Industry News
January 23, 2019 – The head of Unifor has ruled out a potential boycott of General Motors in the campaign to save the Oshawa Assembly Plant.
January 22, 2019 – Statistics Canada says both wholesale sales and manufacturing sales fell in November.
January 21, 2019 – Pipeline services company Shawcor Ltd. has signed a deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc., a maker of fibreglass reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, for $308 million.
January 21, 2019 – U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 per cent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months.
January 18, 2019 – Unifor's Quebec director Renaud Gagne is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow in Ontario Premier Doug Ford's footsteps by pledging support for General Motors workers faced with a looming plant closure.
January 18, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) recently announced the new name for the national automation arm of their association.
January 18, 2019 – Automation companies are encouraged to join the Ontario trade mission to Automate, the biennial automations solutions trade show happening April 8-11 2019 in Chicago.
January 18, 2019 – Tesla, recognizing as imperative its ability to produce a cheaper electric car, told employees Friday that it must cut seven per cent of its workforce.
January 17, 2019 – Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. has named Dean Stoneley as its next president and chief executive.
January 15, 2019 – General Motors says it has reaffirmed plans to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant in meetings with the Ontario and federal governments.
January 15, 2019 – AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of automated on-line surface inspection solutions, has appointed Francois Levac as the director of sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence.
January 15, 2019 – Magna International Inc. says it expects its sales this year will be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business.
January 14, 2019 – The government of Canada has announced an investment of more than $5 million to two Windsor, Ontario automotive companies to develop and adopt innovative technologies, scale up and create more than 150 jobs.
January 14, 2019 – A spokeswoman for Ontario's premier says Doug Ford will use a trip to a Detroit auto show to meet with executives from General Motors and several other automakers today.
January 11, 2019 – Autoworkers from across Ontario vowed Friday to keep fighting General Motors' plans to shutter a prominent plant in the province as the company announced an improvement to its financial forecast for the year ahead.

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