Manufacturing

Johnson Controls to sell auto battery unit in $13.2 billion deal

Johnson Controls said it would sell its power solutions business, which makes car batteries, to a Canadian investment firm in a cash deal valued at $13.2 billion.


GM's bike business is old hat, er, helmet

General Motors' announcement that it plans to market a line of electric bikes marks a return to an industry where the company was once a major player.

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Jeep teaser leaks pickup debut

We know Jeep is building a Wrangler-inspired pickup -- it's just a matter of what it'll be named, what it will look like and when it will show up. Well, the folks at JeepScrambler Forum answered one of those questions -- the when.

Impossible to ignore Evelyn

Evelyn Y. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle," gave new meaning to the word "gadfly." She died Nov. 4 at age 89.

Suppliers fret as security probe lingers

The up-in-the-air status of a U.S. Department of Commerce 232 national security investigation remains a thorn in the side of suppliers, as they brace for potential price pressures throughout the supply chain.

Rivian buys into beauty of brown

Rivian weighed the choices of greenfield, contract manufacturing or a brownfield site. In the end, Mitsubishi's trained work force made the decision easy.

Horizonwatch

In remote northern Nevada, an automotive supply chain hot spot emerges.

Subaru plant evolves from uncertain to robust

Tom Easterday, Subaru of Indiana Automotive's executive vice president, has worked at Subaru Corp.'s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan from its beginning, but after a nearly 30-year career, he'll retire on Dec. 31.

UPDATED: 11/8/2018 5:52 pm ET - adds details
Volvo, citing U.S.-China trade dispute, shuffles production plans

Volvo canceled plans to export S60 sedans from its first U.S. plant to China, just months after starting output. Volvo also will stop importing XC60 SUVs and dramatically reduce shipments of S90 sedans from China to the U.S.


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