Tomorrows Cars, Today!

January 20, 2014

It’s back and better than ever! The 2014 North American International Auto Show has returned to Cobo Hall in Detroit and is as usual attracting heaps of attention! With new concepts, exquisite designs, and high power performance, the NAIAS is sure to please. Brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Toyota, and more are showing up with their best of the best.

Ford released their 2015 design of the F-150, which is 700 pounds lighter than their previous model. Chrysler showed up with their new redesigned 200 promoting luxury and technology. Chevy unveiled their 2015 Z06 Corvette, which is said to be the fastest Corvette yet with 625 horsepower. Toyota, not to be left out, is offering a sneak peak at their FT-1 Concept sports car, which is getting quite a few looks.

Jim Beath, President, CEO and Founder of Reliance One, and Chad Toms, Vice President of National Accounts, were invited to attend the Industry Preview on Wednesday, January 15th. They were guests of Camilo Suero, the Executive Director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, and were honored to be given the opportunity to attend.

“Attending the 2014 North American International Autoshow was a great opportunity to see firsthand the resurgence and recovery of the auto industry. All of the automakers had vibrant new concepts and production vehicles,” said Toms. He followed up by saying, “You can easily tell that the key to their success are exciting new products, especially the new muscle cars with improved fuel mileage. Reliance One is honored to serve our OEM and supplier customers every day and the results are evident from what we seen at the show.”

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

What are the odds of a Hole In One?

August 19, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Last Friday, August 16, 2013, Reliance One was a proud ‘Hole In One’ sponsor for the 8th Annual Ford African Ancestry Network (FAAN) Golf Outing at Northville Hills Golf Club. A few R1 employees participated in the outing, while others were on the 17th hole patiently waiting to give away a 2013 Ford Fusion to the person who shot a hole in one! “There were a number of players who came close to winning and the event was for a great cause. We enjoyed networking with the membership of FAAN”, said Chad Toms, Vice President of National Accounts for Reliance One.

About The Ford African Ancestry Network

FAAN is Ford’s first and oldest employee resource group, which was established in 1983 to promote the value of diversity at the company.

Since its inception FAAN has focused its efforts on leadership development, networking and mentoring. To date, this employee resource group has attracted more than 2,500 members in the United States and Europe.

About Reliance One, Inc.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

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Over 400 People Needed for New Jobs

May 22, 2013
Auburn Hills, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Reliance One is looking to hire 400 Test Drivers based on expansion and growth in the Automotive Testing market. Whether you are an automotive enthusiast, retiree or a recent college graduate, this opportunity gives you the chance to experience the latest in automotive technology. “Retirees and recent college graduates are great for the program based on their flexibility of their schedules” says Chad Toms, Vice President of National Accounts for Reliance One. “The program lets our drivers experience in the latest and greatest products before the general public. The work involves driving vehicles as well as performing evaluations.”

The program since its inception in 2010 has generated millions of testing miles being completed. The mileage accrued on the testing vehicles, as well as, the hands on vehicle evaluation inspections have resulted in significant improvements and overall quality of the vehicles being produced. These results have reduced warranty defects, improved reliability, which has resulted in increased sales for the Auto companies. Based on all of these factors, our client has announced significant expansion of the program supporting multiple OEM customers. This opportunity will allow candidates to experience the cutting edge of automobile technology. If people are interested they should send their resume to drivers@reliance-one.com or call 248-393-1030.

About Reliance One, Inc.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-393-1030
drivers@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

It’s Fun to Drive a Brand New Car!

May 13, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reliance One, Inc. is expanding our Test Driving Program that will require the hiring of 400+ Test Drivers for a project that extends into 2014. The Test Drivers will be working at various undisclosed Tier 1 Supplier site, in Southeast Michigan, driving pre/post-production vehicles.

The Reliance One Test Driving Division is looking for employees who have an open availability. There will be both 1st and 2nd shift positions paying $8.25 an hour.
We are looking for candidates that are at least 19 years old, with a valid Drivers’ License and an excellent driving record. To be eligible, candidates must have a great attention to detail. This opportunity will allow candidates to experience the cutting edge of automobile technology. If people are interested they should send their resume to drivers@reliance-one.com or call 248-393-1030.

About Reliance One, Inc.Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-393-1030
drivers@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Chrysler may add third shift at Warren truck plant

Chrysler might add a third shift at its Warren Truck Plant to build the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup.

Reid Bigland, CEO of the Dodge brand and head of U.S. sales, said production of the upgraded Ram 1500 will begin in September.

“We are running the trap lines for a third shift at Warren Truck,” Bigland said today at a Chrysler event at the company’s Chelsea Proving Grounds.

Bigland said it takes about a year to plan for an additional shift at a plant. Before a final decision is made, Bigland said the company needs to be “sure the foreseeable demand is there…I think it is, and we are having discussions with our suppliers.”

Chrysler employs more than 2,300 at the plant, which opened in 1938. Typically, when manufacturers add a third shift at an assembly plant it creates 800 to 1,000 additional jobs.

Chrysler has been growing rapidly since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. The company has reported year-over-year sales increases in the U.S. for last 26 months.

Bigland said Chrysler is on track to report its 27th consecutive month of sales increases in June and its 31st consecutive month of increases in Canada for the month.

Bigland said he expects U.S. industry sales of about 14.2 million for the year. While industry sales slowed in May, they have remained steady in June, Bigland said, because of credit availability, falling gas prices, pent-up-demand for among consumers and an economy that continues to improve slowly.

Originally by Brent Snavelyhttp://www.freep.com/article/20120628/BUSINESS0103/120628043/Chrysler-may-add-third-shift-Warren-truck-plant

Jamie Samuelsen’s blog: Highs, lows of Belle Isle Grand Prix summed up Detroit perfectly

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IndyCar team owner Roger Penske, before the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle on Sunday, June 3, 2012. / Tim Fuller / US PRESSWIRE

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo” show at 6 p.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at jamsam22@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter @jamiesamuelsen and read more of his opinions at freep.com/jamie.

Do you think the pothole problems during the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix give the city a black eye nationally, or was it just one of those things?

The entire day was quintessentially Detroit.

You had bizarre weather that shifted from warm and windy to cool and rainy. You had crowds of enthusiastic people who wanted the best — both from the race and for the city. You had an inexplicable track malfunction. You had an interminable delay while people tried to figure out how to get things fixed (sound familiar?). And then you had a stirring comeback following the delay (we’re crossing our fingers that something like that is still to come for the city).

Sunday was a fluke. It was not something unique to Detroit. The Daytona 500 was delayed for nearly two hours in 2010 because of a hole in the track. Plenty of racing has gone on at Belle Isle through the years without anything bad happening. Thousands of man-hours and dollars were spent putting this event back on the calendar, so I highly doubt the organizers knew this was going to be an issue and simply ignored it. The odds are much better that this was some totally unforeseen occurrence that marred an otherwise good weekend of racing. Make no mistake, it’s a problem that needs to be solved in the future, but the race organizers will get a pass just this once.

And no, it’s not me giving them a pass. It’s not the race-friendly media giving them a pass. And it certainly should not be the city giving them a pass. If you watched the marathon coverage while they weren’t racing Sunday, you noticed that all the drivers were giving Belle Isle a pass. Not a single driver seemed angry — even James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato who lost their cars as a direct result of the track conditions. They didn’t spew venom at all. Instead, they showed remorse. Almost to a man, they said something along the lines of, “I just feel bad for the organizers. This city worked so hard for this race. The fans this weekend have been simply amazing.” Those are not direct quotes, but that was the theme of everyone interviewed during the delay, from eventual winner Scott Dixon to Indy 500 champ Dario Franchitti to Tony Kanaan.

And all their sympathy, respect and disappointment centered on one man: Roger Penske.

Every now and then, something happens in a less popular sport, and media types like me jump in from the outside and start making grand proclamations. It happened after Dale Earnhardt died at Daytona. It happened after Todd Bertuzzi took down Scott Moore while playing for the Vancouver Canucks. And it happens any time there’s any kind of excessive violence in the boxing ring. Truth be told, if nothing had happened yesterday on Belle Isle and Dixon had won a ho-hum race, most of us wouldn’t be writing nor talking about the race. But because the road disintegrated before our eyes, here we are, playing the role of race expert and road guru.

I can’t do that. But I can observe what we all observed the whole weekend, and that’s the undying respect and reverence the racing world holds for Penske. It was his desire to have this race in Detroit. And he and his team (led by Bud Denker) worked to make it happen. A a hole in the road is not enough to overshadow the work they did.

The Tigers’ game was long over by the time the race was delayed, and television viewers were left watching either the race or the final few holes of Tiger Woods’ charge to win The Memorial in Ohio. That is the tournament hosted each year by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. As a result of Nicklaus being the host, the very best golfers line up each year to play. As long as Jack is hosting the event, Woods, Phil Mickelson and others will show up. As I flipped back and forth between the golf and the (non)-race, it struck me that the Detroit Grand Prix was the Memorial, and Penske was Nicklaus.

Sure, the course conditions were a massive disappointment. It will be the lead story of the 2012 Detroit Grand Prix. There’s no sugarcoating that. But it’s not a black eye that can’t be repaired. It’s a blip. The drivers will be back. The race will be back. And the conditions will improve. I don’t have a shred of a doubt about that. Why? Because Roger Penske is involved. There aren’t too many other people who believe in Detroit as passionately as Penske does. And I know that there’s nobody more powerful than he is who believes as strongly as he does.

Penske can’t repair the holes himself. (Although it wouldn’t surprise me to see him try.) But he’ll make sure that they are fixed in 2013. And he’ll make sure that the drivers and the race will be back for years to come. That’s what he does.

Originally blogged at: http://www.freep.com/article/20120604/SPORTS16/120604032/detroit-belle-isle-grand-prix-track