Unifor officials remain confident of Ford’s future in Windsor

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2021 “The real question is where does Windsor fit in Ford’s powertrain future? I don’t see a negative answer to that.” says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.

Auto industry moves carefully on imposing vaccine mandates for staff

David Kennedy, Automotive News Canada September 27, 2021 “From social settings in New York to corporate settings in Toronto, we’re seeing mandatory vaccination regimes becoming more commonplace,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). Read full article here.

What a half-open international border means for Canada’s auto industry

Dene Moore, Automotive News Canada August 30, 2021 While Canada has opened its border to vaccinated Americans, pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel into the U.S. have been extended until at least Sept. 21. “The effective reopening for cross-border travel for the vaccinated has been helpful,” Volpe said. But manufacturers have been forced into temporary shutdowns […]

Avoiding Canada’s EV resource curse

Danielle Myles, FDI Intelligence August 27, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses the auto and battery supply chain now that Ontario has drawn record investment in electric vehicles and wants in on the battery race. He also discusses Project Arrow, the 100%-Canadian concept EV. “We have all the elements in place to lead […]

Canada to Participate in Mexico-U.S. Auto Spat as Third Party

Kait Bolongaro and Eric Martin, Bloomberg August 27, 2021 Mexico requested formal consultations with the U.S. to settle a disagreement over how to measure regional content for cars to trade duty-free. Canada’s move “will and should be interpreted” as taking Mexico’s side, said Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.  Read article here.

L&D Leaders Weigh in on the Current State of Workforce Reskilling and Upskilling

Rallyware August 25, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, VP of Learning & Development at the APMA, is quoted on future of work. “At 10k feet up, we need culture to change so   workplaces can incorporate education into their business model. At ground level, education needs to be accessible for SMEs -the backbone of our economy.” Read article here.