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Japanese Firm Takes a Stake in Company that Supplies Carbon fiber Panels for the Corvette Stingray

A Japanese company that is the world’s largest maker of carbon fibers has bought 20 percent of the supplier that will be producing two carbon fiber body panels for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The move by Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc., to buy a minority stake in Michigan-based Plasan is a bid to expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.

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2014 C7 Corvette to Receive 8-Speed Transmission From Japanese Supplier Aisin

When the 2014 C7 Corvette becomes available next year, it’s widely believed that buyers of the all-new sports car will have their choice of a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The new 8-speed automatic transmission will be built at GM’s Toledo, Ohio transmissions plant and is expected to be shared by Corvette, select Cadillacs and other models across the GM lineup. However, in a report yesterday at Motor Trend, sources said the new transmissions won’t be ready for another year, so GM has partnered with the Japanese company Aisin to provide the automatics for C7 Corvette’s first year of production.

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CSP Expands Plant and Adds 50 Jobs to Make Body Panels for the 2015 Corvette

The C7 Corvette continues to produce more good economic news every day, it seems.

For example, the company chosen to produce the exterior body panels and structural composite components for the highly anticipated new Corvette announced today it will expand its operations in Huntington, Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015.

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