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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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Dec 06 2013
The Sacramento Bee

Chrysler Group LLC has received the inaugural Company of the Year Innovation Award for 2013 from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The newly-created Innovation Award "recognizes a new corporate method, initiative or process to accelerate and positively impact minority supplier development in support of NMSDC's vision, mission and core capabilities – certify, develop, connect and advocate – with particular emphasis on professional services and non-traditional categories."

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Dec 05 2013
Written by Jerry Hirsch | Posted on Los Angeles Times

Ford Motor Co. unveiled the sixth generation of its Mustang on Wednesday night, nearly 50 years after the original debuted at the New York World’s Fair.

The automaker released photos of the 2015 Mustang and planned to show it off in a global reveal at events in Los Angeles; New York; Dearborn, Mich.; Barcelona, Spain; Shanghai; and Sydney, Australia, on Thursday. The new version of the iconic American sports coupe will go on sale late next year.

Dec 05 2013
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will invest $24 million to provide a powerhouse and electrical-generation equipment at two assembly plants to allow for converting landfill gas into electricity.

The Detroit automaker says it will be the first North American automaker to generate its own electricity using landfill gas, a source of renewable energy. The investment is going into GM’s Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township and its Fort Wayne Assembly Plant in Roanoke, Ind. About $13 million will be spent at Orion.

Dec 05 2013
Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Unmistakably a Mustang but undeniably modern, the all-new 50th anniversary model of Ford’s legendary pony car is graced with a low, wide and sinuous body and packed with advanced features.

Not only is it just what millions of Mustang fans have waited for, it will introduce an icon of American automaking to a new audience around the world.
 

Dec 04 2013
Written by Adam Behsudi | Posted on Politico Pro

South Korea’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership is yet another reason why a final trade pact should include strong, enforceable rules prohibiting currency manipulation, say American automakers.

“The Korean government has intervened frequently in the foreign exchange markets to manage the value of the won to gain or retain a competitive advantage,” American Automotive Policy Council President Matt Blunt says in a statement released today.

The AAPC represents the interests of the “big three” — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.

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