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Trump administration working with Democrats on USMCA ratification following months of deadlock

Adrian Morrow, Robert Fife, The Globe and Mail June 18, 2019 The Trump administration is working on a deal with congressional Democrats to ratify its overhauled trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, showing t...

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The Intelligent Podcast – Cyber Security Part 2

In this unscheduled podcast, we speak with returning guest AJ Khan from Cloud GRC and our new friend from Public Safety Canada, Maciek Hawrylak. Maciek will be traveling to manufacturing facilities (not just au...

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Trump Tariffs on Mexico Could Hurt Canadian Parts Makers

Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Assn., says most of the 65 Canada-owned parts makers operating in Mexico do business with Mexico-based assemblers, who could lose a significant...

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Potential Fiat-Renault merger could point to further auto sector consolidation: Manufacturers’ association

Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the possible auto sector impact a merger between Fiat and Renault would have. He notes this move would benef...

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GM Oshawa 2.0 marks a first for the automaker

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 27, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors’ $170-million plan to turn its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant into a parts operation signals a new business model for the automaker and giv...

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‘Risks, opportunities’ for Canadian auto sector from potential impact of a Fiat-Renault mega-deal

No plant closures on table as deal aims to seek efficiencies through common global vehicle platforms, architectures, powertrains, technologies Geoff Zochodne, Financial Post May 27, 2019 The proposed merger of ...

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The Intelligent Podcast with EXCO’s Ante Lausic

EXCO won a PACE Award. Why is that important? Because the PACE awards honor innovation and Ontario is a hub of innovation. They shared the award stage with companies that out-spent them in R&D by orders of ...

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Flavio Volpe on the Arlene Bynon Show

“Idle plants stay on the minds of company site selectors, they stay on the minds of corporate strategy officers, and they certainly stay on the minds of their chief executives.” – Flavio Volpe discussing what t...

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Under pressure from Trump to save jobs, GM acts in Canada, Ohio

David Shepardson, Tyler Choi, Reuters May 8, 2019 WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Under political pressure not to cut jobs, General Motors Co announced on Wednesday it was in talks to sell its Lordstown, Ohio, p...

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BMAC – Best Manufacturing Apps Conference

The BMAC – Best Manufacturing Apps Conference is the one-stop experience that brings together Canadian manufacturers and industry experts and keeps them ahead of manufacturing’s digital transformation. Join the...