Auto Industry http://wyso.org en Ford To Use Rotating Shifts To Avoid Ohio Layoffs http://wyso.org/post/ford-use-rotating-shifts-avoid-ohio-layoffs <p>Ford Motor Company will use rotating shifts - two weeks on, two weeks off - to avoid indefinite layoffs at its assembly plant, located west of Cleveland.</p><p>Ford said Monday that rotating shifts for 1,000 workers at its Avon Lake plant will begin in August and continue until a new product launch in 2015.</p><p>The auto maker says rotating shifts will mean most Avon Lake workers will get 74 percent to 100 percent of regular fulltime pay.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 45164 at http://wyso.org Chinese Auto Industry Looks To The Midwest—But Why? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Asks Giorgio Rizzoni http://wyso.org/post/chinese-auto-industry-looks-midwest-why-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-asks-giorgio-rizzoni <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Last week <a href="http://wyso.org/post/chinese-automotive-glass-company-fuyao-announces-plans-moraine" target="_blank">we learned the former GM Moraine Assembly plant is getting a new tenant</a>: a major Chinese automotive glass manufacturer, Fuyao is planning to redevelop 1.4 million square feet of the huge factory, and <a href="http://wyso.org/post/fuyao-bring-least-800-jobs-miami-vall Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44692 at http://wyso.org Chinese Auto Industry Looks To The Midwest—But Why? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Asks Giorgio Rizzoni Portman Objects to the President's Auto Industry Comments http://wyso.org/post/portman-objects-presidents-auto-industry-comments <p>Ohio's Republican senator says President Barack Obama is distorting Republican Mitt Romney's position on the auto industry bailout, a key issue in the pivotal state.</p><p>Sen. Rob Portman says President Obama’s comments have been "reckless and irresponsible." &nbsp;Portman particularly objected to the president’s speech in Dayton , on Tuesday in which he said there might not still be an American auto industry if Romney had been president.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 24142 at http://wyso.org