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Government, Business, Technology, TCA

GM to Invest $300 Million, Create 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant

GM General Motors headquarters building (Michigan Municipal League)

General Motors Co. will invest $300 million in its Orion Township. Mich., assembly plant, a move that will create 400 jobs in suburban Detroit.

Brandon Champion | MLive.com
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

US Exports Competitive in NAFTA Countries While Losing Ground in China

Trade Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

The prices U.S. producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose this year, relative to the cost of goods imported to the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said March 21. At the same time, prices for American-made goods sold in China and Japan fell.

Erin Douglas | Houston Chronicle
March 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

GM Plans Electric Investment in Michigan Plant

GM Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. will throw a bone to President Donald Trump on March 22 by announcing an investment in its electric-car plant north of Detroit after enduring days of intense criticism for idling an Ohio factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Government, Technology, TCA

Maine to Give $5.1 Million in Subsidies for EV Purchases

Electric Vehicle Chevy Bolt (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Maine will provide a $5.1 million subsidy and add at least 50 public vehicle charging stations to encourage residents and companies to buy all-electric vehicles.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Farmers Push Protection as Trump Seeks USMCA Approval

Farmers (Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg News)

Manatee County, Fla., tomato farmer Gary Reeder says he has seen the county’s tomato industry “basically cut in half” during his lifetime. Reeder says Florida tomato farmers struggle to compete with their counterparts in Mexico.

Zac Anderson | The Sarasota, Fla., Herald Tribune
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Lytx Posts Record Level of Contract Value in 2018, CEO Brandon Nixon Says

Lytx Lytx CEO Brandon Nixon (TT File Photo)

Lytx, the maker of the DriveCam video system for commercial truck fleets, posted a 30% increase in the number of vehicles using its technology in 2018 as more companies adopt in-cab cameras to reduce risk.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Rail Closures Disrupt Livestock Feed Supplies for California Farms

Union Pacific Train TT File Photo

Some farms, dairies and feed companies in the San Joaquin Valley of California are facing shortages of livestock feed supplies after deadly river flooding in the Midwest closed major railroad shipping corridors in recent days.

Tim Sheehan | The Fresno, Calif. Bee
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, TCA

Chattanooga VW Will Source EV Batteries From New Georgia Factory

vw Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., electric vehicle assembly plant will use batteries produced at a $1.67 billion factory in Georgia.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Issue Warning to New England Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Teamsters Teamsters headquarters building in Washington, D.C. (TT File Photo)

The Teamsters warned Stop & Shop that its members would support the supermarket’s union in any labor stoppage as a result of the current impasse in contract negotiations, with nearly 700 warehouse workers and 250 drivers delivering food and other products to Stop & Shop stores in southern New England.

Alexander Soule | The (Stamford, Conn.) Advocate
March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Home Depot Hiring 80,000, Including Overnight Freight Workers

Home Depot John Raoux/Associated Press

If you’re looking for a job this spring, The Home Depot is seeking to hire 80,000 employees at its stores and distribution centers.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
March 19, 2019

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