Several times over the past few months, I've jokingly mentioned to some of my co-workers that I was going to create an auto industry flowchart on the walls of my cubicle. I was thinking of using actual auto manufacturer emblems (pulled from a local junkyard), color-coded Post-it notes and string -- lots of string. But now, thanks to Mint.com, I won't have to clutter my cubicle walls.
They've created a handy infographic of the U.S. auto industry that's far more complete than anything I could have assembled on my own. Especially since I was planning to use office supplies mainly scavenged from the HowStuffWorks.com copy room. (With one exception: I'd like to think that I would've remembered that Ford also owns Mazda -- which is somehow missing.) Now, without further fanfare, here's the full-size graphic:
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