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How Canadian suppliers could benefit from GM-Honda partnership

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada October 22, 2020 The tentative  alliance between General Motors and Honda to co-develop vehicles built on shared platforms in North America could be a major boon for Canada’s ...

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Canadian auto parts makers team up to build ventilators with three companies

Magna, Linamar and Martinrea reach agreement with the province Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 27, 2020 Three of Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturers, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association and...

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Ontario mobilizing manufacturing to fight COVID-19

Auto parts makers have been in discussions with the Ontario government to switch gears to medical equipment March 23, 2020, Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — The Ontario government is mobilizing the province’s m...

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Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and governmen...

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Manufacturers offer to produce medical supplies to help with coronavirus

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance Canada March 19, 2020 Manufacturing companies across Canada are in discussions with various levels of government about using their facilities to help produce medical supplies an...

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Ford, GM to temporarily close Canadian auto plants to curb coronavirus spread, Martinrea eyes layoffs

Vanmala Subramaniam, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 18, 2020 Less than 24 hours after the United Auto Workers union called for the temporary shutdown of auto factories across North America, two of the Big ...

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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 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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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...