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Shop Solutions: Andretti Corners Indy Racing with Innovative Tooling

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Andretti Autosport, based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts four IndyCar Series championships, two Indy Lights titles, one Pro Mazda championship, one USF2000 championship and has won the Indianapolis 500 three times—including its victory in 2014. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Tooling Partnership Wins Races with Performance

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Roush Yates Engines (RYE; Mooresville, NC) is a 10-year-old company that was founded by Jack Roush, Robert Yates, and Doug Yates to be the sole factory-supported engine building facility for the Ford FR9. All of the Ford FR9 engines that are used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series are built by Roush Yates Engines. Full Article

Prospects of an Apple Car Create Manufacturing Buzz

Edited by Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Apple Inc. usually does things in a big way. The buzz surrounding the maker of computers and smartphones is it may try automobiles—iCar, anyone?—next. It began Feb. 13 when The Wall Street Journal reported Apple had assigned "several hundred employees" to a project code-named "Titan" to come up with an Apple-branded electric vehicle that resembles a minivan. Full Article

Manufacturing in North America--A First Hand Lesson

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


Since the end of the Great Recession manufacturing in the U S seems to be holding its own. Amid the welcome news, two elements seem to stand out for success - delivering high value products and customers that reside close by. I saw great evidence of this in a casting company making its way in a world replete with worldwide competitive threats and changing technology. Full Article

Ford Adds 1,550 Jobs Due to Demand for All-New F-150

Press Release - Ford Motor Company


As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150, the company today announced it will add 1,550 new jobs across its Kansas City Assembly, Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified and Sterling Axle facilities in the first quarter of 2015. The new jobs will support production and growing customer demand for the recently launched 2015 Ford F-150. Full Article

Ford Americas Chief: Manufacturing Hubs Will Lead to Discoveries

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, aimed to speeding development of advanced manufacturing, is a “positive,” the head of Ford Motor Co.’s Americas unit said today. “I think discoveries will happen,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said at a press conference at the Automotive News World Congress. Full Article

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