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From research labs to dealership lots, the auto sector supports nearly 8 million U.S. jobs. Exports. The auto industry is America’s largest exporter. Over the past six years, automakers and suppliers have exported nearly $600 billion worth of vehicles and parts. They beat the next best performing sector (aerospace) by $74 billion. Last year alone, automakers and suppliers out-exported the aerospace industry by $20 billion. Raw Materials and Parts. The U.S. auto industry is one of the largest consumers of domestic raw materials and parts. Last year, automakers sold nearly 13 million cars in the U.S., and each contained between 8,000 to 12,000 parts, using more than 3,000 pounds of iron, steel, rubber, glass and semiconductors. Approximately 686,000 Americans work at the plants, offices and research labs that produce those parts and materials. American Research & Development. Designing those 8,000 to 12,000 auto parts and helping put them together makes autos among the most engineering-intensive industries in the world. In fact, eight out of the world’s top 25 corporate investors in research and development are automakers. GM and Ford each invest more each year on research and development than Boeing, Amgen and Google – and 80 cents of every dollar they invest in research and development is spent here in the U.S. Thanks largely to this investment, nearly one in 10 engineers and scientists in private sector R&D work for an automaker or supplier.

From research labs to dealership lots, the auto sector supports over 7 million U.S. jobs.

Exports:

The auto industry is America’s largest exporter. Over the past six years, automakers and suppliers have exported over $712 billion worth of vehicles and parts. They beat the next best performing sector (aerospace) by $108 billion. Last year alone, automakers and suppliers out-exported the aerospace industry by $17 billion.

Raw Materials and Parts:

The U.S. auto industry is one of the largest consumers of domestic raw materials and parts. Last year, automakers sold nearly 13 million cars in the U.S., and each contained between 8,000 to 12,000 parts, using more than 3,000 pounds of iron, steel, rubber, glass and semiconductors. Approximately 686,000 Americans work at the plants, offices and research labs that produce those parts and materials.

American Research & Development:

Designing those 8,000 to 12,000 auto parts and helping put them together makes autos among the most engineering-intensive industries in the world. In fact, eight out of the world’s top 25 corporate investors in research and development are automakers. FCA US, Ford and General Motors each invest more each year on research and development than Boeing, Apple and Hewlett-Packard– and 80 cents of every dollar they invest in research and development is spent here in the U.S. Thanks largely to this investment, nearly one in 10 engineers and scientists in private sector R&D work for an automaker or supplier.

Market Share vs. Jobs Share vs. Parts Share


Jun 16 2014

For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
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Jun 05 2014
Written by Joshua Vaughn | Posted on The Sentinel

CARLISLE — To commemorate the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang during this week’s Ford Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle Bakery is rolling out a one-of-a-kind edible automobile.

Made from three sheet cakes and two pounds of buttercream icing, Carlisle Bakery is putting the finishing touches on a 1964 Ford Mustang cake. When completed, the cake will feed up to 150 visitors at the Ford Mustang 50th anniversary celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Red 102.3 stage at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
May 22 2014
Chrysler Media

Ideas from Mopar on spring refreshers for Chrysler Group vehicles include leather seats and seat covers, decal kits, new door guard sills, premium carpet floor mats and a wireless charging system

More than 10,000 Mopar Vehicle Protection Road Hazard Tire and Wheel Protection Plans were purchased in the first quarter of 2014

Mopar also has plenty of cool parts, accessories and technologies to help customers get ready for summer at www.mopar.com

May 19 2014
Written by Karl Henkel | Posted on The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co.’s new aluminum-bodied F-150 isn’t the only addition coming to the Dearborn Truck Plant.

The Rouge factory tour — taken by more than 1 million since it opened a decade ago and viewed as a bucket-list item for Metro Detroiters — will later this year get a revamp alongside the retooled plant floor.

Among the updates: a new multimedia display of the next-generation F-150; renovation of the bridge and walk-around area that overlooks the assembly plant; and updates to the Legacy and Art of Manufacturing theaters to include new special effects.

May 16 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. this week announced a $10 million investment for its Swartz Creek Customer Care and Aftersales building to improve operations, with work expected to be completed by the fall.