
  • I personally never understood why Olds tried to sell a passenger diesel engine without involving Detroit Diesel expertise. http://www.wheels.ca/feature/book-review-former-dealer-traces-road-to-gms-bankruptcy/
    der Hoaxster Feb 5
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  • Following this strategy, two of them went bankrupt. The Obama administration overturned the established bankruptcy procedure to permit them to continue operating without changing their inefficient practices. John Machado jmach499@^$1 [(snip) For decades, American auto makers gave people choices: second rate vehicles or third rate vehicles or really poor quality vehicles. Only when...
    der Hoaxster Feb 2
  • Here is a US based company’s rationale for building a plant in China and the reason for choosing the location. Time magazine once had an interesting article about a US farmer who was a communist who visited a Chinese tractor factory back in the 1970’s. He was very critical of the product. The theory was that the Chinese design staff did not feel a need to actually find out what...
    der Hoaxster Oct 31, 2014
  • Good idea, but will anything come of it? I think this is an indirect admission that current university programs are missing the target. [link] (snip) The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2014 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as ‘Manufacturing Universities...
    der Hoaxster Aug 15, 2014
  • Wow! See that Quad Track drive right off the assembly line. http://www.mbtmag.com/videos/2014/07/steiger-tractor-manufacturing?et_cid=4064268&et_rid=652319558&location=top
    der Hoaxster Jul 24, 2014
  • The US based diesel engine manufacturer Cummins recently announced a passenger vehicle sized engine that runs at the compression ratio of a diesel, uses direct fuel injection, but spark ignition. The fuel is E85 (85% alcohol). I am guessing they are aiming to sell this engine to Nissan for use in delivery vehicles. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/21/ex-cia-chief-says-this...
    der Hoaxster Jul 23, 2014
  • This Dearborn plant is inside the Ford Rouge complex. It was recently given an EPA exemption on significantly lessening emissions. This pretty much marks the end of Ford’s steel making operations. My take on this is that Ford has figured out how to make vehicle bodies out of aluminum. Severstal was aiming at bake hardenable and other low weight high strength steels. Severstal is...
    der Hoaxster Jul 21, 2014
  • This thing is a watercraft. http://www.equipmentworld.com/the-marines-massive-new-tank-toting-assault-vehicle-has-tracks-that-let-it-drive-on-top-of-water-and-land-video-photos/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=07-18-2014&utm_campaign=EW&ust_id=d916abb9aa
    der Hoaxster Jul 18, 2014