COVID-19

APMA Webinar: COVID-19 Back-to-Work Guidance

On Friday, April 24 at 11 am, VP of Learning & Development, Lauren Tedesco, was joined by the President of the APMA, Flavio Volpe, and Peter Hatges of KPMG, to discuss the latest guidance for bringing the A...

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The great PPE scramble: Why countries can’t meet the demand for gear against COVID-19 ains

The Economist April 19, 2020 “THE BUILDING next door,” says Flavio Volpe, “is a seniors’ home.” Over Easter, as he drove to and from his office, children were outside, holding up signs sending love to grandpare...

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Auto parts makers pivot to medical supply production amid pandemic

Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg April 13, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses his members changing their production lines to meet medical supply demand pr...

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How were Ontario auto parts manufacturers able to start making medical equipment so quickly?

Kelly Cutrara, Global News Radio 640 Toronto April 9, 2020 The President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, Flavio Volpe joins Kelly to share the incredible story. To listen, click here.

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‘Brutal education’: Inside the mad rush to make masks to battle COVID-19

By Naomi Powell, Financial Post April 3, 2020  Overnight it seems, garment manufacturers, packaging suppliers and autoparts makers have turned their attention to goods that were once the domain of specialty med...

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Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19

New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies April 1, 2020 1:15 P.M., Office of the Premier TORONTO ― To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people saf...

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Canadian auto parts makers team up to build ventilators with three companies

Magna, Linamar and Martinrea reach agreement with the province Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 27, 2020 Three of Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturers, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association and...

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Emergency coronavirus bill could help auto parts firms retool to produce ventilators

Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail March 24, 2020 Canada’s emergency coronavirus legislation includes measures that could help auto parts makers retool their factories to produce life-saving ventilators for despe...

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Canada’s parts association asks industry to donate 1M masks during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 24, 2020 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is calling on Canada’s auto industry to donate one million masks to those on the front lines in the fight to st...

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GM Canada collecting, donating medical equipment to fight coronavirus

Staff Report, Automotive News Canada March 24, 2020 General Motors Canada is collecting and donating personal protective equipment to help Canada’s front line health-care workers in the fight against the global...