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Sentiment among automotive suppliers improved during the first part of 2017 as executives regained some degree of certainty following the results of the presidential election.

Published in Manufacturing

British voters wanted to send a message with the Brexit vote, and it was certainly heard loud and clear by manufacturers in West Michigan. 

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The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) expects North American light vehicle production to grow from approximately 17.5 million units in 2015 to 18 million units in 2016, according to a consensus forecast from its members.

Published in Crystal Ball

As new car sales continue to grow, automakers and their suppliers have shifted into investment mode to meet increasing production schedules, lifting their self-imposed moratorium on increasing capacity in the post-recession era.

Published in Manufacturing

More West Michigan manufacturers in the automotive supply chain could be adding new facilities and equipment over the next few years.

Published in Manufacturing

The focus on low-volume performance and luxury cars at the Detroit auto show could still signal opportunities for auto suppliers in West Michigan as more high-end technology filters down to mainstream models.

Published in Manufacturing

All indications point to West Michigan manufacturers continuing to struggle in the coming year to find qualified talent.

Published in Manufacturing

Since the dawn of the automotive industry more than a century ago, suppliers have come to expect production to have its ups and downs, but generally rise over the long term — much like the stock market. But that period of unbridled growth could come to an end within a generation.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 July 2014 22:00

Reaching for overdrive

A revised IHS Automotive production forecast for 2014 suggests automotive suppliers could see more orders than originally expected.

Published in Manufacturing

Jason Markham says he’s learning many lessons these days about running a long-standing business in a highly competitive industry.

Published in Manufacturing
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