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New Truck Plant Slated for Alabama
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. has acquired a 300,000-sq.-ft. warehouse near Birmingham, AL, with plans to convert the property into a truck-making factory by 2009 or 2010, with initial capacity of 5000 mid-size trucks per year. Isuzu joins several other foreign auto suppliers—Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Mercedes-Benz--that have been lured to Alabama by its low taxes, a union-free environment and other incentives.
Denso Named GM Supplier of the Year
Monday, April 09, 2007
Denso International America, Southfield, MI, earned a General Motors Supplier of the Year Award for 2006, for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The award, themed the “Best of the Best,” recognizes Denso for its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, windshield wipers, fuel injectors and navigation system. Denso is online at www.densocorp-na.com
Trumpf Opens Mexican Manufacturing Facility
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, has opened a new sales, service, demonstration and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6400-sq.-m building employs 24 and will produce frames for Trumpf machinery. It also houses a 420-sq.-m showroom open to Mexican fabricators and manufacturers for tours and technology demonstrations.