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June 20, 2019 – Fontaine Sante Foods is expanding in the United States with the acquisition of the Garden Fresh Gourmet, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Co.
June 11, 2019 – A Ford engine plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people is "economically unsustainable" and will close next year, the carmaker announced last week.
May 29, 2019 – The world's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, has announced further cuts to production at several plants in Europe due to weak demand and high imports to the bloc.
May 24, 2019 – Georgia-Pacific is investing US$100 million in its Bowling Green, Kentucky facility, which produces paper products for its Dixie business.
May 14, 2019 – Automaker Volkswagen AG says it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to set up a battery production plant in Germany.
May 5, 2019 – Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier.
May 2, 2019 – Bombardier Inc. says it is looking to sell its aerostructures businesses in Belfast and Morocco as part of a consolidation of its aerospace business into a single unit.
April 26, 2019 – Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.
April 23, 2019 – Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.
April 22, 2019 – Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favour SUVs and trucks.
April 17, 2019 – Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday it's "unrealistic" to think that Foxconn Technology Group will employ 13,000 people in Wisconsin as originally promised and that he wants to renegotiate the contract with the global electronics leader.
April 8, 2019 – Ford workers in Russia have started industrial action over plans to close a plant including stopping work if there are any equipment problems.
April 1, 2019 – Volkswagen said last Wednesday it is partnering with Amazon to develop cloud computing capacity aimed at improving efficiency and co-ordination across the automaker's vast global factory network.
April 1, 2019 – Ford said last Wednesday it will close three factories in Russia, causing heavy job losses, as it pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country.
March 28, 2019 – Kontrol Energy Corp. and Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. (TTCI) are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement to implement Smart Factory technology solutions for North American automobile and parts OEMs.
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