(Ford photo)

Auto Factories Add Production, Skip Summer Shutdowns

Companies are adding production, limiting downtime to meet rising demand.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

A Ford logo is seen on the grill of Ford Freestar minivan. (credit:  Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Ford Cuts Summer Shutdown At 13 Plants

It looks like auto plants will be humming through the summer of 2012, as the major automakers work to build more products to meet increased demand.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2012

Gas Prices At The Pump Going Down

Good news at the pumps across Metro Detroit – gas prices have sloped below $3.10 per gallon, down about six cents in the last week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2011

Defense Dept. Cuts Could Lead To Job Losses In Michigan

The Pentagon is ending a multi-billion-dollar push for a new amphibious vehicle for the Marine Corps. It was anticipated the program would have created hundreds of jobs in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2011

White Powder Sent To "Dancing With The Stars"

ABC says an unknown substance in an envelope delivered to the “Dancing With the Stars” production office at CBS Studios in Los Angeles was later determined to be talcum powder.


GM Unveils New Camaro Convertible

General Motors is unveiling its new Camaro convertible at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Production begins in January with the first cars for sale in February.


Film Studios Moving To TechTown

A movie studio that announced big plans in Allen Park will be relocating in Detroit.


Football Players Needed For Film

Local football players can try out for roles in a movie starring Kurt Russell set to be shot in western Michigan.


Chevy To Boost Volt Production By 50 Percent

General Motors Corp. Friday said that strong public interest in the Chevrolet Volt would lead to a 50 percent increase in Volt production capacity in the United States. GM said it would boost Volt production […]


Michigan Tech Researcher Near DNA Production Advance

Birds do it, bees do it. Even scientists in labs do it. But the scientists can’t hold a candle to the birds and the bees, who can make gobs of primo DNA without even thinking […]