Automotive News for July 2011

Automotive News Archive

Second Quarter GDP Rises 1.3 Percent

Slight increase reflects positive contributions fromexports, nonresidential fixed investment, private inventory investment, and federal government spending.

Short-Term U.S. Manufacturing Outlook

Moderate industry analysts and observers offer counterpoints to more dire economic forecasts.

ThomasNet Releases Industry Market Barometer

Survey shows small- to-medium-size business are investing in equipment, technology, and personnel.

GM Invests $328 Million in Flint Assembly Plant

Investment supports next-generation full-size pickups and creates or retains 150 jobs.

PPG Announces Executive Appointments

Moves impact all of PPG's global businesses and coating operations.

DECC Company Achieves Key 'Green' Milestone

West Michigan custom coater helps in the effort to spare landfill from 500 tons of metal.

U.S. Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in June

Slight rebound in industrial output on the heels of a setback in May.

BASF Launches New Specialty Monomer: HPCA

Latest innovation shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate-based polymers and broadens opportunities for multiple end-use applications.

Baron-Blakeslee Receives Governor’s Award Baron-Blakeslee Receives Governor’s Award

Honor recognizes manufacturer’s status as an international exporter.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 9.2% in June

The addition of 18,000 jobs last month was not enough to move the needle on the unemployment rate.

June PMI Index Hits 55.3%

Key gauge of supply executive confidence bodes well for manufacturing.

U.S. Auto Sales Rev Up in June

Balanced mix of compact cars, mid-size sedans, light trucks, and even luxury vehicles drove sales up 7% last month.