Transplants keep rolling in N. America

April 22, 2013

The rise of foreign automakers in North America gained huge momentum during the dark days of the recession, accelerating the decline of Detroit 3 dominance.

Today 39 percent of all auto company employees in North America work for companies other than the Detroit 3, according to an Automotive News survey. That’s up from 25 percent in 2005 — the last time we counted — and 15 percent in 2000.