Automotive News for August 2011

Automotive News Archive

GM Eliminates Solvent from Suppliers’ Paint Process

Adhesion alternative is energy efficient and practically emission-free, GM says.

MacDermid Expands California Facility MacDermid Expands California Facility

Globally integrated R&D lab enhances the support of MacDermid's West Coast customer base.

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

Nanophosphate® lithium ion will power future electric vehicles

Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July

Vehicle and automotive parts manufacturing played a big role in July’s performance.

U.S. Automotive Sales Up More Than 6% in July U.S. Automotive Sales Up More Than 6% in July

Despite uncertainty about the economy, the majority of automotive manufacturers enjoyed healthy sales increases last month—some by high double-digits.

PMA Releases August Business Conditions Survey

Metalformers anticipate slower activity over the short term, survey shows.

Enthone Appoints Industry Manager, Automotive

Richard Lynch to handle marketing of Enthone’s wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for automotive related items.

Columbia Chemical Promotes Adam Anderson

Former technical service representative now handles sales.

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds 24,000 Jobs in July U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds 24,000 Jobs in July

Durable goods manufacturing accounted for the vast majority of positions.

PPG to Acquire Colombia-Based Colpisa Coating Company

Deal illustrates PPG’s commitment to grow its presence in Latin America.

Strong Second-Quarter Earnings for Coating Suppliers, Chemical Companies

DuPont, PPG Industries, and Sherwin-Williams benefit from end-user demand, global activity, acquisitions, and price hikes.

PMI Index Falls from 55.3 to 50.9 in July

Drop in key economic indicator confirms slowdown in manufacturing activity.

Siemens Industry Process Instrumentation and Analytics Announces Field Partnership with S&B Plant Services

Marketing agreement designed to facilitate integrated solutions based on Siemens analytical products and services, and S&B’s field construction/maintenance services.

Columbia Chemical Hires Environmental Manager

Andrew Saliga brings years of environmental experience from Tier 2 automotive and medical manufacturers.