(File photo) Lightweighting materials is increasingly being used by manufacturers to increase performance of a variety of vehicles.  (Credit: MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Auto Industry Gets Serious About Lighter Materials

What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

Ford COO Mark Fields sits at a press conference at Ford world headquarters where it was announced that Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally will retire from Ford June 1 and Mark Fields will be named Ford President and Chief Executive Officer.  May 1, 2014 in Dearborn, Michigan.  (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

For New Ford CEO Mark Fields, Aluminum Truck Is Key

The truck, which will be 700 pounds lighter than the current version, could get close to 30 miles per gallon of gas on the highway, far better than its competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2014


Sigma Machine Takes 21,664 Square Feet Of Midlink’s Manufacturing Space

Midlink Business Park welcomes Sigma Machine to the park’s newest manufacturing space at 3358 Center Park Plaza.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

Center for Automotive Research

CAR Creates New Group To Make Lighter — But Still Safe — Cars

The Center for Automotive Research Tuesday announced the launch of the Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2012