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July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels Again

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler has started assembling Ram 1500 pickups equipped with a diesel engine, even though the company must still resolve a dispute with regulators before it can sell the trucks, reports Automotive News.

Tags: FCA, Assembly Plants, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, FCA Diesel Scandal

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Alkane Truck Company, Assembly Plants

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA's Jeep Expansion Includes Pickup Truck

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler will invest $1 billion in a Jeep expansion initiative that will lead to the production of three new vehicles, including a pickup truck and two larger SUVs, FCA announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Jeep, FCA, Assembly Plants, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Wagoneer, Large SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Detroit Auto Show

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Assembly Plant Donates Truck to Local High Schools

New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum for high school students to learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, Donations, Assembly Plants

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Breaks Ground on $500M Van Plant

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (right) presents a gift to Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Photo: Paul Clinton

Mercedes-Benz will shift production of vans it sells in the U.S. and Canada to North Charleston, S.C., by the end of the decade with a plant that nearly triples its existing manufacturing footprint.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Assembly Plants, Elected Leaders, Auto Truck Group, Knapheide

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Head Highlights Renewed Customer Focus

This newly decorated truck will participate in the annual Memorial Day Ride for Freedom. Photo by Deborah Lockridge.

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Class 8, Volvo Group, Assembly Plants

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks

April 18, 2016 - Industry News

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Aerial view of the Tsutsumi Plant, where Toyota assembles the Prius hybrid, courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Tags: Toyota, Assembly Plants, Natural Disaster, Japan

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Upgrade Lehigh Valley Truck Plant

Mack Trucks announced it will invest about $70 million in its Lehigh Valley, Penn., truck assembly operations over three years “to further improve manufacturing quality and efficiency and modernize the facility.”

Tags: Mack Trucks, Assembly Plants

December 2, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant: Photo: Volvo Trucks.

Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo to Expand Assembly Plant with $38.1 M Investment

An artist's conception of Volvo's newly announced Customer Experience Center. Art via Volvo

Volvo Trucks North America announced plans to open a Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million upgrade to its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Facility, Assembly Plants

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Assembly Plants

July 23, 2015 - Press Release

Kenworth Plant Earns Top Workplace Award

Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plants

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Starts 2015 F-150 Production in Kansas City

Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, drives the first 2015 F-150 built in Kansas City. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Assembly Plants, Large Pickups

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Trains 8,000 on Aluminum F-150 Production

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plants

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Fords Adds 1,550 Jobs to Support F-150 Production

Photo of F-150 production courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding 1,550 jobs to four production facilities to meet the growing demand for the 2015 F-150 pickup, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, Assembly Plants, Vehicle Production

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Plant Using Carbon-Neutral Electricity

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant: Photo via Volvo Trucks.

[UPDATED] The electricity powering Volvo Trucks' North America’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., is now carbon neutral thanks to a switch to renewable fuels to produce power.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, Volvo Trucks, Assembly Plants

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

First Aluminum F-150 Rolls off Assembly Line

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Aluminum, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, Assembly Plants

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Group’s New River Valley Plant Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va. has achieved zero landfill status at its truck manufacturing operations. Waste generated by the facility, which manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America, is now recycled, composted or converted to electricity.

Tags: Volvo, Recycling, Assembly Plants

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