Tennessee Automotive News


Miyake brings $13M investment, 40 jobs to Hawkins County (June 7, 2017)

Suppliers turn to matchmaking events (May 14, 2017)

Finnish tire maker to build $360 million Dayton, Tenn. plant, hire 400 workers to produce 4 million tires a year (May 4, 2017) 

GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobs (April 27, 2017)

Three Smyrna auto suppliers for Nissan to add 520 jobs (April 26, 2017)

Plastic Omnium invests $300 million in the United States (March 7, 2017)

GM will lay off 1,100 at GMC Acadia plant after production shift to Tennessee (March 6, 2017)

Auto-Tech is Revving Up: Tennessee's growing auto transformation (March 6, 2017)

Automotive manufacturer DTR Tennessee becomes SRK Tennessee (March 1, 2017)

GM to invest $27 billion in Springhill, TN plant (February 6, 2017)

Tennessee leads nation in small business job growth (February 1, 2017)

Randy Knight works for family at Nissan's Smyrna plant (January 27, 2017)

Car distributor LKQ plans major jobs expansion in Antioch (January 17, 2017)

TAMA Executive Director Ashley Frye featured in Crain's Nashville (December 14, 2016)

State markets Memphis megasite to 40 manufacturers (December 9, 2016)

Pioneering new electric semi trucks to be made in Tennessee (December 8, 2016)

VW to sell Chattanooga-sourced Atlas in Russia (November 21, 2016)

GM to add 650 workers at Spring Hill plant (October 12, 2016)

Tennessee leads the nation in direct foreign investment (October 9, 2016)

Gov. Haslam, Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd tour Denso, Pellissippi State to highlight Tennessee manufacturing (October 5, 2016)

Meet the driving force behind Nissan's North American push (September 23, 2016)

Southern Automotive Conference 2016 (September 9, 2016)

NAACP Murfreesboro recognizes Nissan North America 'Organization of the Year' (August 29, 2016)

Tenneco to open clean air plant in Tennessee (August 26, 2016)

Volkswagen seat supplier announces expansion, 190 new jobs (August 18, 2016)

Fortune 500 manufacturing company to open plant in Spring Hill (August 11, 2016)

ARJ officially becomes Toyota Boshoku Tennessee (August 11, 2016)

Tech Jobs in Southern Cities? Thank the Auto Industry (August 4, 2016) 

A transplant veteran takes up the supplier cause (August 1, 2016)

Auto rebound boosts economy (July 18, 2016)

Korean tire company picks home for Nashville HQ (July 6, 2016) 

Haslam hopes Chattanooga gets VW settlement's $2 billion for zero-emissions technology (June 28, 2016)

In Hindsight, Rearview Mirror Plant Decides US Is Best (June 20, 2016)

Tennessee among top states for economic recruitment in 2016 (June 7, 2106)

Zanini creating 74 jobs in $3.4 million expansion (June 6, 2016)

Ficosa North America Hiring Hundreds for New Tennessee Plant (June 3, 2016)

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Passes Tennessee Senate (May 24, 2016)

GM to invest $790M in Spring Hill plant, create 800 new jobs (April 27, 2016)

200 Hankook Tire corporate jobs boosts Nashville as tire hub (April 13, 2016)

The Hollingsworth Companies Constructs Tier 1 Automotive Facility in Cookeville, TN (April 7, 2016)

Automotive growth prompts SaarGummi expansion (April 2, 2016)

Steel Technologies Plans $18 Million Manufacturing Plant In Smyrna, Tennessee (March 30, 2016)

DTR Tennessee expanding in Claborne County (March 22, 2016)

GM investing $148M, keeping 200 jobs in Middle Tennessee (February 18, 2016)

Uncertainty ahead for state's surging auto sector (February 14, 2016)

"3D printing makes perfect sense" for select OEMs (February 3, 2016)

JTEKT Automotive Tennessee to Expand in Monroe County (February 2, 2016) 

Sen. Mark Green wants Tennessee to lead in auto innovations (January 28, 2016) 

Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. Invests $20 Million To Develop Facility in Fayetteville, Tennessee (January 20, 2016) 

2017 GMC Acadia Will Call Spring Hill Home (January 12, 2016)

UT Announces Plans to Begin Automotive Engineering Concentration (January 11, 2016) 

Tennessee Gains Manufacturing Jobs For A Fourth Straight Year (December 15, 2015) 

UAW says it has been approved for labor vote at VW in Tennessee (November 18, 2015)

Volkswagen reaffirms investments in Chattanooga (October 29, 2015)

SaarGummi Tennessee Expands Manufacturing Plant In Pulaski, Tennessee (October 28, 2015)

New 2016 Nissan Altima Production Begins in Smyrna TN (October 26, 2015)

Morgan Olson opens new manufacturing facility in Loudon County (October 22, 2015)

Tennessee hopeful to lure VW headquarters to state (October 21, 2015)

Eagle auto parts maker to add 127 jobs in East Tennessee (October 1, 2015)

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. To Expand Maryville Operations; Create 500 New Jobs In Blount County (August 25, 2015)

The World's First 3D-Printed Car Is a Blast to Drive (August 7, 2015)

Tennessee Ranks No. 1 in Automotive Manufacturing Strength, Education (July 30, 2015)

At the redline: Why Nissan needs an even higher gear (July 10, 2015)

Auto industry may be Tennessee's biggest exporter (July 10, 2015)

One-on-one with Nissan North America's chairman: What's next for Tennessee? (July 9, 2015)

Auto manufacturers hiring at record pace in Chattanooga (July 8, 2015)

Auto suppliers expanding, adding 400-plus jobs in East Tenn. (July 7, 2015)

Gestamp to expand and move to Volkswagen Chattanooga site (June 23, 2015)

First GM Academy revs up for Maury County students (June 20, 2015)

Tennessee could be a major player in $200B advanced energy economy (June 17, 2015)

Interns work Nissan production floor for first time (June 15, 2015)

Bill Haslam gives $300,000 initiative to support equipment for Chattanooga automotive working learners (June 12, 2015)

50 new jobs to east tn for car replacement glass manufacturing plant (June 11, 2015)

Global auto supplier Ficosa to build $50 million new plant in Cookeville (June 10, 2015)

Student engineers from UT hope to boost sporty, high speed, eco-friendly cars (June 4, 2015)

GM, Nissan supplier bringing more jobs to Antioch (June 3, 2015)

VW study says Tennessee plant expansion could create 10K jobs (May 27, 2015)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Ficosa North America to Build New Facility in Putnam County (May 26, 2015)

Tennessee Announces $1,500-$2,500 Limited-Duration Plug-In Car Rebates (May 23, 2015)

Proper Polymers To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Giles County (May 21, 2015)

Nissan pursues expansion on Mt. Juliet land (May 21, 2015)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Topre America to Expand, Build New Manufacturing Facility in Smyrna (April 29, 2015)

Human faces tell how Nissan transformed TN economy (April 24, 2015)

Editorial: Auto industry continues to rev state's economy (April 24, 2015)

2016 Nissan Maxima launches production in Tennessee (April 22, 2015)

Alexander: Nissan has transformed the Tennessee economy (April 21, 2015)

Nissan in Smyrna and Decherd to produce the NEW Maxima (April 21, 2015)

3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing (April 21, 2015)

Magna Seating unveils Spring Hill facility (April 20 2015)

Tennessee plant expanding to supply VW (April 15, 2015)

Nissan to add 1,000 jobs in Smyrna (March 17, 2015)

Canadian company bringing HQ to Tennessee (March 13, 2015)

Tennessee partners with Oak Ridge National Lab in $2.5M manufacturing program (March 12, 2015)

Murfreesboro Planning gives initial approval to M-TEK HQ plans (Feb. 19, 2015)

ALCOA hiring workers for auto sheet mill (Feb. 19, 2015)

Chattanooga among top cities for growing manufacturing (Feb. 18, 2015)

The return of the 'Made in America' label? (Feb. 18, 2015)

ORNL 3D printed a full-scale Shelby Cobra replica, a highlight of Obama visit (Jan. 10, 2015)

Knoxville celebrates Obama's award of $259M composites research hub to UT-led consortium (Jan. 9, 2015)

Vanderbilt research will help shape the future of American manufacturing (Jan. 9, 2015)

Tennessee named Economic Development "State of the Year" for the second consecutive year (Jan. 5, 2015)

ET Suppliers are Flourishing as Automotive Industry Grows (Knoxville News Sentinel)

TAMA Statement on the VW Expansion Announcement - 7/14/14

TAMA Celebrates Tennessee's #1 Ranking for Auto Manufacturing by Business Facilities Magazine - (TAMA Press Release)

2012 Southern Automotive Conference 

Competition from Mexico on the minds of executives at Southern Automotive Conference in Tenn. (AP)

Alexander among first 3 in Tenn. auto hall of fame (Knoxville News Sentinel Business)

Auto R&D agenda: Attracting research jobs to South stressed at Chattanooga conference (TimesFreePress.com)

Auto recovery speeds ahead as Southern Automotive Conference opens in Chattanooga (TimesFreePress.com)

Corker to address Southern Automotive Conference in Chattanooga (WCRBtv.com)

Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association Names Alexander, LeFauve and Runyon to Hall of Fame (Chattanooga) 

Southern Automotive Conference comes to the Scenic City (WRCBtv.com)

Haslam, Alexander and Corker Showcase South as Driving Force in Automotive Industry (Chattanoogan)

Chattanooga lands major auto conference (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

PRESS RELEASE: TAMA Announces 2012 SAC in Chattanooga, TN: Innovation Forum to Showcase New Research and Technology



Experts laud state efforts to lure auto suppliers (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Green Heroes (Nashville Post) - Bridgestone Americas, Nissan North America, and Tennessee Valley Autority named to inaugural list of the 50 most eco-friendly companies in Middle Tennessee

Tennessee Auto Manufacturers Association names new board members for 2010 (East Tennessee Business Journal)

VW, Nissan Drive Tennessee's Auto Industry Expansion (Tennessee Economic Development Guide)



Hemlock, Volkswagen expected to be regional industry draws

2009 Southern Automotive Conference Media Coverage:

Auto conference kicks off today (The Daily News Journal)

Auto conference kicks off today (Automotive Industry Today)

Auto gathering weighs recovery prospects (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Automakers want U.S. suppliers (The Daily News Journal)

Auto execs warm hands around VW (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

European carmakers court U.S. suppliers (The Tennessean)

VW chief offers details on supplier park (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

VW chief offers details on supplier park (Automotive Industry Today)

South’s Car Industry Can’t Risk Complacency, Expert Says (Nashville Public Radio)

Auto footprint expands (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Revving a revival (Nashville Post)



Tennessee's automotive industry is revved up and firing on all cylinders

Alabama, Tennesse tussle over proposed Volkswagen plant prize



Southeast U.S. automotive research initiative unveiled

Study: Suppliers top employer among U.S. manufacturers

Supply chain management, results of OEM performance study focus of Automotive News Manufacturing Conference, May 16-18



Tenn. auto sector drives $6.6 billion payroll



Auto suppliers more than sum of parts in Tenn.