May 5, 2021 Ontario’s proposal “reflects the fact that it’s in everyone’s best interest to arrange safe, predictable passage for critical staff and truck drivers who cross the border regularly,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, in a statement. Read the article here.
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 14, 2021 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association says “a few major members” are working on COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ontario. Flavio Volpe, head of the APMA, didn’t name the suppliers, saying “it’s a fluid discussion.” Read the full article here.
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.
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 […]
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Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail February 20, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the APMA, describes how Anita Anand, the federal Public Services and Procurement Minister (whose office is responsible for Canada’s COVID-19 vaccines) efficiently connected him to officials for the great PPE conversion during the first wave and her central role in bridging a […]
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 12, 2021 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is so “genuinely worried” by Canada’s slow pace of COVID-19 inoculation it has taken to almost begging the United States for assistance. Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is concerned the United States is opening a wide “vaccination gap” that will […]
Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 10, 2021 The Canada-based Automobile Parts Manufacturers Association is reaching out to American trade and industry officials in the White House this week to alert them to the potential pitfalls of a “vaccination gap” developing between the nations. The United States currently is vaccinating its population at nine times the […]