Carlex expanding East Tennessee plant

Carlex Glass, the owner of the storied Ford Glass plant in West Nashville, is spending more than $37 million to expand its factory in Vonore, southwest of Knoxville. The project will add about 50 jobs to the workforce of that plant, which is one of four U.S. fabrication sites for Carlex.

Jun 19, 2015 7:23 AM

Automotive supplier to open Antioch facility

TWB says $18M project will create 41 jobs
Jun 3, 2015 10:35 AM

Nissan's growing airbag headache

Nissan executives have expanded their recalls of cars that feature airbags made by supplier Takata. The latest notice covers more than 1.5 million vehicles built last decade, with about a fifth of them in North America. Read about the details (and rival Toyota's similar problems) here.

May 13, 2015 10:08 AM

Nissan supplier to add 100 jobs in Smyrna

Expansion comes in at $53.5M
Apr 29, 2015 11:30 AM

$2B company buys local auto shopping data venture

Carfax brand owner adds analytics tool to its arsenal
Apr 10, 2015 2:04 PM

New CEO, sales EVP for Franklin auto parts maker

Board member takes over top seat
Apr 3, 2015 7:39 AM

Nissan to spend about $160M, create 1,000 jobs in Smyrna

Supplier park facility will span 1.5M square feet, come with $18M incentives package
Mar 17, 2015 3:10 PM

Carlisle Transportation changes name to Carlstar

Cool Springs-based Carlisle Transportation Products, which makes industrial belts, tires and wheels, has changed its name to The Carlstar Group. The company, which is owned by private-equity firm American Industrial Partners, employs 4,000 people at seven manufacturing facilities and 10 distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

Mar 3, 2015 9:47 AM

Bridgestone names two division leaders

Execs new to auto sector will oversee off-road, ag sector growth strategies
Feb 20, 2015 1:36 PM

Tennessee factory employment outpacing country's

Trade publication Manufacturers' News says manufacturing employment in Tennessee rose by almost 4,500, or about 1.1 percent, over the past year. The auto sector is leading the way and the state has comfortably outpaced the nation over the past two years.

Dec 19, 2014 8:15 AM