Ford Virtual Manufacturing (Jeff Gilbert photo)

VIDEO: Ford Makes Creative Use of Virtual Reality

A process called “virtual manufacturing” allows Ford to design work places that put less stress on assembly line employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2015


Duggan, Snyder Expected To Unveil Details On Auto Manufacturing Expansion In Detroit

The expansion is expected to create hundreds of new jobs and generate millions of dollars in new investment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2015

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Gov. Snyder Puts Renewed Emphasis On Blue-Collar Jobs

In a change of course, the state is going back to its roots and putting renewed emphasis on training welders, machinists, electricians and other blue-collar workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2015

General Motors Make A Powertrain Announcement At Flint Factory

Michigan Officials Expect Benefits From Manufacturing Hub

A new partnership that will research and create lighter and stronger manufacturing materials will be a boost to Michigan’s economy and the auto industry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2015

Ada-based Amway (Photo: Paul Pytlowany/ CBS 62, File)

Southeast Michigan, 11 Other Regions To Get Help In Federal Manufacturing Push

The Obama administration named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.


The Mahindra GenZe (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

India-Based Mahindra To Manufacture ‘GenZe’ Scooter-Like Vehicle In Michigan

An international automotive company has chosen two Michigan facilities as sites for research and development as well as manufacturing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

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German 3D Printer Brings First U.S. Center To Michigan

The center, in Canton, is expected to create 15-20 high-tech manufacturing jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014

Economy Up

Steady, Moderate Growth Ahead, Economist Tells Automation Alley Crowd

Expect steady, if unspectacular, growth in the American economy through 2018, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase economist at an Automation Alley event Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2014

Satirical newspaper the Onion ceased publication in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2009. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File)

Too Soon? ‘The Onion’ Mocks Lack Of Jobs In Detroit

Do you ever worry that you’ll never work in this town again? On the satirical news website “The Onion,” a faux Mayor Dave Bing promises exactly that.

CBS Detroit–11/05/2013

A skilled MHV technician assembling a new vacuum pump.  (PRNewsFoto/Metallurgical High Vacuum)

Open Houses Highlight Jobs In Manufacturing

The message: Manufacturing is not dead. In fact, it’s alive and thriving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2013