DENSO to Build Large Test Facility for Production of Biofuel from Microalgae

DENSO Corporation has announced that it will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea, an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO that is used to help reduce CO2 emissions. The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan and will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale […]

Henniges Automotive Breaks Ground on Fourth Manufacturing Facility in Mexico

Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the global automotive market, recently broke ground on its new manufacturing facility in Gomez Palacio, Mexico. The facility, expected to be operational by 2016, will support six vehicle platforms and is expected to employ up to 1,200 associates onsite, many […]

Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility

Honda today marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.  Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will provide resources to breakthrough technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes […]

Freudenberg-NOK to expand Findlay Facility

The heart of American manufacturing is beating strong in Findlay, Ohio where Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies plans to expand its automotive sealing facility and hire new employees to meet increasing customer requirements for quality components. Freudenberg-NOK’s Findlay plant produces approximately 700 high performance plastic parts for customers including vehicle manufacturers and tier one and two suppliers using […]

Honda Alabama Achieves Breakthrough with New $71.4 Million Automated Engine Assembly Facility

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) recently in celebrating production at its new $71.4 million state-of-the-art automated engine assembly facility, marking a breakthrough for Honda engine production in North America with the development of more highly automated assembly. The new facility will supply V-6 engines for the Honda Odyssey […]

Modine announces conditional plans to close Iowa Facility

Modine Manufacturing Company, a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, has announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington, Iowa.  The decision is dependent upon the conclusion of bargaining with the union at the Washington facility.  The closure would impact approximately 245 full-time employees.  This action reflects Modine’s proactive focus on operating scale […]