Canadian Manufacturing


  • Mining, oil and gas fuel GDP growth: StatsCan

    December 23, 2010 by Staff

    Auto production up, but manufacturing takes hit

  • Nearly $2.5M of Magna shares sold

    December 21, 2010 by The Canadian Press

    Stronach said he wanted to reap market conditions

  • GE to buy 25,000 electric cars

    November 11, 2010 by Staff

    The world’s largest company will initially purchase 12,000 Chevrolet Volt electric sedans in 2011 and will add other vehicles as manufacturers expand their electric vehicle line ups.

  • GM to add 600 jobs at Lansing

    October 28, 2010 by Staff

    The embattled automaker says the popularity of its Cadillac CTS platform is forcing a second production shift.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Demand sparks third shift for GM

    October 18, 2010 by Staff

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. is bringing in over 600 employees to begin work tonight on a third shift at the Oshawa Assembly Plant. The automaker cites soaring demand for the Equinox SUV for the production increase. Just weeks after

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    High-performance workers in high demand

    September 14, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    When it comes to retaining high-performing employees, money talks. But according to new research from Hewitt Associates, it can’t buy loyalty. The human resources consulting agency found that top workers who stuck around when times were tough could now be

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    Ford president says Canada should shift into “offense” to protect its auto sector

    September 10, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Toronto, Ont.: It’s time for Canada to take “proactive, almost predatory” measures to keep its auto manufacturing industry competitive with closed-market economies, cautioned Ford Motor Co. of Canada’s President and CEO David Mondragon. In a speech at the Economic Club

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    Canada’s auto market on the rebound

    August 30, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    TORONTO: Canadians are back in car-buying mode, according to Scotia Economics’ Global Auto Report. The August 30, 2010 report found that volumes at several Canadian automakers reached record-high levels for the month of July. Vehicle sales in July 2010 hit

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    Westport, Volvo sign engine development deal

    July 13, 2010 by staff

    VANCOUVER: Westport Innovations Inc. , a Vancouver-based manufacturer of alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, has signed an agreement to develop biogas- and natural gas-fuelled engine products with Volvo Powertrain, a subsidiary of Volvo AB, The two companies agreed to share

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    Auto manufacturing through robotic eyes

    February 10, 2010 by Noelle Stapinsky, Features Editor

    With just two tiny cameras connected to a circuit board and a three-minute technology pitch, Siddhant Ahuja was handed a $10,000 scholarship. The PhD student from the University of Windsor presented his work on smart cameras used for quality control,