The Michigan institute will focus on lightweight and modern metals. The White House said that effort includes a 60-member consortium, pairing the world's leading producers of aluminum, titanium and high-strength steel with universities and researchers.Michigan's long standing as a bastion of car-making may have helped that state grab one of the institutes. Automakers, seeking better fuel efficiency in their vehicles, increasingly have turned to lighter body components that burn up less gasoline.
Ill., Mich. Politicians Tout Manufacturing Labs
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