December 2018

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Korean battery maker to locate plant in Georgia that will house 2,000

BMW starts production of X7 at South Carolina plant

Volvo is reducing it employment count at new South Carolina plant because of tariffs

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing breaks ground on North Alabama plant

BMW ponders a new engine plant in North America

Hyundai considers significant upgrade of its plant in Montgomery, Ala.

Ford eliminates shift in Louisville; those 500 workers will move to truck plant

Bosch to spend $45 million on South Carolina operations

Toyo Tire expands Georgia plant

India-based auto supplier expanding in South Carolina

Advance Auto Parts relocating HQ to Raleigh

Exports of South Carolina-made BMWs keeps dropping

Louisiana lands big chemical plant

Swedish auto supplier picks South Carolina for first U.S. plant

New Flyer opens $25 million plant expansion in Anniston, Ala.

Smyrna’s Nissan plant approved for $158 million in upgrades

Bridgestone announces $40 million Tennessee expansion

Truform Manufacturing expands Dickson, Tenn., operations

Hwashin Investing $26 million in Alabama expansion

South Korean auto supplier planning $5 million expansion in Alabama

Fuel Total Systems chooses Mount Pleasant, Tenn., for manufacturing plant

November 2018

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Job generation under Obama and Trump essentially the same. But that is about to change.

U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are backfiring

Trade war costing Ford $1 billion

New Volvo plant in South Carolina caught in crosshairs of tariff war

Mass migration from California concerning to Texans

Trade war could relocate some BMW production from South Carolina to China

Auto, appliance supplier adding jobs in central Tennessee

Swedish-based auto supplier picks Orangeburg, S.C., for new plant

Korean auto supplier expands in Greenville, Ala.

Raytheon breaks ground on new radar facility in Mississippi

Booz Allen expanding in Oklahoma

Auto parts maker bringing 150 jobs and $60.9 million to Middle Tennessee

Pounds of Plastic chooses Owenton, Ky.

Continental Tire is hiring in Mississippi

Eissmann Group Automotive expands Alabama plant

Auto supplier to create 100 jobs in Troup County, Ga.

North Carolina approves incentives for tire maker’s $200 million project

Joint venture expands fiber production in Spartanburg, S.C.

Enforge expands manufacturing complex in Albemarle, N.C.

Poorest county” in Mississippi gets 60 new jobs

Auto parts supplier to add 250 Kentucky jobs

Mercedes breaks ground on Alabama battery plant

Volkswagen could add 1,000 jobs in Tennessee

Wheel Pros eyes York County, S.C.

Vintech Industries to open facility in Newnan, Ga.

South Carolina manufacturer expanding with 115 new jobs

Construction is complete on 350-job project in Botetourt, Va.

Real Truck chooses Ocala, Fla., for HQ

Auto supplier expands in Lee County, Miss.