manufacturing http://wkar.org en Assessing fallout from UAW defeat in Tennessee http://wkar.org/post/assessing-fallout-uaw-defeat-tennessee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, workers at a </span><a href="http://www.vw.com/en.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Volkswagen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted down a proposal to join the </span><a href="http://www.uaw.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">United Auto Workers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> union. The UAW had expected to win that vote, and the rejection is seen as a blow to efforts to expand membership by unionizing plants in the south.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:46 +0000 Current State 49573 at http://wkar.org Assessing fallout from UAW defeat in Tennessee Feds Pledge Help for Post-Automotive Redevelopment http://wkar.org/post/feds-pledge-help-post-automotive-redevelopment <p>Federal officials are watching mid-Michigan’s efforts to revitalize its former General Motors assembly sites. The Obama Administration is poised to offer its help.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:36:19 +0000 Kevin Lavery 21464 at http://wkar.org Feds Pledge Help for Post-Automotive Redevelopment Snyder Says Michigan Should Be North America's Manufacturing Capital http://wkar.org/post/snyder-says-michigan-should-be-north-americas-manufacturing-capital <p>Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan can be the leading center of manufacturing in North America &ndash; if the state makes the right moves.</p><p>The governor delivered an address to 1,500 people attending a business conference on Mackinac Island. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:21:07 +0000 Rick Pluta 18209 at http://wkar.org Snyder Says Michigan Should Be North America's Manufacturing Capital MSU’s Demmer Center to Spread “Lean Manufacturing” Know-How http://wkar.org/post/msu%E2%80%99s-demmer-center-spread-%E2%80%9Clean-manufacturing%E2%80%9D-know-how <p>Michigan manufacturers could strengthen their operations with help from a new Michigan State University initiative.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 14346 at http://wkar.org MSU’s Demmer Center to Spread “Lean Manufacturing” Know-How Eaton Rapids foundry to create up to 200 jobs http://wkar.org/post/eaton-rapids-foundry-create-200-jobs <p><span class="dateline"><span>EATON RAPIDS, MI</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(WKAR)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>Plans are underway to build a new foundry in mid-Michigan that will make components for wind turbines. Business and civic leaders say the plan will create about 200 new jobs for the region.<br /><br />Dowding Industries and Astraeus Wind Energy make wind turbines in Eaton Rapids. The foundry that will be located at the plant will cast the 20-ton hubs that attach to the blades.<br /> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:48:21 +0000 Kevin Lavery 1928 at http://wkar.org Eaton Rapids foundry to create up to 200 jobs