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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.
March 20, 2019 – Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years.
March 19, 2019 – Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator to meet growing demand for its large SUVs.
March 18, 2019 – President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work.
March 15, 2019 – U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal.
March 14, 2019 – Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.
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