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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.
January 16, 2019 – Airbus SE broke ground Wednesday on the A220 aircraft assembly line at its facility in Mobile, Ala., the first step in a US$300-million construction project paid for by Bombardier Inc.
January 15, 2019 – Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services.
January 14, 2019 – German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America.
January 14, 2019 – Chris Reynolds was promoted by Toyota late last year to one of the toughest jobs in the U.S. auto industry. He's in charge of North American manufacturing, as well as human resources, legal, finance and communications.
January 7, 2019 – Tesla Inc. broke ground Monday for a factory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States.

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