US plants hope to maintain production despite virus threat
Safeguards that were put in place after the initial wave of the virus
Ford pushes for factory restart, unions not so sure
One Mexico facility and four in the US, not Oakville, Ont. plant.
Factories pivot to fight coronavirus, but challenges abound
…but redirecting plants to make completely different products will take a long time and a huge effort.
German officials agree plan to exit coal-fired power by 2038
Reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether an exit can happen three years before the final deadline.
GM to upgrade assembly plants ahead of new pickup, SUV lines
It’s increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and making other upgrades at US plants.
Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs
Will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant.
Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at US Ford plants
Automakers also in talks about an alliance to build commercial vehicles that could lead to other ventures.
Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs
Several hundred of the workers will be moved to truck and SUV factories where jobs are being added.
Maybe we aren’t alone! NASA finds 10 more planets that could have life
Kepler telescope discovers seven Earth-size planets that circle stars just like ours.
Obama to announce new manufacturing hubs
Institutes in Chicago and near Detroit will combine public, private resources to foster innovation.
Lafarge Canada acquires cement plants from James Dick Construction Ltd.
James Dick Concrete to continue operating as a separate brand in Ontario.
CCL Industries buying four US plants for $77.8M
Labelling and packaging plants will become part of CCL Label’s home and personal care business.
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.
Resolute seeks more cost savings despite job cuts
Paper-maker will cut up to 170 jobs at plants in Ontario and Quebec.
Ontario PCs to test confidence of the Liberal government
Non-binding motion would gauge Wynne governments standing with legislature.