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GM to convert Oshawa factory into ‘aftermarket plant’ and AV test track

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 8, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors will turn its Oshawa, Ont., factory into an “aftermarket plant,” producing parts, but most of the 2,600 hourly workers will still lose ...

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Unifor, GM announce investment plan for Oshawa plant, 300 jobs to be saved

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance Canada May 8, 2019 General Motors will spend $170 million to transform its Oshawa Assembly Plant into a stamping and after-market parts facility, extending the life of the histo...

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Diversification key to suppliers surviving GM Oshawa closure

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 06, 2019 TORONTO — The announcement to close GM’s Oshawa Assembly came overnight, but many of Canada’s auto parts suppliers saw the writing on the wall years ago and have ...

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Automotive’s new reality

Nate Hendley, Canadian Metalworking May 6, 2019 There is a sense of wary optimism among companies that provide parts, services, and equipment to automotive clients, despite some big industry setbacks. Prominent...

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Fiat Chrysler cuts 1,500 jobs as Windsor plant reduces minivan output

Chester Dawson, Bloomberg/Driving.ca April 1, 2019Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.The Italian-American au...

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Ontario aims to replace GM with Magna, Martinrea or other in Oshawa

February 15, 2019 – Automotive News Canada Perry LefkoTORONTO — The Ontario government has discussed with Magna International and other companies that have expressed an interest in utilizing General Motors’ Osh...

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Canada’s Ontario commits C$40 million to bolstering auto sector

February 14th, TORONTO (Reuters) Ontario, home to much of Canada’s auto industry, announced C$40.2 million ($30.18 million) in technology-focused funds for the auto industry on Thursday, aimed largely at develo...

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‘Long overdue’: Unifor standing behind 25,000 Mexican auto workers who’ve walked off the job

Unifor is currently campaigning against the movement of auto production to Mexico following GM’s announced plant closure in Oshawa Unifor National President Jerry Dias speaks at rally in Oshawa last month. Thi...

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Flavio Volpe on The Arlene Bynon Show

Arlene Bynon was joined by Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada, to discuss the state of Canadian auto manufacturing after GM rejected Unifor’s proposals to save ...

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U.S. demands more power over auto quotas ahead of USMCA signing

ADRIAN MORROW, U.S. CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Globe and Mail The Trump administration is pressing Mexican officials to give the United States the power to selectively punish automakers with p...