Industry News

From Today’s NADA headlines

Wanna Sell Cars? No, Job Seeker Study Finds

Job seekers are willing to work at dealerships -- but not selling cars. "Any role, other than salesperson, creates a lift in interest" among job hunters asked about working in auto retailing, said Isabelle Helms, vice president of research and market intelligence for Cox Automotive in Atlanta.
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Ford's Michigan Assembly, Flat Rock Plants Face Temporary Shutdowns

Ford Motor Co. is planning temporary shutdowns at five plants this year, including at Michigan Assembly in Wayne and Flat Rock Assembly, where the Mustang is produced. The plans reflect changes in consumer demand for cars and trucks.
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Volvo Now Plans to Invest $1 Billion in Its First U.S. Plant

Swedish auto maker Volvo is doubling its investment in its first U.S. plant to a total of $1 billion, a bet that its nascent comeback in the U.S. market has staying power.
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Chairman's Message

Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz once said, “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you respond.”   While we at ATAE cannot always control what may happen in the states across this nation, we can certainly help in how you - the ATAE - responds.   Jennifer, Jill and a cadre of fine association execs within NADA stand ready and willing to help all ATAEs in responding to the events, trends and situations that impact our lives, and the lives of our dealer members, on a daily basis.   Additionally, both Jennifer and Jill do a yeoman's effort in proactively planning, implementing and conducting the day to day work of ATAE.  We are pleased to have them on our team and thankful to be part of ATAE.

Thanks,
Bob Glaser
2017 ATAE chairman