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AAPC Updates

Chrysler Group 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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Apr 29 2014
Chrysler Media Group
  • Adds 15,000 square feet of interactive training for manufacturing employees
  • More than 9,000 participants trained since grand opening in 2012
  • Now teaching 45 different hands-on classes; originally started with four classes

April 28, 2014 , Warren, Mich. - After officially opening more than two years ago, the final touches on a significant expansion in both square-footage and educational programming at Chrysler Group’s World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Academy were completed early this year.

Filed Under: Job Creation
Apr 28 2014
Written by David Shepardson | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Thursday it is donating 16 Chevrolet Camaro cars for the third round of the U.S. Energy Department’s EcoCAR 3 competition, aimed at helping find the next generation of auto industry engineers.

The four-year project will include thousands of students at 16 universities, including Wayne State University in Detroit, Arizona State University, California State University, Colorado State University, Mississippi State University, Penn State and University of Waterloo in Ontario.?

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 28 2014
Written by Richard Truett | Posted on Automotive News

The humble rivet.

That's what Demos Hoursoglou, Jaguar Land Rover's body-in-white manufacturing manager here, puts near the top of his list of worries about assembling the aluminum body of the Range Rover.

The 2014 Range Rover body uses 17 types of rivets, 3,722 per vehicle. If one jams in a gun or is inserted incorrectly, production stops.

Before a rivet reaches the production line, it is inspected at least twice, sorted and X-rayed. Each shipment of bar-coded rivets must be matched to the exact guns that will shoot them into the aluminum body parts.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 28 2014
Daily Journal Online

Cale Schremp, 4, of Perryville, has Alopecia Universalis. It is an auto-immune skin disorder resulting in the loss of hair on his body.

In an effort to raise awareness, a 2014 Cale Trail -- a Jeep/4x4 ride to raise awareness for Alopecia -- is being held to provide funding to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

The event is May 17 and is also the official “Go Topless Day” for all Jeep enthusiasts. The ride will be approximately 60 miles throughout Perry County starting and ending at the Barrens Winery in Perryville.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 25 2014
GM News

You probably won’t recall the number of the road trips when one of your passengers didn’t get car sick while watching the rear DVD entertainment system, like the one in the Buick Enclave. Some credit for that goes to General Motors’ Human Factors group for properly placing the screen outside “the puke zone.”

As part of an effort to continually improve the way customers interact with vehicles, the Human Factors group conducts about 100 studies globally each year, including some with younger subjects who come to check out Mom and Dad’s workplace.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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