November Roundup: Machining in the News

 The industry is constantly evolving. This month we cover a partnership between two companies to support Toyota, Autodesk’s newest seminar, the expansion of 3D printing of parts for space projects, and an auto parts assembler is set to create 400 new jobs. Keep on reading for more information.

Lacks Enterprises & Grupo Guerra to Support Toyota

Lacks Enterprises Inc. has announced it has formed GL Automotive, LLC, a joint venture with Grupo Guerra, to supply exterior components to Toyota Motor North America. GL Automotive headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, currently has about 25 employees and is led by Christian Guerra. The company recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 80,000 square-foot facility located within one mile of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. assembly plant. GL Automotive will initially supply exterior components for the 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup and for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia sport utility vehicle. 

To learn more about this joint venture click here.

Amplify Your Advanced Manufacturing with Fusion

Great products are not only designed—they have to be manufactured as well. Autodesk’s manufacturing platform provides a consistent user-friendly environment throughout the manufacturing process–utilizing existing investments and modeling tools that provide significant value. During your training session, you will learn how a design and manufacturing software platform empowers you to make anything.

To learn more about the seminar and to sign up click the link here.

Lockheed Martin Expands 3D Printing of Parts for Upcoming Space Projects

Lockheed Martin is extending its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for upcoming space projects, including NASA’s Artemis program. For one project, being done in alliance with General Motors, Lockheed Martin is developing a new fully autonomous lunar rover that could be used for Artemis. The project pays homage to the original Apollo rover, which GM was also involved in its development.

For all the details on these upcoming projects check out the full article on

Auto Parts Assembler to Create 400 Jobs in Mississippi

An automotive part manufacturer is moving to Baldwyn and will create up to 400 jobs during the course of six years. The global company offers products such as ventilation systems, decorative trim and more. Its customer base includes BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen. The company will begin hiring for the new positions next year.

Click here for more information on the manufacturer and the positions they have available.

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