Canada Bread to close two bakeries
120 jobs will be lost in New Brunswick and Alberta.
1,000 Chinese workers hold bosses over 2 minute toilet breaks
Hostages released after 300 police called to the factory.
Dutch Disease not a major factor in Canada’s manufacturing woes
Troubles stem more from structural economic changes: report.
Clothing factory fire kills 14 in China
Arson suspect says unpaid wages made him angry.
Automakers hedging on pickups as home prices rise
Chrysler’s adding 1,200 jobs at truck and engine plants, while Ford and GM introduce new models
Foxconn resumes work after massive worker brawl
Up to 2,000 involved at Apple iPhone supplier’s Taiyuan, China plant.
Foxconn invests $500 million in Brazil for new factories
The company that makes Apple’s iPad says the factories will create 10,000 jobs.
Cascades to close Toronto napkin plant
30 employees affected, production moving to NY and Laval.
China’s export growth plunges to 1% in July
Imports also wane in new sign of weakness.
Resin shortage won’t create fallout for auto industry
Automakers seek alternatives for resin used in fuel, brake lines.
Ford investing $760M plant in east China
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.
Ford lays the foundation for a $1B factory in India
Ford Motor Co. laid the cornerstone for a new $1 billion dollar factory in India on March 22, pressing ahead with expansion plans despite an uncertain outlook for Asia’s No. 3 economy where growth in car sales has recently waned.
Fears of North American recession recede
Canada’s factories were humming in August, and US consumers were buying last month, strong indicators the North American recovery is alive and kicking.
Wind Energy: Siemens to build turbine plant in Ontario
Siemens manufactures rotor blades like this one in one…