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From Cars to Confectionery: Australia's Manufacturers Revamp Business

For autoparts maker Brian Hughes, the shock of Australia’s car industry closing down could have meant the end of his business. Instead, he reconfigured his facility to make machinery for the booming food and building sectors while bolstering exports. 675 more words


GM Canada To Finish 70,000 Or More Trucks a Year

General Motors’ Oshawa plant will do final assembly work on at least 70,000 pickup trucks a year once investments promised in its Canadian unit’s new labor agreement are complete, according to two sources close to negotiations. 383 more words


VW Says Talks to End Supplier Dispute Will Resume on Monday

Volkswagen is seeking a negotiated settlement with suppliers in a dispute over contracts that is halting production at some of its plants and talks will resume on Monday, the German carmaker said. 247 more words


OM in the News: It’s Getting More Expensive to Make Cars in Mexico

When car companies began flocking to Mexico more than two decades ago, the big lure was labor, which was plentiful and inexpensive. “Today,” writes The Wall Street Journal… 233 more words

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Short Automobile History

Early concepts of a motor car started in 1807. The railroads used wood,coal or oil to run their engines. It took a large storage space and a person to feed the fire. 650 more words

GM Re-Evaluates India Investment, New Car Platform on Hold

General Motors is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to India as it re-assesses its strategy in the country, according to company officials. 412 more words