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Car Craftsman

In his work as senior creative designer at General Motors Industrial Design, Christopher J. Webb draws on a childhood fascination for the engineering and elegance of automobiles.

By |2019-10-16T16:52:18-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Inside China Automotive Conference Nov. 19

According to export.gov, China continues to "be the world’s largest vehicle market with the Chinese government expecting that automobile output will reach 30 million units by 2020 and 35 million by 2025." With that kind of projected growth, it's imperative that those involved in Michigan's automotive industry understand how that will impact not only China's industry but U.S. production.

By |2019-10-16T16:49:28-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Haunting at the Hackett Auto Museum

It's undeniable that Michigan's main claim to fame is its century-old automotive industry. And with a variety of car models once produced across many of the state's cities, each holds its own unique car history. [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:43:25-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

SheHive Workplace Building Workshop

Creating a cooperative workplace is often a simple task but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, even well-meaning co-workers can get on each others' nerves — especially when in a manager-subordinate position. Ferndale's SheHive is an organization that works to connect women of all professions and is hosting a workshop series titled Like a Boss: Building Workplaces that Don't Suck from October to December on the first and third Thursday of each month. The event will focus on female managers in often male-dominated fields like the automotive industry and IT.

By |2019-10-16T16:42:26-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

20th Anniversary Global Automotive Summit

For the past 20 years the PUSH/CEF Automotive Summit has discussed diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for people of color. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 1, this year's theme is "Expanding the African-American Opportunity Pipeline."

By |2019-10-16T16:41:26-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Ford Employee Talks Transitioning in the Workplace

Lynn Keiser’s transition from male to female in her job at Ford Motor Company could’ve been a nightmare. After grappling with gender confusion and its toll on her mental health for close to two decades, she was unsure what life as a trans woman in the professional workplace would resemble.

By |2018-10-18T10:28:12-04:00October 17th, 2018|Automotive, Guides|

UM Dearborn Lecturer Earns Support from Ford Fund

Dr. Truman Hudson is a lecturer of multiculturalism at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. Hudson, who won the 2018 Ford Fund Community Corps award, is currently conducting a class, EDA 515 – Communities and Schools: Building and Sustaining Partnerships, that will require students to work with LGBT Detroit and Ford GLOBE to co-design a leadership development supplementary educational curriculum. The effort is called the Blank Canvas Project.

By |2018-10-18T10:24:54-04:00October 17th, 2018|Automotive, Guides|

Your Lamborghini, Or Mine?

It wasn't too long ago that the right-wing American Family Association -- known for getting its membership to boycott groups, organizations and products -- targeted Ford Motor Company for running 2005 Land Rover and Jaguar [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00October 15th, 2015|Automotive, Guides|

Cars & Camaraderie

By Emell Derra Adolphus Lambda Car Club member Troy Congdon comes from a family of General Motors workers. He joined the Car Club in 2009 and owns a 1967 classic Buick. The car, he says, [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00October 15th, 2015|Automotive, Guides|

Insider Scoop Into Ford GLOBE

Ford Motor Company GLOBE board chairman Bill Peters and former chairman Greg Stone. Peters joined Ford Motor Company two and a half years ago and works as a senior IT project manager in the application [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00October 15th, 2015|Automotive, Guides|

A Driving Force

By Christopher Treacy Travis Parman predicted the future. As the current director of Corporate Communications at Nissan, Parman oversees all sorts of relationships within the automotive industry. But it wasn't that long ago that he [...]

By |2014-10-16T09:00:00-04:00October 16th, 2014|Automotive, Guides|

Adam Bernard: The Car Guy

BTL photo: Andrew Potter When considering character in these socially progressive times, it'd be impolite to "judge a book by its cover." According to auto aficionado Adam Bernard - associate director of competitor intelligence [...]

By |2013-10-17T09:00:00-04:00October 17th, 2013|Automotive, Guides|

Lambda: Cars & Camaraderie

By Emell Derra Adolphus The Lambda Car Club meets at Westpoint BBQ in Dearborn. Photo: Emell Derra Adolphus Lambda Car Club Detroit president Adam Bernard discovered his love of automobiles at an early age [...]

By |2013-10-17T09:00:00-04:00October 17th, 2013|Automotive, Guides|

Baby, I Can Drive Your Car

By Dana Rudolph Mombian "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" goes the old ad jingle. I therefore felt rather all-American on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to test drive the Chevy Volt [...]

By |2013-10-17T09:00:00-04:00October 17th, 2013|Automotive, Guides|

Hi, Tech :)

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Technology moves fast. Car tech is moving even faster. From Bluetooth and voice commands to 17-inch touchscreens, increasingly complex in-dash "infotainment" systems are redefining what it means to be behind the [...]

By |2012-10-18T09:00:00-04:00October 18th, 2012|Automotive, Guides|

Pretty In Pink

Because your car isn't gay enough, GM has released their 2013 Chevrolet Spark mini car in a color that's sure to get you noticed as you drive away from the gay bar: Techno Pink. "Pink [...]

By |2012-10-18T09:00:00-04:00October 18th, 2012|Automotive, Guides|

Gay-Friendly Automakers

Research among LGBT consumers shows that the majority of us want to spend our money with companies that have progressive policies toward their LGBT employees. The only problem is, that information hasn't been easy to [...]

By |2012-10-18T09:00:00-04:00October 18th, 2012|Automotive, Guides|