November 2017

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BMW CEO threatens to pull out of Southern Auto Corridor if trade restrictions are passed

Nissan to expand Smyrna, Tenn., battery plant

Fritz Winter opens Kentucky foundry

Toyota debuts new Kentucky center

Royal Technologies expands Cullman, Ala., plant

Battery maker invests $35 million in new KC facility

Trucast expands operations in Newberry, S.C.

SMW Manufacturing acquires Caterpillar operations in Lafayette County, Miss.

Nucor Steel announces $230 million expansion, 100 new jobs

Hankook opens $800 million plant in Tennessee

Toyota and Mazda partner on EVs

Auto parts company selects Memphis for new home

Plant expansion to bring 145 jobs to Burke County, N.C.

Toyota investing in Southern plants

Perrone Robotics expands in Albemarle County, Va.

Denso investing $1 billion in Tennessee plant, creating 1,000 jobs

Giti opens in South Carolina

Author: Michael Randle