Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.
The 790,000 sq-ft shop will support a $1.6 billion factory on the site of FCA’s former Mack Avenue Engine facility. The complex is expected by the end of 2020 to begin making the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV and a new large SUV model.
FCA announced the new assembly plant project in February as part of a $4.5 billion plan that includes upgrading five other factories in Michigan. The most recent assembly plant in Detroit until now was opened by FCA in 1991.
PPG's Application Development Center has cooked up a number of new recipes for powder coating, from changing color on the fly to cutting drying time. The company hopes the new processes will drop more than over spray to the bottom line.
The new McLaren 720S Spider by MSO: No, we’re not going to talk about the performance of the car that’s powered by a 710-hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.
Mazda North American Designers revealed four concept vehicles at SEMA this week.