Columbia Daily Herald

Maury County's largest employers prepare for new COVID-19 regulations

Maury County's largest businesses remain in a holding pattern awaiting guidance following President Joe Biden's Sept. 9 announcement, imposing new federal mandates on private employers. The new "emergency temporary standard" to be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to require businesses with 100 or more employees...
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Deere UAW members pass strike authoritization

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - UAW local 74 members along with other union workers at Deere plants have approved strike authorization. The move doesn’t necessarily mean the workers will strike but authorizes members to do if so talks break down. The union is currently in contract negotiations with Deere & Company....
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Ford Adding 450 Jobs To Meet Demand For New Electric Truck

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet the demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150 pickup truck, Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president of the Americas, said during a news event Thursday.
Delaware County Daily Times

County files exceptions to state labor ruling

Delaware County has filed exceptions to a proposed Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board order that would nix a new Public Defender’s Office policy restricting outside work for its attorneys and setting higher salaries. The filing argues that Hearing Examiner Jack E. Marino reached a finding of fact that “most” public defenders...

Ford to double production of its first electric pickup truck

Washington, Sep 16 (EFE) .- Ford announced this Thursday that it will increase the production of its first electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, given the high number of reservations received, for which it will invest an additional 250 million dollars in various facilities from the United States and will create 450 new jobs.

Thursday marks the 2-year anniversary of UAW/GM strike

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) -”We took on a corporation that was making record profits,” said UAW region D1 Director, Steve Dawes. It officially started at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 15 2019, the first auto strike in more than a decade. That’s when nearly 50,000 union workers at GM plants all across the...

Gary “GL” L. Lyons

Gary L. “GL” Lyons, 71, of Springville, passed away on September 16, 2021, at 2:05 p.m. at IU Health in Bedford. Born November 17, 1949, the son of John E. and Jane E. (Burkhart) Lyons. He married Nancy Jane (Janie) Hawkins on June 1, 1974, and she survives. He retired...
Washington Post

Corruption threatens the Detroit comeback story

Name the nation’s most corrupt cities, and some obvious choices spring to mind, led by Chicago, for sure, and places such as Los Angeles and Miami. That much is confirmed by a University of Illinois at Chicago analysis of the Justice Department’s list of public corruption convictions from 1976 to 2019.

Ford Begins Pre-Production of All-Electric F-150 Lightning Truck, Boosts Investment, Adds Jobs in Michigan

•One year after Ford confirmed construction of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich., the first Ford F-150 Lightning pre-production units begin leaving the factory; the all-electric F-150 Lightning goes on sale next spring. •With 150,000 reservations for F-150 Lightning to date, Ford is investing an additional $250 million...

Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 And CT5 Production Downtime Extended

General Motors has extended production downtime of the Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant until October 4th. Production of the Chevy Camaro, along with the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, was originally set to return on September 27th, however persistent chip allocation problems have now pushed the restart date back to the October 4th. Production of the regular Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 will also return on October 4th, although this was always the restart date set by GM for the two luxury sedans.

Ford Announces 450 New Jobs To Help Build The New F-150 Lightning

Ford has announced that they'll be hiring 450 new employees to help build the brand new all-electric F-150 Lightning!. We're literally witnessing and participating in the great electric car/truck switchover (I just made that up). And it feels like it!. Ford announced plans to invest an additional $250 million to...

F-150 Lightning enters pre production as Ford doubles down on electrified future

At one point, it looked like Tesla would be the first automaker to produce an electric pickup truck. With the futuristic-looking Cybertruck now facing production delays, it was actually start-up EV maker Rivian that quietly pushed its R1T electric truck to market first. However, not to be left out of the news cycle, Ford is hot on Rivian’s heels, announcing that pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks are now being manufactured at the Rouge Electric Vehicle manufacturing facility, which itself was announced just one year ago.

This Just In: Ford announces pre-production of all-electric F-150 Lightning truck, 450 jobs and $250 million investment in Michigan

Ford announced Thursday that its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn is complete, and the first F-150 Lightning pre-production trucks are leaving the factory for real-world testing. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Director of UAW Region 1A Laura Dickerson, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Dan Kildee joined Ford leadership at the electric vehicle facility to make the announcement.