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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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Windsor Mold Group to provide over 2 million face shields to healthcare workers

Melanie Borelli, CTV May 4, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — The Windsor Mold Group has signed a contract with the federal government to manufacture over two million face shields and thousands of head bands to protec...

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Auto Parts Makers ‘Jump Into the Fire’ of Medical Gear Production As Canada Faces Shortages

Anastasia Ustinova, SME May 1, 2020 Last month, when Flavio Volpe put out a call to auto parts makers to assist in the production of medical supplies, the president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturer...

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...