GM to invest $170-million to convert Oshawa plant, saving 300 union jobs

Eric Atkins, Globe and Mail May 8, 2019 General Motors Canada says it will invest $170-million and employ 300 people to make auto parts at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., after car assembly stops in December. Travis Hester, chief executive officer of GM Canada, said the factory east of Toronto will convert to a facility […]

Martinrea to close parts plant that supplies GM’s ill-fated Oshawa operation

ERIC ATKINS, TRANSPORTATION REPORTER TIM SHUFELT, INVESTMENT REPORTER NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – Globe and Mail Automotive company Martinrea International Inc. says it plans to close a factory that makes parts for the cars that roll off the General Motors Co. assembly line in Oshawa, Ont., a ripple effect from GM’s announcement that it will shut […]

New Mexican trade secretary fears USMCA could face opposition in next U.S. Congress

STEPHANIE NOLEN, LATIN AMERICA CORRESPONDENT ERIC ATKINS ADRIAN MORROW, U.S. CORRESPONDENT MEXICO CITY, TORONTO, WASHINGTON Globe and Mail, OCTOBER 29, 2018 Mexico’s incoming trade chief says the new trilateral trade pact with the United States and Canada is far from a done deal, and that she is concerned it will not be passed in the […]