Suddenly, it’s important to the US elections to think about jobs and the auto sector. Of course, many smaller stampers make parts directly and indirectly for the auto industry.
Sen. John McCain on Friday told auto workers to have faith that alternative technology vehicles will re-energize their sagging industry and help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
‘I believe that this new technology – it’s more than an automobile – will create hundreds and thousands of jobs,’ the Republicans’ presumptive presidential nominee said at a town-hall meeting with about 500 General Motors Corp. employees. ‘This breakthrough has every chance of success.’
Mr. McCain toured a facility where the struggling automaker is designing a new battery-powered hybrid vehicle, and spoke to employees while flanked by several models of GM’s emerging fuel-efficient cars and trucks.