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  • American Auto Industry

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    Four main challenges facing the United States [American] auto industry are; competing globally, staying on top of technological innovations, controlling environmental waste products and emissions, and building and maintaining consumer confidence. All of these challenges require control over one’s own business to maintain agility, and flexibility. A business’ agility and flexibility can only be qualified in terms of the decisions makers that are involved in guiding the company’s missions, goals, and

  • American Auto Industry

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    The automotive sector is a major industry in America. The invention of the automobile in the late 1800’s revolutionized transportation. It wasn’t till Henry Ford in 1903 with his Ford Motor company, was the automobile made available to everyday Americans. Ford’s invention of the assembly line brought the automobile sector into a large industry in America’s economy. According to Veronica Franco of Market Research stated that in 2010 the auto industry had a global value of $728.3 billion. He projects

  • The American Automotive Industry

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    The American automotive industry has led the American economy for many years. This industry has shaped our development, and influenced American culture and social mores. Now, ensnared by globalization and other dominant factors, it faces a difficult reality. The American automotive industry significantly impacted the lives of Americans. Detroit’s “Big Three” had the most significant roles in this. Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors were American symbols. They are credited for a significant percentage

  • The Automobile Industry: The Development Of The American Auto Industry

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    The development of the American Auto Industry took place over many, many years, starting with Mr. Henry Ford building the first car in 1896. The industry has evolved, to what it is today and represents approximately 10% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the Bureau of Labour and Statistics, ‘the automotive industry includes industries associated with the production, wholesaling, retailing & maintenance of motor vehicles’. These industries are industries that have a tremendous

  • Environmental Challenges Facing the American Auto Industry

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    The American auto industry began in the late 1880’s, evolving from the horse powered wagon, steam powered cars, gasoline powered then to the hybrids and hydrogen fuel celled technology today. Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company were the first to mass produce cars. American automobile manufacturers dominated as the largest volume producers in the world until the 1980’s when the Japanese became the largest producers. The Chinese with 14.8 percent have become the number one volume producer in the

  • A Very Brief History of the American Automotive Industry

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    skilled blacksmiths, and were very expensive. There were only about 4,000 cars produced from the 1890’s to mid 1900’s (Bellis). In the 1920’s the United States economy was booming, and a famous man by the man of Henry Ford came along and had an industry changing idea. He set up the first production line style for producing automobiles. Each assembly line worker had one or two specific tasks to complete on the cars that came through. The process began with a skeleton on the car, and as it went down

  • The American Airline Industry

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    The American Airline Industry The Airline Industry is a highly competitive industry with companies operating in domestic and/or international markets. Many airlines are stilled owned by their respective countries and have treaties between countries to allow airlines to land there. The industry has been taking a relatively shaky course as costs are rising and profits have been decreasing. This was further intensified with the recent terrorist attacks on US soil, which lead to higher costs

  • American History: The Development of the Ironwork Industry in Alabama

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    understanding of specific issues in American history. For example, key events or battles such as _____, or common trends that aid in the understanding of how society operated at that point in history. However, many American history textbooks avoid the topic of widespread manufacturing industries in the south, and their simultaneous development with the much more powerful agricultural industry. Set in the Deep South, the state of Alabama cultured an ever growing ironworks industry that manufactured items spanning

  • Black Women in an American Industry

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    When it comes to being a women in many workplace industries, whether it's entertainment or modern day work, you can easily be put in a box of stereotypes of what a woman should be. However, pounder the thought of facing discrimination against your race along while being in that box. Black women everyday, everywhere experience added convertations on to the ones that already come with being a woman in this society. The constant unnecessary conflicts black women face daily only makes them stronger as

  • Minstrelsy in the American Film Industry

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    The minstrel show is considered by many as the first American form of musical theatre (Bordman, 2010). However, the tradition of minstrelsy, in various forms, dates back to well before Thomas Dartmouth Rice first jumped Jim Crow. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, it was common for actors to darken their faces for dramatic effect, as illustrated by Shakespeare’s Othello (Strausbaugh, 2010). It could be said that minstrelsy continues to be alive and well today, in the form of reality television