Norman De Bono, The London Free Press
January 18, 2021

The $1-billion investment in Ingersoll’s Cami Assembly plant will mean 10 years of stability and job growth for its more than 2,000 workers. The Cami labour deal was ratified with 91 per cent support from the members of Unifor Local 88. It has roughly 1,900 members, and more than 1,500 voted.

Cami now assembles the Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle. It will not be assembled at Cami by 2023, with production shifting to Mexico, but the union is confident the new vehicle will maintain job stability.

“This product is a coup,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, which represents parts makers. “It’s not a sexy sports car, it won’t get consumers excited, but this is very important to the business.”

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