GM subsidiary Opel says it’s in talks to reduce hours at two plants
German plants affected employ more than 15,000 people.
Héroux-Devtek sells aerostructure and industrial products lines for $300M
Quebec aerospace company to focus on landing gear operations.
Nissan highlights need to conserve cash
Japanese automaker has recovered from disasters, but the global economy is highly uncertain.
Q1 productivity growth is sluggish
Commodity prices will represent a ceiling for gains: TD Economics.
W2 Energy powers $4M deal with WH2 Luxembourg
W2 Energy Inc. and its joint venture partner WH2 of Luxembourg have signed a $4-million agreement for the manufacture, sale and distribution of W2 Energy’s products in the EU.
Cascades buys converting and storage facilities in Ontario
Paper products maker Cascades Inc. has bought three new Ontario storage and converting facilities for an undisclosed price.
Wireless that works
Recent technology innovations overcome impediments to wireless networking in automotive plants.
Reducing diesel emissions
Global warming and the need for greater energy security is fuelling the search for even more the fuel-efficient vehicles. The most readily available option is the diesel engine.
Toyota/Honda cut NA output to preserve parts supply
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.
1,550 Maple Leaf jobs could be saved through sales
The union representing food processing employees facing layoffs say the company could save jobs if it finds buyers for the 10 plants it will shut down
Alcoa spending $2.2 billion to improve efficiency in Quebec plants
Aluminum giant will improve efficiencies with smaller workforce, avoid layoffs