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2014-05-21 16:21:15

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MLG Automotive Law, APLC filed a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors today for concealing an ignition switch defect that killed 20-year-old Ben Hair. Ben was killed when he lost control of his 2007 Pontiac G5 while traveling down an isolated Virginia road on a Sunday afternoon, hitting a tree at 50 mph. The accident occurred two weeks before his 21st birthday and just 12 days before Christmas....

2014-05-21 12:21:25

DUBLIN, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k23ssw/china_automotive) has announced the addition of the "China Automotive Starter Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Insight's China Automotive Starter Industry Report, 2014-2017, it can be predicted that automotive starter market under the influence of vehicle market will enter a period of sluggish growth over the next...

2014-05-21 12:20:57

BRIGHTON, Mich., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luis Madeleno has joined FORTECH Products as chief operating officer (COO) with responsibility for the company's growing operations in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and the Asia Pacific region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/89969 Madeleno previously served as COO for Sodecia Corporation's Asia-Pacific operations. Based in Brighton, FORTECH is a major provider of corrosion-resistant coatings, metal-forming lubricants...

2014-05-20 16:20:52

GM Recall Reinforces Disturbing Level of Risk for Motorists Behind the Wheel ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "AAA acknowledges the step taken by General Motors (GM) today to recall 2.42 million more U.S. vehicles with safety failures that could put motorists in harm's way. However, today's action also highlights the disturbing number of potential hazards to drivers behind the wheel that have come to light this year. It is distressing to note that GM has so...

2014-05-19 20:20:12

Sustainability report shares progress toward a more enduring industry DETROIT, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facing an automotive industry that is unsustainable in its current form, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle portfolio, rethinking manufacturing and collaborating with unlikely partners to advance the industry. The company is working to transform transportation and describes its efforts in its latest sustainability report. "Our customer focus underscores why...

2014-05-19 12:20:42

Vehicles and Related Goods Continue to Drive Port Operations, Increasing 16 Percent in 2013 WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new federal government data, overall automaker activity at New Jersey ports rose 16 percent in 2013 over the previous year. Light vehicle-related total imports climbed 12 percent, and light vehicle-related total exports rose a whopping 51 percent. All New Jersey port auto-related activity - including vehicles, parts, and...

2014-05-15 20:20:30

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, a Texas lawyer and one of the nation's key players in the pursuit of claims against GM, filed a lawsuit today in Beaumont, Jefferson county Texas against General Motors for damages related to a car crash that caused the deaths of two Texas teenagers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88241 TEENS DROWN IN GM SATURNIn September 2005 Emma Dyer and Anthony Harmon, both 18, were traveling in Emma's 2005 GM...

2014-05-14 23:08:58

The full-day program is the latest in HarrisMartin's Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Conference Series, and takes place the day before a panel of federal judges will hear argument in Chicago on a motion to transfer and consolidate all GM ignition switch-related lawsuits. Haddonfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Continuing Legal Education provider HarrisMartin Publishing will host a one-day national conference later this month focusing on litigation in the wake of the General Motors...

2014-05-14 16:20:46

LIVONIA, Mich., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For its use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), awarded General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 design team with the 2014 Automotive Excellence Award. The team, which successfully incorporated advanced steels to enhance safety and performance, and offer significant low-cost lightweighting benefits, was...

2014-05-13 23:01:32

General Motors and OnStar announced pricing and availability for their new 4G LTE wireless connectivity provided by AT&T, says Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 GM published a press release on May 12 announcing pricing for their new 4G LTE wireless connectivity offering for the next generation of it’s vehicles, powered by AT&T Mobility. Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment. “It is very exciting watching how the wireless industry...


Latest General Motors Reference Libraries

Holden
2014-06-18 08:33:12

Holden is the shortened name for GM Holden LTD located in Australia. It is an automaker that began in 1856 as a manufacturer of saddles and entered into automobile manufacturing in 1908. In 1931 the company became a subsidiary of GM and was named GM Holden LTD. In 1998 the name was changed to Holden LTD and adopted the name Holden in 2005. On December 11, 2013, Holden announced they will cease production at the end of 2017. Holden produces GM vehicles in Australia along with other brand...

General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie, Fang and UZDaewoo. GM does business with 157 different countries and employees...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Geo Tracker
2014-04-13 08:16:40

Geo was a brand of small cars produced by General Motors as a subdivision of Chevrolet from 1989 to 1997. The company was formed by GM to compete in the small import market of the mid 1980s. After the 1997 model year the remaining Geo models were given the Chevrolet name. Fading sales during the 1990s resulted in the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, to be discontinued in 2004. Geo models were manufactured by GM but in partnership with three Japanese automakers. The Prizm...

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