May 10, 2019 – President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade strains.
May 9, 2019 – General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks.
May 9, 2019 – Magna International Inc. cut its outlook for the year as it lowered its expectations for auto production and reported sales in its latest quarter fell compared with a year ago.
May 8, 2019 – The union representing Canada's auto workers claimed a partial victory Tuesday after General Motors Canada announced its Oshawa, Ont., plant, which was slated to close later this year, will be converted to a part-stamping and autonomous vehicle testing facility.
May 8, 2019 – German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it will cut some 10,000 jobs in a major restructuring that will involve spinning off its oil, gas and power generation business and creating new areas of growth.
May 7, 2019 – A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors.
May 3, 2019 – General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.
May 3, 2019 – Tesla is increasing the amount of money it will attempt to raise to as much as $2.7 billion.
May 2, 2019 – A week after posting a huge first quarter loss and saying the company needs to raise cash, Tesla is doing just that and CEO Elon Musk will buy $10 million worth of stock in an $1.5 billion offering of shares and convertible notes.
May 1, 2019 – Jenoptik – a global specialist in optimization of manufacturing processes – and its Canadian-based Prodomax Automation arm have been awarded three new orders totalling over US$20 million.
May 1, 2019 – Nokia is hosting a global competition for technology startups offering solutions in industrial automation, with prizes up to $175,000 and the chance to collaborate with experts from Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs.
April 29, 2019 – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada says it will start building the Lexus NX SUV in its Cambridge, Ont. plant starting in 2022.
April 26, 2019 – Maintenance equipment manufacturer Les Produits Gilbert has received $3,976,000 in funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec, along with Investissement Québec, to acquire robotic welding cells and fully automated machining centres.
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