Special Interview with Flavio Volpe of APMA

Jon Liedtke, Rose City Politics March 20, 2021 In this special interview, Jon chats with Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association President Flavio Volpe about the industry’s COVID-19 response, Project Arrow and its Windsor connections. Listen to the special interview here.

Windsor pursuing $2B battery plant that would employ 2,000

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanced Canadian effort to date to secure the country’s first such facility. The proposal, submitted this week, is for a proposed $2-billion plant that […]

Cybersecurity centre for self-driving vehicles heads to University of Windsor

CBC Windsor January 29, 2021 The University of Windsor will be the site of Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats Centre tackles infrastructure and data security around autonomous vehicles. This week, the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) partnered with the centre to help guide and inform its research. APMA president Flavio Volpe said the […]

Unifor seeks new models for Windsor FCA minivan plant

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 28, 2020 Unifor wants as many as two new models to be built alongside the minivans at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor, Ont., assembly plant, where one of three shifts was recently cut amid shrinking sales in the segment. Unifor will also push FCA for clarity on its plans for […]

Ford Motor Company of Canada workers ratify deal

CTV News Windsor September 28, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — Workers with Ford Motor Company of Canada have ratified a three-year-deal. Unifor released the results on Monday. Voting started Sunday morning after Ford and Unifor came to a tentative deal on Sept. 22. “This is the single biggest investment in the Canadian auto industry in years […]

Unifor’s tentative Ford deal will secure employment in Windsor plants

CBC News September 23, 2020 A tentative deal between the union that represents Canadian autoworkers and Ford Motor Co. could bring a “historic investment” to the country’s automotive sector, including Windsor’s two Ford engine assembly plants. The potential three-year deal involving a $1.98-billion investment, announced by Unifor president Jerry Dias Tuesday, promises to stabilize employment for Windsor employees by […]

Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $1.95B investment, union says

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 22, 2020 Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.95 billion in its Canadian operations and build five electric vehicles in Oakville, Ont., beginning in 2025, Unifor President Jerry Dias said today. The announcement comes as part of a tentative three-year contract the union and Ford agreed to early Tuesday […]

Hon. Navdeep Bains: Mining Gives Canada a Competitive Advantage in Electric Vehicle Market

Navdeep Bains, Policy Options September 17, 2020 Canada is already on the leading edge of research into zero-emission vehicles. Our natural resources, used in ZEV batteries, give us another leg up. For decades, Canada’s auto industry has relied on what I would call a “people advantage.” Canadian workers made better quality, innovative vehicles and, as […]