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  • AL QAEDA SUPPORTER PLEADS GUILTY... ["Khalid Ouazzani, 32, of Kansas City"]

    05/19/2010 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Al Qaeda Supporter Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terrorist Organization Kansas City Man Also Admits to Bank Fraud, Overseas Money Laundering KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization al Qaeda. He also pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. “National security is the highest priority of the Department of Justice,” Phillips said. “I applaud the diligent work of our...
  • Auto Parts Family Schaeffler Worked With Nazis

    02/26/2009 11:20:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 358+ views
    The Local ^ | 2/26/09
    The German industrialist family Schaeffler, creator of the eponymous auto parts group, collaborated with the World War II Nazi regime in Poland, according to a report in Cicero magazine. The company initially specialised in textiles but converted to work in the arms industry and employed forced workers which included French, Poles, and Russians, historian Gregor Schöllgen wrote in the magazine's latest edition published on Thursday. Schoellgen, who is based at the university in Erlangen, southern Germany, was mandated by heirs to the group's founders, including the current boss Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler, to explore the family's archives, a company spokesman told AFP....
  • 'Buy American' No Longer Black And White In Auto Industry

    12/14/2007 9:53:02 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 114 replies · 247+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 12/14/2007 | Peter Krouse and Robert Schoenberger
    'Buy American' No Longer Black And White In Auto Industry By PETER KROUSE and ROBERT SCHOENBERGER   Honda may be a Japanese brand, but it makes cars in Ohio, where it employs more than 15,000 workers, including Lori Dennis. She believes her job in Marysville is as American as those who work for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. (Photo by Thomas Ondrey)     Buy American doesn't mean what it once did. Not in the auto industry.Honda's best sellers come from plants in Ohio while Ford imports cars from Mexico. Toyota opened a plant in Texas this year while Chrysler...
  • Under the Hood Special Report: Counterfeit parts, legitimate woes

    10/30/2007 12:05:22 PM PDT · by bkepley · 4 replies · 45+ views
    techonline ^ | August 06, 2007 | Gregory A. Quirk
    The first part we expected to receive was the Toshiba 56-nm 16-Gbit multilevel-cell NAND flash...To our dismay, the die markings were not Toshiba's, but Samsung's. After comparing the die markings (K9G4G08U0A) in our database, we were able to match the markings to the Samsung 4-Gbit 65-nm MLC NAND flash... If we had ordered the part in question for system design purposes, our system would have failed, since the device was only a 4-Gbit model and not the 16-Gbit version we had ordered and expected.
  • India to Double Exports

    06/16/2006 2:49:56 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 207+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 16, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    $100 billion in annual exports is India's new target. Add to that 25 million new jobs within the next 4 years. These are India's new economic goals. India expects its low-cost labor force and expertise in engineering to continue to draw investment into the country's manufacturing sector. India, of course, is known as a services hub. She would like to add to that growth in: 1. Engineering 2. Textiles 3. Drugs (legal) & 4. Auto Parts In any event, India will grow and grow and grow... Do you have plans for business with India? Why or why not?
  • Majority of parts suppliers prefer not to work with GM

    05/31/2005 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 57 replies · 1,288+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -AP ^ | May 30, 2005 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    Detroit - Auto-parts suppliers' trust in General Motors Corp. is at its lowest level in 15 years, according to a survey by a Michigan consulting firm. Eighty-five percent of the suppliers questioned who work with GM reported a poor working relationship and just 3% said they have a good or very good relationship. Fifty-three percent of suppliers said they prefer not to work with the world's largest automaker, saying the company has little regard for suppliers' financial stability. Planning Perspectives Inc. questioned 259 suppliers in March and April about whether automakers help or hinder them, how well they communicate and...
  • Auto systems supplier to build factory in Ennis

    08/03/2004 4:34:36 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 2 replies · 272+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/02/04 | TERRY BOX
    Koyo Steering Systems, a longtime supplier to Toyota Motor Co., will build a $30 million plant in Ennis partly to serve Toyota's new pickup plant in San Antonio, officials said Monday. The factory should be completed by next October and will initially employ 200 people – virtually all of them new hires, the company said. (snip) In the last four years, industries have invested more than $340 million in facilities in Ennis, creating more than 1,200 jobs, Mr. Howerton said. And Ennis is looking for more major auto suppliers, he said.
  • U.S. auto parts makers see more jobs moving abroad

    02/17/2004 8:55:12 PM PST · by Revel · 6 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters via forbes ^ | 02.17.04 | By Susan Kelly
    U.S. auto parts makers see more jobs moving abroad Reuters, 02.17.04, 11:33 AM ET By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. auto parts manufacturers, under pressure from automakers to match the lowest prices of global rivals, expect to reduce domestic production in the next several years as they open more factories abroad. Suppliers are following their customers to emerging markets not just because of cheaper labor, but also because of rapidly growing consumer demand for automobiles in these markets. U.S. parts makers see no letup in the shift of manufacturing capacity and jobs away from the United States, according to...
  • Flood of auto parts to come from China

    02/12/2004 8:30:04 PM PST · by RickofEssex · 6 replies · 202+ views
    http://www.freep.com/ ^ | February 12, 2004 | JEFFREY MCCRACKEN
    <p>Surge in imports by GM, others is seen as a threat to jobs in U.S.</p> <p>During the next few years, auto imports from China -- for parts like radios, CD players or DVDs -- are expected to explode. So, too, is the number of workers employed in China by Detroit's automakers and suppliers.</p>
  • Midwest loses hold on auto parts Increasingly, firms move factories south, following automakers

    12/04/2003 7:00:58 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 4 replies · 133+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | December 2, 2003 | Ted Evanoff
    <p>Detroit already has lost dominance of the car market and its share of the all-important light truck business is slipping. Now, the Midwest may lose its traditional role as the center of the auto parts industry.</p> <p>"The balance of the auto industry is shifting South," said Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago economist Thomas Klier.</p>
  • ArvinMeritor considers cutting 800 jobs at Franklin plant

    09/20/2003 11:07:07 AM PDT · by Brian S · 5 replies · 146+ views
    FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Auto parts maker ArvinMeritor Inc. has made a preliminary decision to close its exhaust systems plant in Franklin, a move that could eliminate more than 800 jobs, the Daily Journal reported. In a story for its Saturday editions, the newspaper quoted ArvinMeritor spokeswoman Colleen Hanley as saying the company would notify an employee union of its final decision by Wednesday. Harry Alfrey, of the Great Lakes Regional Industrial Council, a business agent for the union, said, ‘‘The choice is between keeping it open and closing it, and that decision will be made the 24th.’’ ArvinMeritor, a...
  • Export orders flood auto OEMs

    07/30/2003 3:01:41 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 264+ views
    The Economic Times of India ^ | THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003 | V BALASUBRAMANIAN
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. CHENNAI: If Detroit is motown to the world, India could well be the source point for the nuts and bolts that set the hot wheels into motion. With outsourcing orders pouring in from Europe and America, the $1-billion auto components export target could well be advanced. Indian engineering and auto components never had it so good with a bull run both in domestic and export markets. The estimated export earnings for 2002-03 stands at $800 million against $578 million in 2001-02. The auto outsourcing boom could well match the vigorous IT-based...
  • Automakers outsourcing more parts work to India

    07/04/2003 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 32 replies · 310+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Friday, July 4, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. The scramble by the recession-wounded global automotive industry to find a source for low-cost, high-quality components has been a big boon to India's auto-parts makers. Among the recent rash of announcements was one by the Delphi Corp., the world's largest automotive parts maker, saying it would have $140 million worth of auto parts made by Indian concerns and that such orders were expected to exceed $250 million a year by 2007. The Ford Motor Co. said it expected to get more than $100 million worth of components from Indian parts makers...
  • Carmakers Around World Are Turning to India for Parts

    06/21/2003 6:18:57 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 15 replies · 257+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2003 | SARITHA RAI
    ANGALORE, India, June 19 — The scramble by the recession-wounded global automotive industry to find a source for low-cost, high-quality components has been a big boon to India's auto parts makers.Among the rash of announcements just this month was one by the Delphi Corporation, the world's largest automotive parts maker, saying that it would have $140 million worth of auto parts — forged engine parts, intricate plastic moldings and other products — made by Indian concerns, and that such orders were expected to exceed $250 million a year by 2007. The Ford Motor Company said that it expected to get...