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Unifor’s tentative Ford deal will secure employment in Windsor plants

CBC News September 23, 2020 A tentative deal between the union that represents Canadian autoworkers and Ford Motor Co. could bring a “historic investment” to the country’s automotive sector, i...

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A Monumental Deal Between Unifor and the Ford Motor Company

Katerina Georgieva, CBC News Windsor September 22, 2020 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, says this deal indicates that all of Ford’s automotive production will be gear...

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The pandemic pivot: A check-in with companies that shifted to help during COVID-19

Jacob Barker, CBC News September 13, 2020 At the onset of the novel coronavirus, public officials scrambled to find ventilators and personal protective equipment to care for the sick and keep health care worker...

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CBC Windsor News: Flavio Volpe Discusses Vehicle and Parts Sales

Chris Ensing, CBC Windsor News August 17 Flavio Volpe sits down with Chris Ensing to discuss vehicle and part sales over the past three months, as well as how automotive suppliers are adjusting to the medical e...

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How new American tariffs on Canadian aluminum could backfire

Janyce McGregor, Alexander Panetta, CBC News June 24, 2020 If the Trump administration buys the argument that Canadian aluminum exports have surged and slaps a 10 per cent tariff back on products imported from ...

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Auto parts factories retool to make medical equipment, while worry grows over sector’s future

Nick Purdon & Leonardo Palleja, CBC News May 3, 2020 … Flavio Volpe is the president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association — he represents 300 companies. He says the only way Canadians we...

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Company set to crank out ventilators, awaiting final go-ahead from Ottawa

In rush to avoid nightmare scenario unfolding in Italian hospitals, world scrambles to make breathing machines Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 22, 2020 A Canadian company says it can ramp up production within...

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Can’t ‘snap your fingers’: Manufacturers could face time, money challenges making masks, ventilators

Hand sanitizer not as hard to make for distilleries, other companies like LVMH Mark Gollom, CBC News March 20, 2020 For Toronto-based Spirit of York Distillery Co., transforming from a gin and vodka manufacturi...

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Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t ...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...