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Windsor, Ont., eyes $2B EV battery plant as province aims to be electric ‘hub of the future’

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle batter...

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Parts association asks U.S. president to help Canada secure vaccines

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 beggin...

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APMA board goes high-tech by adding big digital names

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada December 3rd, 2020 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association’s board of directors is going high tech. The organization that represents about 300 Canadian auto supply co...

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THE TIP OF THE ARROW

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada November 16th, 2020 In early 2020, the APMA invited industry stakeholders, including postsecondary institutions, to submit design and engineering proposals for Project Arrow,...

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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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APMA says medical suppliers will be forced to share specs with auto industry amid pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 20, 2020 If medical equipment suppliers refuse to share the technical specifications of the equipment they make with the auto industry, “we will force them,” says the h...

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Border closure not expected to affect production, supply chains or dealer stock

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 18, 2020 North American auto production and dealer inventory shouldn’t be affected by the mutually agreed upon decision by Canada and the United States to close its bor...

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Parts association boss challenges members to make medical equipment during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 16, 2020 Canada’s parts suppliers are being challenged to source or even manufacturer medical equipment that could be in short supply due to the outbreak of the novel c...

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Ontario offers $14M to auto industry to pay for apprentices

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 28, 2020 The Government of Ontario is giving the auto industry $14 million to pay for apprentices and work placements for postsecondary students and recent graduates....

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Parts makers plan all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 8, 2020 Canadian auto suppliers aim to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is int...