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March 13, 2019 – Gov. Mike DeWine isn't optimistic that General Motors will bring a line of new vehicles to the sprawling Ohio assembly plant the automaker shut down last week, possibly for good.
March 4, 2019 – General Motors will end production this week at the first of five North American plants it wants to close by early next year as part of a company-wide restructuring.
February 28, 2019 – Canada's auto industry was left on the sidelines in a major spending commitment by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week, just as analysts were raising concerns about the future of the company's Brampton, Ont. assembly plant.
Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday announced a $4.5-billion investment plan it said would increase its workforce in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs by about 6,500 jobs to build all-new or next-generation SUVs, in a move touted by officials as an uncommon opportunity to revive the regional economy.
February 26, 2019 – Vancouver-based electric vehicle manufacturer Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. has opened a new production facility in China for its SOLO electric vehicle (EV) line.
February 19, 2019 – Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as businesses struggle with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month.
February 14, 2019 – Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will expand its network of eight Canadian manufacturing facilities with a new factory in Quebec – its second in the province.
February 1, 2019 – Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens.
February 1, 2019 – Swedish appliance maker Electrolux says it is stopping production at its Memphis, Tennessee, factory while investing $250 million in a separate facility in the state.
January 30, 2019 – Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised.
January 29, 2019 – The New York state transit authority says Bombardier Inc. has resumed subway car deliveries to New York City after officials halted them last week, citing problems with existing trains.
January 28, 2019 – France's Alstom says that it and Germany's Siemens have offered new concessions in an effort to overcome European authorities' concerns about the planned merger of their train-building operations.
January 25, 2019 – General Motors says it plans to invest another $22 million in its Tennessee manufacturing facility to build more engines.
January 24, 2019 – Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 per cent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles.
January 23, 2019 – The federal government is investing $5 million in the production of 100 electric vehicle fast chargers across Quebec.
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