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June 1, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales set a record for the month of May: StatsCan

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Most automakers exceeded expectations last month, StatsCan said, but sharp double-digit declines in fleet deliveries from several manufacturers reduced industry volumes.

May 26, 2017 News

Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshire

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Saint-Victor, Que.-based composites manufacturer Deflex Composite Inc. will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berlin, N.H. According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Deflex signed a lease to occupy a 9,600-square-foot facility. Deflex has a

May 24, 2017 News

Borealis to build dedicated automotive compounding plant in North America

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In a bid to strengthen its business as a local material supplier to automotive OEMs and their Tier partners in North America, Vienna-based Borealis will build a dedicated automotive PP compounding plant in Taylorsville, N.C.

May 21, 2017 News

Magna unveils camera-equipped mirrors

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In a bid to expand its presence in the onboard camera market, Magna International has introduced a camera-based advanced driver assistance technology designed to help prevent traffic accidents caused by blind spots.

May 15, 2017 News

SPE announces Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition winners

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 4th annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition. The competition was from among a wide range of parts that had already won in competitions at previous SPE events

May 10, 2017 News

Magna receives Most Innovative Automotive Supplier award

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It’s the second time a Magna technology has been selected for this award.

May 3, 2017 News

Magna establishes new Technology Advisory Council

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iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.

May 2, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle purchases down in April: Scotiabank

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U.S. passenger vehicle sales were also disappointing, with most automakers reporting lower-than-expected volumes.

April 25, 2017 News

Flex-N-Gate breaks ground on new Michigan plant

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Automotive parts supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. has broken ground on a US$95 million manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. that could employ 400 to 700 people by mid-2018. Excavation had already started on the 350,000-square-foot facility before the official groundbreaking ceremony on

April 18, 2017 News

Manufacturing sales slip 0.2% in February: StatsCan

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Factory sales were down in 10 of the 21 industries, representing 37% of the manufacturing sector; sales in motor vehicle assembly fell 5.3%, while petroleum and coal products dropped 5.0%.

April 18, 2017 News

Two dead, one injured in shooting at Tennessee auto parts plant

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Two people are dead following a shooting in the parking lot of an automotive parts making plant in Cookeville, Tenn. The incident took place on April 11 at an auto mirror injection molding plant run by Ficosa North America. According to

April 14, 2017 News

Global vehicle sales continue to gain momentum: Scotiabank

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More recent sales data for March confirm the trend of record volumes in both Canada and Mexico, Scotiabank said.

April 5, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales strong in March: Scotiabank

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Canadian vehicle sale purchases in March 2017 advanced 7% above a year earlier, setting a monthly record for March. According to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank, sales exceeded an annualized 2.1 million units in March 2017, lifting year-to-date

April 1, 2017 News

Ford to invest $1.2 billion in Canada, create Ottawa R&D centre

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The new research centre in Ottawa will hire 295 engineers, who will work on developing autonomous and connected vehicles. Ford will also establish satellite engineering centres in Waterloo, Ont., and Oakville, Ont.

March 29, 2017 News

Canadian auto parts industry goes on offensive against U.S. protectionism

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A new survey being conducted by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association seeks to detail the level of integration in the North American auto industry.

March 28, 2017 News

Ford to invest $1.2 billion in Michigan plants

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Ford Motor Company will invest US$1.2 billion in three Michigan factories, including US$850 million at its Michigan Assembly plant to make the new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker’s investment includes plans to add 130 new jobs at

March 15, 2017 News

Magna teams up with Ford to build lightweight carbon fibre subframe

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Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has partnered with Ford Motor Company to develop a prototype carbon fibre composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 per cent from a stamped steel equivalent. By replacing 45 steel parts with two

March 13, 2017 News

Global auto sales continue to strengthen in 2017: Scotiabank

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North American auto production to climb to record high in the second quarter, the bank said.

March 8, 2017 News

Canada posts third-straight monthly trade surplus: StatsCan

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Exports were up 0.5% on the strength of higher exports of motor vehicles and canola, the agency said.

March 7, 2017 News

GM sells European business to Peugeot for US$2.3 billion

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GM`s European brands – Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in Britain – have not made a combined profit in the past 18 years.