Stories tagged: "auto"

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Strap In for More High Gas Prices! Here’s What You Should Know.

Michigan families should strap in for high prices at the pump and supermarket, even as proposals are floated to alleviate some costs.

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Michigan’s Manufacturing Hot Streak Continues With 1,200 New Jobs at Battery Facility

“Michigan was a natural choice to our commitment of building an impactful global business because of its rich pool of talent, being close to the geographic epicenter of the automotive industry and its strong support."

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Semiconductor Shortages Have Hobbled the Auto Industry. Michigan Leaders Are Trying to Fix It.

The semiconductor shortage has limited auto production and driven up prices for available cars.

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Job Numbers Are Up in Michigan, Even Despite Difficult Economic Circumstances

Michigan’s economy has improved at one of the best rates in the country. But what’s being done about inflation and gas prices? 

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Road Repair Overdrive: Michigan’s Plan to Solve Its Pothole Problem in 2022 

Every spring season, a fresh batch of potholes crop up on Michigan roads. Crews will now be working overtime to fix them as quickly as possible.

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The Top 6 Michigan Secretary of State Features We’re Actually Excited About

Government services can be dull news, but shorter lines and online services are positive notes worth sharing.

Ford is investing $1 billion in Chicago Assembly and Stamping Plants and adding 500 jobs to expand capacity for the production of all-new Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator. The new investments include advanced manufacturing technologies and workforce training at the plants to help Ford deliver better quality vehicles to customers more quickly. The company spending $40 million to make the Chicago Assembly and Stamping better places to work, including new LED lighting and cafeteria updates, new break areas, and parking lot security upgrades. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen courtesy Ford Motor Company
Behind the Numbers: Ford Spent Nearly $8 Billion in April — And That Was With Factories Idled

Coronavirus has rocked the auto industry at a very bad time for Ford. But smart moves might help the automaker weather the storm.