Farewell Frank: Linamar founder Frank Hasenfratz dead at 86

Guelph, Ontario — Frank Hasenfratz, founder of Guelph, Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar, has died at the age of 86 years old. Hasenfratz, a survivor of the Hungarian Revolution, was surrounded by family as he finished his battle with cancer on Saturday. Using his skills as a toolmaker and machinist, Hasenfratz managed to start a […]

EVs All Day: Ont. Premier Ford announces aims to produce 400,000 Ontario-made EVs by 2030

Guelph, Ontario — Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled the second phase of the “Driving Prosperity” plan on Wednesday from Linamar’s Guelph facility, where he laid out the province’s new auto industry goals for the year 2030. Alongside Minister of Economic Development Vic Fedeli and Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, Ford described four goals that the government […]

Seventh Time’s The Charm: Police pull over man with six driving prohibitions

Guelph, Ontario – A Listowel man was caught driving on Tuesday, despite being bound by more than one court-ordered driving prohibition. The man was initially pulled over because his license plates weren’t registered. It was soon discovered by police officers that he had not one, not two but six different court orders prohibiting him from […]

Community Service: Linamar announces opening of community vaccine clinic in Guelph

A Linamar facility in Guelph, Ontario. The auto parts manufacturer has made a play to acquire Montupet, a major producer of aluminum.

Guelph, Ontario — Linamar Corp. is officially stepping up to the front lines of the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announcement that the company will be setting up a community clinic that could deliver up to 2,000 vaccines per day. In conjunction with the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health unit, who will be handling the scheduling of […]