Stories tagged: "auto manufacturer"


Mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in this March 2021 photo. A global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors to cut production at some North American factories over the past year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Leading the Charge: Michigan Meets Demand For Key Electric Vehicle Part

Here’s why Michigan is primed to meet the growing demand for semiconductor manufacturing head-on.

Apprenticeships
No College, No Problem: These Michigan Career Paths Prioritize On-the-Job Experience

No college debt and a promising future is what drew Cory Henion to be an apprentice. This trend is getting a big push in Michigan in 2021. 

In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
Yet the return from a two-month production shutdown hasn’t gone quite according to plan.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Infected Workers and Parts Shortages: Why Michigan’s Auto Industry Comeback Has Stalled Out

While automakers struggle to reopen factories and meet demand, union officials question whether it’s safe to return to work at all.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 trucks being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The United Auto Workers union wants Detroit's three automakers to shut down their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe from the spreading coronavirus. But union President Rory Gamble says in an email to members obtained by The Associated Press that the companies were not willing to shut factories down. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Reigniting the Auto Industry: The Big Three Automakers’ Plan to Reopen

The Big Three automakers have Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's clear to open May 11. That’s a full week earlier than their anticipated start date.

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GM May Bring Back Cash for Clunkers to Boost Sales

GM’s aggressive cost-cutting in recent years helped it stay in gear during the coronavirus, and a new Cash for Clunkers program might spur recovery.