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GM Oshawa 2.0 marks a first for the automaker

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 27, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors’ $170-million plan to turn its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant into a parts operation signals a new business model for the automaker and giv...

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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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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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Ontario releases $40M auto plan encouraging investment

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 14, 2019 TORONTO — The Ontario government on Thursday released its plan to support the automotive sector, promising to assist suppliers, boost high-tech skills tra...