A company called Unifi crushes, melts, and stretches recycled water bottles into a sewable fabric called "Repreve yarn." Ford's been using it in their vehicles since 2012, and they say they'll divert 9 million plastic bottles from landfills now that Repreve is the 2015 F-150's standard seat material.
Today the first work-whistle sounded on the redesigned Kansas City Assembly Plant's truck division. 900 new human and 500 new robot employees will be cranking out even more 2015 Ford F-150s, but their priority isn't another super-lux Platinum rig.
Chrysler has redesigned the Warren Truck Assembly Plant to churn out an additional 5 Ram trucks every hour, which translates to 100 a day or 38,565 per year. Healthy demand has given them the confidence to invest in production.
General Motors reports they've already had "nearly 30,000 orders" from dealers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. To fill the expected continuous demand, they're increasing staff at the Wentzville, Missouri plant again by almost 30%.
I thought John Deere tractors pretty much sold themselves on brand-reputation alone, but obviously their marketing game is on point. This video does a great job making the tractor-assembly process entertaining and suddenly I'm pricing out a new lawn mowing machine.
Of everybody selling pickup trucks in the US, Ford owns promotional videos. Will you remember how many tons of wood they've recycled at Dearborn at the end of this clip? No, but you'll feel all warm and fuzzy inside and just might be ready to throw down for a 2015 F-150.
Bloomberg's Matt Miller just paid a visit to Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant known as "The Rouge" to pick up his new F-150 Raptor and see how the most popular pickup in America comes together. The setup is pretty impressive.
Ever wonder what the hand-assembly of an LS9 — the 638 HP supercharged heart of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 — actually looks like? Well, the guys over at Automobile actually got to lend a hand in bolting one together. So, let's all take a moment to forget all about Nurburgring lap times and dealer mark-ups to sit back and…
Reuters is reporting General Motors will be idling its Hamtramck Assembly plant on Monday as a result of the ongoing strike at American Axle. The Detroit area plant currently builds the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne and joins 30 other plants affected by the parts shortages. Though shuttering plants is never good…