Auto Industry

The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ford To Use Rotating Shifts To Avoid Ohio Layoffs

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.

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.

The auto maker says rotating shifts will mean most Avon Lake workers will get 74 percent to 100 percent of regular fulltime pay.

The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Chinese Auto Industry Looks To The Midwest—But Why? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Asks Giorgio Rizzoni

The view from the old employee entrance to the Moraine GM plant, where Fuyao plans to put a new entrance to the plant.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Last week we learned the former GM Moraine Assembly plant is getting a new tenant: a major Chinese automotive glass manufacturer, Fuyao is planning to redevelop 1.4 million square feet of the huge factory, and bring in 800 jobs.

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Election 2012
7:05 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Portman Objects to the President's Auto Industry Comments

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.

Sen. Rob Portman says President Obama’s comments have been "reckless and irresponsible."  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.

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