Financial Fact-Check: New gigafactory supports Tesla and Ontario’s EV production goals

Toronto, Ontario – Previously reported allegations of a new major Tesla factory in Ontario have been revealed to have some teeth, with information from multiple sources suggesting that a new Gigafactory aligns with Tesla’s plan to expand production by 13 new factories, and Ontario’s goal to become a global electric vehicle production hub. While the […]

Carbon Closure: No fossil-fueled vehicles built at GM Ingersoll after April

Ingersoll, Ontario – The last Chevy Equinox is scheduled for completion on April 29, making it the last fossil-fuel-dependent vehicle to be assembled at Ingersoll’s CAMI Assembly Plant. UNIFOR Local 88, the union representing workers at GM CAMI Assembly says this is a milestone for the hundreds of employees who worked at the plant for […]

Back in Business: Canadian manufacturers experiencing growth as health measures lift

Toronto, Ontario — As the omicron wave of COVID-19 begins to subside and public health measures are lifted across many provinces and regions, some new industry data is showing that production for manufacturing is trending upward. Reaching its highest level since November of last year, the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose […]

Power-Saving Mode: Japanese microchip producers predict shortage carrying through 2022

Toronto, Ontario — As the automotive industry barrels into yet another financial quarter still suffering from a case of microchip mania, Japan’s Rohm Co. comes bearing the grim news that the vital piece of technology will likely remain in short supply at least throughout next year. The Kyoto-based chipmaker provides the now highly sought-after semiconductors […]

Canada auto industry faces falling profits amid declining US demand

By Tom Davis Ottawa, Ontario — January 18, 2018 — Faced with declining demand from US consumers and uncertainty surrounding trade relations between the two countries, automotive production in Canada is expected to rise by just 0.8 percent this year. The slow pace of growth follows strong industry performance over much of the last decade, […]

I-CAR launches new Production Management role

Production management is an increasingly vital role in many facilities, leading I-CAR to create a new Professional Development Path.

By Jeff Sanford Hoffman Estates, Illinois — August 12, 2015 — I-CAR has officially launched a program for production managers. The courses will be available a part of I-CAR’s Professional Development Program.  One theme more than one of the speakers at this year’s NACE event in Detroit touched on was the increasing complexity of collision […]