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Toyota takes the LEED in Texas

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Everything is bigger in Texas. Everything, that is, except Toyota’s environmental footprint. Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has officially achieved LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Jonathan Kraatz, executive director, USGBC Texas Chapter, presented the prized Platinum plaque to Jim Lentz, TMNA ...

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DowDuPont specialty products announces DuPont Zytel and Hytrel capacity expansion

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DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a business segment of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced that it will increase production capacity at its Shenzhen site to meet the strong customer demand for engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets. The DowDuPont Specialty Products Division will invest ...

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Magna sees continued expansion with new engineering center in China

In China, where almost 200 million vehicles share the road with pedestrians, bicycles, electric scooters and more, drivers need good visibility. Magna, already the global market leader in automotive mirrors, will help improve that visibility by opening a new engineering center in Shanghai to bring its latest mirror and vision ...

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GM’s Ohio and Indiana plants to meet electricity needs with wind

All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois ...

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Groupe PSA holds its second Plant of the Future Day

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Groupe PSA hosted its second Plant of the Future Day on 20 September at the Armand Peugeot Forum in Poissy outside Paris. #BoosterDayPSA is an event which brings together 80 partners and key players in technological innovation, from suppliers, integrators, start-ups and laboratories to schools, research institutes and public organisations. ...

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Bridgestone celebrates 50th anniversary of operations in Thailand

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced the 50th anniversary of the Group’s operations in Thailand. The milestone was celebrated with a ceremony held in Bangkok on September 18, 2017. Guests at the ceremony included Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Hirunya Suchinai, Secretary-General of the Thailand Board of ...

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GF Linamar wins major order for lightweight components

GF Linamar, a joint venture between GF Automotive and diversified manufacturing expert Linamar, has been awarded a large order from a US manufacturer to produce lightweight magnesium components. The value of the contract amounts to a total of around 300 million US dollars over a period of five years. The ...

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Nissan licenses energy-efficient engine technology to HELLER

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has licensed its Nissan Machining Roughening Process (“NMRP”), a proprietary technology used in making automotive engines, to world-leading German machine tool manufacturer Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH. By using HELLER machinery that incorporates NMRP, carmakers worldwide will be able to mass-produce engines with highly energy-efficient cylinder bores ...

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