IDENTIFYING AUTOMOTIVE CHANGES IN FACILITIES AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT AND ASSESSING COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYMENT IMPACTS

The paper presents a brief overview of the many forces impacting the automotive and related industries, and the resultant implications of these forces on facilities, employment and communities. It focuses on the facility planning and capital investment impacts of the ongoing automotive design changes by the domestic manufacturers and suppliers. The required auto redesign efforts and the associated materials, parts and equipment sourcing patterns have significant implications on plant utilization which directly impacts the employment levels and economic viability of certain communities and regions of the country.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • O'Donnell, J P
    • Byron, G
  • Publication Date: 1981-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-81-3 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM