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Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • City of Orlando searches for ways to spruce up I-4 underpasses

    If you look beneath the dozen Interstate 4 overpasses as the highway snakes through downtown Orlando, you'll see hundreds of dimly lit parking spaces and not much else. But might there be more someday? It's something that urban planners have talked...
  • Will global automakers drop local JV partners if China's government says they can?

     
    Filed under: China, Government/Legal, BMW, Volkswagen Chinese economic policies could be in for a big change, as President Xi Jinping pushes the communist country to open its domestic markets even further. That could mean big things for the auto industry,...
  • Carrier overhauls are big for small businesses

    Carrier overhauls are big for small businesses
    When Navy leaders warn members of Congress about the "erosion of the industrial base," they're concerned about men like Mickey Boyer of Newport News and Ray Wittersheim of Chesapeake. Both men run companies that have worked on the refueling and...
  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • BMW is latest luxury automaker to announce Mexico factory

    MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit. But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
  • Average price of gas at month's end highest in six years in Hampton Roads

    Average price of gas at month's end highest in six years in Hampton Roads
    AAA Tidewater officials report that gas prices in the state rose for 11 consecutive days in June, pushing the average cost of a gallon of regular gas to $3.49 by month's end, and $3.57 per gallon in Hampton Roads. Spokeswoman Georjeane Blumling said the...
  • GM Switch Complaints Began In '90s, Long Before Cobalt

    By PAUL LIENERT DETROIT — General Motors car owners have been complaining to dealers about defective ignition switches since 1997, years before the automaker launched the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars with faulty switches linked to at least...
  • Fourth Of July is a terrible day to be on the road

     
    Filed under: Safety Planning a road trip over the Independence Day weekend? After reading this, you may want to just stay home. Experts say drivers will endure heavy traffic, high gas prices and high numbers of traffic fatalities on the nation's...
  • Worker killed in GM plant explosion, four others injured

     
    Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, GMA chemical explosion rocked General Motors' Marion, IN stamping factory yesterday afternoon, killing one worker. Four other workers required trips to the hospital, although their injuries are not life-threatening. "We'...
  • Mercedes S-Class Pullman to be built by Brabus?

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Back in the late 1990s, something came over Germany's automakers that made them all want to break into the market for super-luxury sedans. BMW bought Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen took over Bentley, but Daimler opted...
  • Highway construction industry takes online approach to look for new hires

    After years in the doldrums, Pennsylvania's highway construction industry is rebounding to the point where at least one trade organization is recruiting prospective workers with online "virtual apprenticeships." The Constructors Association of Western...