Automotive News for April 2010

Automotive News Archive

GM To Invest $890 Million in Manufacturing

GM to allocate funds toward the production of cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Up in March

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed U.S. industrial production edged up 0.1% in March and increased at an annual rate of 7.8% in the first quarter.

Metalformers Expect Steady Conditions for the Short Term

The April member survey from the Precision Metalforming Association, or PMA, showed metalforming companies expect no dramatic ups and downs over the next three months

GM to Expand U.S. Automotive Battery Lab

GM is doubling the size of the largest and most technologically advanced automotive battery lab in the U.S. to expedite the development of electrically driven vehicles for consumers.

March Auto Sales Hit High Double-Digits March Auto Sales Hit High Double-Digits

Most automotive suppliers saw sales increases for the month of March—some as high as 48%

U.S. Economy Adds Jobs in March

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, holding the national unemployment rate held steady at 9.7%.

North American Galvanizing & Coatings, Inc. Agrees to Merge with AZZ, Inc.

The merger agreement provides for a wholly owned subsidiary of AZZ to acquire North American Galvanizing & Coatings in a two-step transaction.

NASF Welcomes New Supplier Members

The National Association for Surface Finishing Adds T&J Industries and Polyfab Plastics & Supply to the fold.