Location vs. Sense
- Kojaian wins Alcoa auto hub. Smith, Jennette // Crain's Detroit Business;11/17/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 46, p3
Farmington Hills, Michigan is set to become an automotive hub for aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. Alcoa has leased 86,000 square feet from developer Kojaian Cos. to house a 300-employee Alcoa Automotive Center at the Farmington Hills Corporate Campus at I-696 and Halsted. The company plans to move...
- Agglomeration in the U.S. auto supplier industry. Klier, Thomas H. // Economic Perspectives;1999 1st Quarter, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p18
Examines the spatial structure of the auto supplier industry in the United States and how firms in different locations interact. Concentration of plants in five auto corridor states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee; Statistics on ownership and locational distribution of auto...
- The Toyota Decision. Thompson, James R. // Economic Development Review;Fall89, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p21
Details the decision of automotive firm Toyota Motor Corp. in the selection of plant location in Kentucky. Chronology of Kentucky's efforts to attract Toyota; Nature of Kentucky's incentive program to attract Toyota.
- Comau-Pico to build HQ in Plymouth Township. Fluker, Anjali // Crain's Detroit Business;1/2/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1
This article reports that automotive supplier Comau Pico plans to build a 1.2 million-square-foot world headquarters in Plymouth Township, Michigan, combining employees from several properties into a single campus. The $70 million to $80 million development--expected to create about 120 new...
- SKF Elgin, Ill., factory losing seal production. // Rubber & Plastics News;12/1/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p3
The article reports that Goteborg, Sweden-based seals and bearings manufacturer SKF AB will transfer automotive sealing production from its Elgin, Illinois facility to other plants in Mexico and the U.S. during the next 12 months. According to the company, the consolidation is necessary for SKF...
- Aurora Opens Parts Distribution Center. // Fleet Equipment;Apr2005, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p64
Reports that Aurora Parts & Accessories LLC has moved into its new parts distribution center in Lebanon, Indiana. Physical description of the new facility; Services offered by the company.
- WHAT MAKES AN IMPORT AN IMPORT? IT'S NOT SO CLEAR. SCHULTZ, E.J.; KLAASSEN, ABBEY // Advertising Age;11/14/2011, Vol. 82 Issue 41, p29
The article considers industrial location by the automobile industry, focusing on automobile companies based in foreign countries which have located factories in the U.S. such as Toyota, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.
- Economic Structure and Context: Key Sectors. // Thailand Country Monitor;Nov2011, p18
The article focuses on the key sectors in Thailand. It states that the automobile industry remains in the watch list since the country has the potential to be the center for Southeast Asia due to its infrastructure and location. It says that the top-earning spot of Thailand in the Asia-Pacific...
- Case Study: Automation Strategies at Volkaswagen. Gorlach, I. A.; Wessel, O. // World Congress on Engineering 2007 (Volume 2);2007, Vol. 2, p1062
Manufacturers have continually increased the level of automation of production systems in order to be competitive. However, there is a new trend to decrease the level of automation, especially in final car assembly, for the reasons of flexibility and economy. With the increasingly competitive...