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AAPC Updates

FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.

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Dec 23 2014
Associated Press

Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an economic boost not just in the eastern Missouri town but throughout the region.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that since GM began producing the midsize pickups this fall, about 10 automotive suppliers in Missouri have begun to supply glass, wheels and acoustic and battery components. That is resulting in more jobs and more security for the suppliers.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Dec 23 2014
Ford Media Center

Ford Motor Company will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby GT350 Mustang by auctioning the first production unit of the new-generation car available to the public for charity at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.

All proceeds will benefit JDRF, the country’s leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Live coverage of the auction of the Shelby GT350 will air on Velocity on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Dec 23 2014
Chrysler Media Group

With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC confirmed that it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite transmission. This is the sixth investment made at Kokomo Transmission (KTP) since June 2009, bringing total investment in FCA US Kokomo operations to nearly $1.8 billion.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Dec 22 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co.'s Cadillac brand on Monday revealed the most powerful vehicle in its 112-year history: the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan, available in summer 2015.

The debut of the rear-wheel drive luxury sports sedan — packing 640 horsepower and 630 foot-pounds of torque — comes ahead of press days next month for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Cadillac will show the new generation CTS-V during a press conference there Jan. 13.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Dec 22 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

One person's overtime funds another's turkey dinner under the UAW-Ford Boxes of Love Food Giveaway that will help feed 25,000 families over the holidays.

About $750,000 is being spent to help feed needy families in communities where Ford has facilities. The bulk of the food boxes — 17,000 — are being distributed in the metro Detroit area with a high concentration in Dearborn.