Bombardier awarded London Crossrail bid for 65 Aventra trains
The trains will be built at Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, retaining up to 760 UK manufacturing jobs.
Airbus Helicopters in Fort Erie adds a production line and 40 jobs
Former Eurocopter Canada wins a global mandate for engine cowlings for the EC225.
Chrysler Canada says January sales up 4% from 2013
The automaker sold 17,698 vehicles in Canada last month, up from 17,013 in January 2013.
Pace of manufacturing growth slows: RBC
January RBC PMI reading was 51.7 on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from 53.5 in December.
Ballard to supply zero emission fuel cell modules for buses in Europe
FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell modules will be used as range extenders in Poland-based Solaris’ electric buses.
Acklands-Grainger offers “The Works” to customers and suppliers
MRO expo celebrates 125-year anniversary with a focus on productivity, sustainability and safety.
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer to close Pittsburgh plant, cut 62 jobs
Layoffs at the plant east of Pittsburgh started in 2009 when 141 workers lost their jobs.
400 temporary layoffs avoided at Regina Evraz plant
Rescinded layoff notices were issue during an overstock due to backlogs on exports by rail.
FerroAtlantica to invest $375M in Quebec plant
Spanish company cites inducements as discounted hydroelectricity rates and a 10-year tax holiday.
Dassault Aviation pitches Harper government on CF 18 replacement
French aircraft manufacturer offers lower long-term support costs, and the aircraft is production.
CAE sets record for full-flight simulator sales
43 sold in fiscal 2014 so far, five new contracts worth $70 million.
PSA Peugeot Citroen close to partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor
Partnership could increase the struggling French automaker’s capital by $4.1 billion.
Malaysia eases curbs on production of small, energy efficient cars
New auto policy aims to raise total industry production to 1.25 million vehicles and exports to 250,000 vehicles by 2020.
Magna chief seeks further improvements in European operations
Canadian autoparts manufacturer expects to close and consolidate some of its facilities in Europe.
GM benefiting from giving engineers greater sway, new product chief says
Mark Reuss says the automaker will continue to crank out winning vehicles with incoming CEO Mary Barra leading the charge.
Magna International plans US$1.4 billion in capital spending
The automaker’s sales projections are in line with company and analyst estimates for last year’s revenue.
Chrysler considering major upgrade at Windsor minivan plant
Automaker says it is in talks with Canadian governments about incentives to offset higher costs in Canada.
Judge orders auction for Fisker, rejects private sale to Hybrid
Bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross refused to accept Hybrid’s plan to use $75 million it says it’s owed as Fisker’s senior secured lender as a credit bid for Fisker’s assets.
Honeywell acknowledges investigation into fighter jet parts made in China
Inquiry involves electronics manufactured for the government’a new F-35 fighter planes.
Wanxiang says it would build next-gen Fisker EV in Delaware
That’s music to the ears of Delaware politicians, who announced with great fanfare in 2009 that Fisker would revive vehicle production.
Chinese auto parts maker increases bid for Fisker
The fight heats up for troubled electric car maker.
Wyoming charging station opens pickup truck country to Tesla electric cars
The electric car-maker is installing supercharging stations in remote regions across the US, including a Wyoming town with a population of 1,557.
BlackBerry’s QNX, automakers developing synthetic engine sounds
The technology replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.
Boeing contract secures coveted plane, but deals blow to labour influence
Union members have approved an 8-year contract extension with Boeing to build the 777X and the plane’s composite wings.
Selecting synthetic lubes
Be aware of differences to mineral lubes.
BlackBerry taps SAP executive as new president of global enterprise
The arrival of John Sims is a counterpoint to recent executive departures at the troubled smartphone-maker.
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.
Dynaplas Ltd. acquires Peterborough’s Chilton Precision Inc.
Chilton will continue as a separate standalone business unit.
Essar Steel Algoma gets pension relief from Ontario government
Regulation allows for fixed payments over the next three years and extends amortization period to 2024.
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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