Yearly Archives: 2013
  • Inside Nissan's $300 million battery factory

    Not surprisingly, the Japanese company has big hopes for its new high-tech U.S. facility.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Modern auto factories hardly resemble their noisy, dirty, chaotic forebears of the previous century. Nissan Motor Co.'s new lithium-ion battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. goes one step further with an atmosphere reminiscent of a laboratory.

    The $300 million factory, which operates with 100 workers --many clad in white smocks, toiling away amid robotized MORE

    Apr 26, 2013 2:07 PM ET
  • Mourning Boston, from half a world away

    The Boston bombings touched many people in China deeply, revealing, in many ways, the global ties that tragedies often highlight.

    By David Whitford, editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- At 8:02 on Saturday morning, April 20, the earth shook in central China. Yupu Zhao was asleep in his bed in Chengdu, 88 miles from the epicenter in rural Sichuan Province. He still felt it -- he woke up fast -- and once he got MORE

    Apr 23, 2013 1:56 PM ET
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