Toyota Factory Catches Fire, Prius Production Suspended Temporarily

Toyota Factory Catches Fire, Prius Production Suspended Temporarily
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A fire at a Toyota assembly plant in Japan temporarily halted production at a facility that assembles the Prius, Camry and Scion tC. The fire broke out around 10 A.M. but was put out by now. Toyota reports that no production equipment was damaged, but the fire did affect the factory’s ceiling. An investigation is being… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Plant Workers Arrested For Suspected Drug Use At Work

Chrysler Plant Workers Arrested For Suspected Drug Use At Work
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Mere months after workers at Chrysler’s Jefferson North factory were caught drinking and smoking marijuana on their lunch breaks, three employees were arrested by law enforcement agencies after Chrysler tipped off police regarding workers who continued to abuse substances while on the job. The workers were arrested on January 24th, but have yet to be… Continue Reading...

General Motors Offering Tours Of All 54 Plants

General Motors Offering Tours Of All 54 Plants
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Want to see automotive line workers, drinking, smoking and slacking off? Unfortunately, you have to go to Chrysler for that. GM, on the other hand, will be offering tours of all 54 plants throughout 2011 in a pretty cool but transparent PR move designed to shore up public opinion after the company launched its IPO… Continue Reading...

GM To Sells Off Old Assets, Including A Church, Golf Course

GM To Sells Off Old Assets, Including A Church, Golf Course
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General Motors auctioned off assets from the “old GM” that existed before the company’s bankruptcy filings in 2009. The sale, which lasted for more than 10 hours and was broadcast online, was largely composed of heavy machinery and plant equipment. The assets come from GM’s Livonia plant, which built the Northstar V8 engine for high-end… Continue Reading...