Post Tagged with: "Auto Industry"

State to Offer $2500 Rebate on Electric Cars

September 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

The first thousand people to buy electric cars in Tennessee could receive a $2500 rebate from the state.

Japanese Manufacturer Fills In Behind GM Supplier

September 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm

A Japanese auto supplier revealed Wednesday it will locate 385 jobs in Maury County. The announcement represents the filling of some vacant space left by GM suppliers.

Murfreesboro Lands Auto Supplier and 224 Jobs

July 28, 2010 at 3:45 pm

An automotive supplier announced plans Wednesday to build a manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro. NHK Seating of America expects to employ more than 200 workers by 2015.

Nissan Sales Up for 9th Consecutive Month

July 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

June sales for Franklin-based Nissan North America went up nearly 11 percent compared to last year.

Blackburn Blasts Committee at Toyota Hearing

February 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn accused her colleagues of playing politics at Tuesday’s hearing on Toyota’s safety problems. She chastised committee members for being slow to react.

GM Decision Will Idle Thousands at Spring Hill

GM Decision Will Idle Thousands at Spring Hill

June 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm

General Motors has decided to build its new subcompact car in Michigan instead of Tennessee.

Kisber: Parts Makers Likely to Keep Supplying Traverse

June 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Even as GM transfers production of its Chevrolet Traverse from Spring Hill to Michigan, area parts suppliers will likely continue their work for the vehicle.

Corker: Questions Remain for GM, Chrysler

February 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Corker says when the carmakers came asking for government money in December, he tried to put them through restructuring steps similar to bankruptcy, but without the actual bankruptcy.

GM Offers Another Round of Buyouts, This Time With Less Cash

February 11, 2009 at 4:35 pm

GM wants to reduce its workforce, yet again, through a buyout program. But this time, the ailing automaker is offering less cash – 20-thousand dollars plus a 25-thousand dollar vehicle voucher.

Nissan Makes First Cut for Federal Retooling Money

February 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm

A company spokesman says Nissan is still in the running for a federal loan program designed to help auto companies retool older plants.

Nissan Will Cut Jobs while Trying to Avoid Layoffs

February 9, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Nissan Motors announced a restructuring plan today that includes cutting 20-thousand jobs globally over the next year.

Spring Hill Spared the Worst of GM Cuts

January 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm

GM announced 2,000 job cuts today at U-S plants. Tennessee’s Spring Hill operation was spared the worst of the cuts, but it didn’t get away unscathed.

Bridgestone To Lay Off Hundreds More Workers

January 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Bridgestone’s plant in LaVergne will soon reduce truck tire production and stop making consumer tires altogether. That means hundreds more lay-offs beyond the number initially announced in December.

Corker Visits Auto Show in Detroit (with audio)

January 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

Senator Bob Corker met with GM officials at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last night.

Nissan May Build Batteries in Smyrna

January 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

Nissan North America wants federal money to help it build more fuel efficient cars. The Franklin-based automaker has applied for part of a 25-billion dollar low-interest loan package that Congress passed earlier this year through its energy bill.

Programs Aim to Curb Drunk Driving, Regardless of Lean New Year’s

December 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

The down economy may have New Year’s Eve revelers attending leaner events this year, but they’ll still need someone to drive them home if they drink too much. This marks the 25th year of the Sober Ride program.

State Highway Fatalities Down in 2008

December 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

When gas prices soared in summer, traffic fatalities in the state dropped. But as prices eased in fall, the number of fatalities here didn’t bounce back.

Columbia Plant to Lay Off 125 Workers

December 22, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Johnson Controls plans to lay off most of the workers at its plant in Columbia. The factory makes seats and consoles for the Chevy Traverse, which General Motors makes in nearby Spring Hill.

No guarantee homeowners will find help in foreclosure

December 22, 2008 at 6:00 am

Homeowners facing foreclosure and looking for help to keep their houses have no guarantee they’ll find the right people for the job. WPLN has one Middle Tennessee woman’s story.

Guarded Relief at Auto Bailout in Spring Hill

December 19, 2008 at 6:10 pm

The 34-hundred workers at GM’s plant in Spring Hill found some comfort in the White House’s commitment of billions in low-interest loans this morning.