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November 19, 2019  

UAW now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler, strike possible

Union expects FCA to follow the template set by GM and Ford, carmaker says conditions are different.

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April 25, 2018  

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in South Africa

BAIC is preparing to set up a “new energy car production base” by the end of June.

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December 10, 2017  

GM proposing co-gen power for St. Catharines propulsion plant

Project aims to reduce electricity costs, greenhouse gas emissions by 77%.

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December 20, 2016  

GM temporarily closing five factories

Automaker trying to reduce inventory on dealer lots.

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June 22, 2016  

Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union: UAW

Union says carmaker would recognize UAW as member representative if it dropped a challenge on the outcome of an election.

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June 22, 2015  

Morocco, Peugeot agree on $632M investment for car factory

Manufacturing facility will produce up to 200,000 vehicles annually for the African and Middle East markets.

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September 10, 2014  

GM denies ambushing dealers with 2009 wind down

Dealers sue for $750 million; claim with more time they’d have received a better deal.

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September 2, 2014  

North Carolina offered $100M to lure Toyota headquarters

Automaker says it’s decision to move to a Dallas suburb was about much more than state incentives.

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May 13, 2014  

Chrysler loses $690 million in Q1

Despite sales gains, the automaker lost money on changes related to its merger with Fiat SpA.

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April 22, 2014  

Tesla gearing up for charging, support network in China

The automaker has delivered its first eight all-electric sedans to customers in China.

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February 21, 2014  

Mexico sets sights on Canada as top auto exporter to US

It has surpassed Japan as the second largest exporter, expects to pass Canada in 2015.

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February 20, 2014  

Tenn. won’t rule out automakers with UAW contracts at Memphis site

The 6-square-mile “mega site” ideally is suited for a new auto assembly plant.

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February 13, 2014  

Ford building more Edges in Oakville for the global market

Automaker says it will export utility vehicle to more than 60 countries.

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January 23, 2014  

Toyota stays on top for second straight year in 2013

Sets ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014.

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December 17, 2013  

Inside GM’s huge investments in five US facilities

$1.3 billion investment brings automaker’s total spending on US manufacturing plants to $2.8 billion in 2013.

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December 16, 2013  

Retiring GM CEO says taxpayers gained on bailout even with paper loss

Dan Akerson says taxpayers would have had to pick up the company’s $26 billion pension obligation if the automaker went under.

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November 19, 2013  

Honda counts on lean in Japan for hybrid Fit

Plans to export production methods to its plants globally

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November 7, 2013  

Volvo plots return to the US market next year

The Swedish automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion turnaround plan that it hopes will double worldwide sales to 800,000 by 2020.

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September 24, 2013  

Chrysler files paperwork for IPO at request of UAW run trust

The shares are owned by a UAW-run trust that pays health care costs for 130,000 blue-collar Chrysler retirees.

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September 16, 2013  

Workers at CAMI plant in Ingersoll ratify GM contract

Agreement includes a $3,000 signing bonus, full-time jobs to about 300 temporary workers.

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September 11, 2013  

Ottawa, Ontario sell shares in General Motors worth $1.1B

Ending ‘temporary’ investment made in 2009 to help keep the automaker afloat.

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September 6, 2013  

VW letter confirms talks with UAW over creating ‘works council’ at US plant

Letter centres on an ‘innovative model’ of employee representation for all employees.

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August 7, 2013  

New Ford plants unlikely despite sales increase, manufacturing head says

Jim Tetreault says the company needs to squeeze more cars and trucks out of existing factories.

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July 22, 2013  

Toyota revs up quality control with training centre

Quality a priority, fancy test course to avoid recall fiasco.

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July 5, 2013  

Mazda starts construction on $272M Thai transmission plant

Plant is expected to employ more than 500 people when it goes online in early 2016

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June 19, 2013  

GM starts work on China Cadillac plant

Luxury vehicle sales slow but automaker optimistic about long-term growth.

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March 27, 2013  

Suzuki Canada to end auto sales after 2014

Company will shift focus to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicle sales and its marine division.

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February 1, 2013  

Daimler buys stake in Chinese automaker for $875 million

German automaker will spend $875 million for a 12% stake in BAIC Motor.

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November 15, 2012  

GM, ABB demonstrate Chevy Volt battery reuse unit

Used Volt battery packs are packaged into modular unit that provides up to two hours of off-grid electricity.

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August 16, 2012  

Expert says CAW to target Chrysler first for a contract deal

“They can least afford a shutdown of operations in Canada.” — Tony Faria, University of Windsor

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August 3, 2012  

Toyota raises global sales target to 9.76M vehicles

Top automaker proves it’s recovering from natural disasters, quality problems.

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June 26, 2012  

Nissan highlights need to conserve cash

Japanese automaker has recovered from disasters, but the global economy is highly uncertain.