Auto manufacturers providing better work-life balance to attract women

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada November 9, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, VP of Learning and Development at the APMA, is quoted in this piece about how the auto sector needs to continue marketing themselves as workplace destinations to address the gender imbalance on the factory floor. Read 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 […]

How does the federal government get Canadians to buy only ZEVs by 2035?

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada July 26, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), said “there’s a long shadow between intent and execution,” but the government’s accelerated ZEV timeline was expected. Read article here.

2021 Canadians to Watch: Trail Blazer trains brains

Automotive News Canada July 21, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, Vice President of Learning and Development at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is featured in the fourth annual Canadians to Watch.  See feature below:

Manufacturing workers in Ontario COVID-19 hot spots to get vaccinated

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 7, 2021 Some of Ontario’s auto sector will get a vaccine sooner rather than later, and that pleases Flavio Volpe and the APMA. Ontario will vaccinate workers in “hot spots” — areas most affected by COVID-19. Read the full piece here.

Pandemic rules are choking the industry

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Ontario, the country’s biggest retail market and home to all auto assembly and the vast majority of suppliers, has been locked down twice and remains under the threat of a third. Flavio Volpe said a widening gap in vaccination rates between Canada and the United States could […]

Canada envisions an EV battery corridor

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Canada seeks to be a one-stop shop for battery manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s APMA, said the country must overcome a startup hurdle to make it happen: Canada currently lacks capacity to process the raw materials needed for battery production. Reach the full article here.

Meet the student design team behind Project Arrow

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 5, 2021 Four Ottawa students were inspired by the nation’s natural beauty and ideals to design what could become the world’s first all-Canadian zero-emission concept vehicle. Kaj Hallgrimsson, Jun-Won Kim, Mina Morcos and Matthew Schuetz of the Carleton School of Industrial Design were announced as the winners of the […]