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 and equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Thursday that he has held discussions with executives at two Canadian auto parts manufacturers – […]

Local auto sector capable of meeting emergency need for medical equipment

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 18, 2020 Borrowing a page from World War II history, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio Volpe is suggesting Ontario’s automotive supply chain can help Canada avoid the shortage of vital medical equipment that could occur during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volpe said with the European Union recently announcing restrictions on […]

Auto industry could shift to make ventilators

ADAM BEHSUDI, Politico March 18, 2019 General Motors is studying whether to retool its shuttered production lines to make ventilators and other needed medical equipment to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, company officials said Wednesday. GM CEO Mary Barra was in contact with administration officials on Wednesday updating them on a decision to suspend production […]