Automotive News for January 2012

Automotive News Archive

GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas

Facility will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

DENSO and Yazaki Corporations Plead Guilty to Automotive Parts Price Fixing

Auto parts suppliers agree to pay a total of $548 million in criminal fines.

Haviland Products Company Expands Staff; Announces Promotion

Rachel Cheng named Senior Research and Development Chemist; Rob Pawson promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest Regions.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4 Percent in December

Increase caps 10th consecutive quarterly gain.

Coventya Advances International Product Management Program

Developments include enhancement of plating on plastics line.

Ecology Coatings Enters into a License Agreement with BASF Coatings GmbH

Deal enables Ecology Coatings to provide BASF a non-exclusive license for use of four patents involving metal, plastic, and fiberglass coating technologies.

PPG Completes Acquisition of Colpisa

Purchase of Colombian coatings company expands PPG's presence in the region.

METALAST and Dipsol of America Form Distribution Partnership

Dipsol gets aluminum anodizing chemicals and pre- and post-treatment products; METALAST broadens its reach.

U.S.Auto Sales Ramp Up More Than 18% in December U.S.Auto Sales Ramp Up More Than 18% in December

Automotive manufacturers capped off a robust 2011, with the vast majority experiencing double-digit gains in the final month of the year.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 73.9% from 2010

Statistics provide evidence that manufacturing industries are investing in capital metalworking equipment.

American Coatings Association To Publish U.S. Industry Market Analysis

Comprehensive report aims to assist companies in making important tactical and strategic business decisions.

U.S. Unemployment rate dips to 8.5% in December

Job gains occurred in manufacturing sector, transportation and warehousing, retail trade, health care, and mining.

Dörken Launches New Analytics Department

New chemical analysis lab to assist Dörken in ongoing product quality initiatives.

OM Group Acquires Rahu Catalytics

Purchase Bolsters OM Group's Specialty Chemicals Segment

PPG Commercializes AEROCRON Electrocoat Primer for Aerospace Use

Proven process affords quality, application, environmental, and performance benefits, PPG says.

Enthone Expands Marketing Staff

Denise Fucci named Manager of e-Marketing Communications, Enthone