Global restructuring is underway; bold moves are needed.
Plant built its last car a week ago, eliminating the final 1,700 positions left at the factory.
Plant is entirely dependent on GM’s assembly line, 77 workers to be relocated.
Defects are spotted and fixed before vehicles roll off the assembly line.
Warren Truck Assembly Plant will make the Ram Heavy Duty Truck starting in 2020.
The 6-square-mile “mega site” ideally is suited for a new auto assembly plant.
Azure to buy licences and FCvelocity-HD7 power modules.
Sales driven by 7% rise in North American vehicle production.
Ford Motor Co. is building a sixth plant in China as part of an effort to increase its sales in the world’s largest auto market.
Also covers assemblies and components that support the next generation 737, 747-8, 767.
“They can least afford a shutdown of operations in Canada.” — Tony Faria, University of Windsor
No business case for future manufacturing.
The US auto industry, already stretching to meet rising demand for cars and trucks, is facing shortages of parts and materials that could limit the number of new vehicles in showrooms later this year and crimp a historic turnaround.
Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $760 million auto assembly plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, part of a doubling of its production capacity in the world’s biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals.
Honda’s assembly plants in Canada will be part of a dramatic international slowdown by the Japanese automaker, which is suffering from a parts shortage due to flooding in Thailand.