AIAG partners with Southeast auto manufacturers

The Automotive Industry Action Group has announced a partnership with manufacturing associations in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, a move designed to give members in those states the “tools and education” needed to compete in the global marketplace.

The partnership's purpose, according to a release from the nonprofit group linked here, is to develop the automotive supply base in the Southern United States.

"Industry forecasts show that automotive production in the South is expected to grow by as much as 85 percent over the next three years, and these associations want to ensure companies in this region have the skills and overall capability to support this growth," said J. Scot Sharland, AIAG’s executive director.

To help further the cause, the Southfield, Mich.-based AIAG is also asking state association members to become members of the AIAG.