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US official: Auto safety agency under review

...They're looking into whether moisture in the air can cause the chemicals to explode with too much force, causing metal parts to fracture.On Wednesday, the safety administration warned the owners of an additional 3.1 million vehicles to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/us-official-auto-safety-ag
Labor strike stalls work at GM

...others as a strike at a Michigan stamping factory began to cause shortages of hoods, fenders, doors and other sheet-metal parts. Negotiations continued at the Flint Metal Center, where the strike by nearly 3,400 workers entered its fourth day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/09/bus_230473.shtml
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GM negotiates to avert strike

...dispute involves GM's Flint Metal Center north of Detroit, a key supplier of fenders, doors, hoods and other sheet metal parts for the No. 1 automaker's full-size light trucks and some cars. The stamping plant and its 3,377 hourly workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/05/bus_230203.shtml
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What Is It?

...to 95 years before 1947 was a dead giveaway because 1852 was the year when the five Studebaker brothers began making metal parts for wagons in South Bend, Ind. Later they produced entire wagons like the ones hauled around by Budweiser's Clydesdales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-04-03/what-it
Japanese, other automakers hit with air bag recall

...inflator mechanisms that don't route gas into the air bags. Instead, the high-pressure gas can launch plastic and metal parts from the air bags into the cars' passenger areas. Takata says no one has been hurt, but there have been six incidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-11/japanese-other-automakers-
Aiken company uses water technology

...inches thick. Aiken's Precision Machine Works is using the technology, known as "waterjet machining," to fabricate metal parts at its Pine Log Road shop. The 47-year-old parts maker is one of only three companies in the nation using the latest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/31/bus_348471.shtml
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Businesses fear Europe's recovery to remain timid

...would have as many as 60 big trucks pulling into the forecourt of Frantz Electrolyse just outside Paris, loaded with metal parts to be heat treated and coated in a protective covering. But demand for auto parts fluctuates with the fortunes of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/15/bus_555799.shtml
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SC worker killed after fall into 600-degree pit

...pulled himself from the vat. He died on the way to the hospital.Fisher Barton's website says the company makes metal parts for automobiles, industry, lawn and garden equipment and other uses.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-04/sc-worker-killed-after-fall-
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Honda unveils improved fuel cell car

...development. But fuel cell cars have had problems running at chilly temperatures because hydrogen fuel freezes. By using metal parts not used in past fuel cell stacks, Honda's new version runs at temperatures as cold as minus-4 degrees Fahrenheit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/11/bus_396141.shtml
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Winter's the time to get organized

...to put tools away right. Wash and clean blades of shovels, hoes, rakes and other outdoor tools and rub oil on the metal parts and wooden handles. Sharpen cutting or digging blades with a file, and your tools will be set for work next spring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/10/liv_277093.shtml
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