How auto parts manufacturers could help during the COVID-19 crisis

CBC News Windsor, March 19, 2020 As auto plants in North America temporarily close due to concerns about coronavirus, Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is working on having auto parts manufacturers adapt to produce medical supplies. Volpe said manufacturers can make 500,000 of a given part every year. Right now, the […]

Liberals announce apprenticeship plan during Windsor campaign stop

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star October 8, 2019 Patty Hajdu, the federal minister of employment, workforce and labour Patty Hajdu until Parliament was dissolved, used a Windsor campaign visit Tuesday to announce a re-elected Liberal government would create a Canadian Apprenticeship Service aimed at easing the shortage in skilled trades. The centrepiece of the plan is […]

New $10M program aims to strengthen auto industry and protect jobs

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor News Reporter September 9, 2019 Auto parts companies are partnering with the Ontario government to invest in technology and training with hopes of strengthening the auto industry and protecting jobs. Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli, launched the new $10-million Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) at the […]

FCA decision painful but not crippling to local economy, auto experts say

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 29, 2019The impact of FCA Canada’s announcement on Thursday that it would eliminate a shift and up to 1,500 jobs at its Windsor Assembly Plant quickly spread to the plant’s Tier 1 suppliers.Magna International confirmed Friday that its Integram Windsor Seating plant in Lakeshore would mimic Windsor Assembly’s schedule.“We are […]

Windsor to profit from new North American trade agreement

There was excitement from both industry officials and labour Monday about what the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will mean to the Canadian auto industry and automotive towns like Windsor. DAVE WADDELL, WINDSOR STAR October 1, 2018 “It means companies better be ready to invest in people and equipment to meet the demand,” said Flavio Volpe, […]