The Truth About Cars » Windsor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Canada, Ontario Governments Kick in Millions for Toyota Plant Upgrades http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/canada-kicks-millions-toyota-plant-upgrades/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/canada-kicks-millions-toyota-plant-upgrades/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1130465 Federal and provincial governments in Canada have offered more than $100 million (USD $77 million) for improvements to the Cambridge and Woodstock plants, CTV news is reporting. The incentives are part of a $421 million (USD $323 million) investment that will be used for light metal stamping in Woodstock, which makes the RAV4, and plant improvements […]

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Federal and provincial governments in Canada have offered more than $100 million (USD $77 million) for improvements to the Cambridge and Woodstock plants, CTV news is reporting. The incentives are part of a $421 million (USD $323 million) investment that will be used for light metal stamping in Woodstock, which makes the RAV4, and plant improvements […]

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Survival Of Canadian Auto Industry Hinging On FCA Brampton Reinvestment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/survival-of-canadian-auto-industry-hinging-on-fca-brampton-reinvestment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/survival-of-canadian-auto-industry-hinging-on-fca-brampton-reinvestment/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092793 The fate of Canada’s auto industry is linked to whether or not the nation’s leaders can convince FCA to reinvest into its Brampton, Ontario facility. The Brampton Assembly plant is home to three of FCA’s biggest draws, the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger. Yet, the high rate of production and quality found there […]

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The fate of Canada’s auto industry is linked to whether or not the nation’s leaders can convince FCA to reinvest into its Brampton, Ontario facility. The Brampton Assembly plant is home to three of FCA’s biggest draws, the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger. Yet, the high rate of production and quality found there […]

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Windsor Assembly Plant Readying For Extensive Renovation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/windsor-assembly-plant-readying-extensive-renovation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/windsor-assembly-plant-readying-extensive-renovation/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=996594 FCA US’ Windsor Assembly Plant is about to undergo the most extensive renovation since the 1980s, all to ready the plant for the automaker’s new minivan. Detroit Free Press reports the plant will be shutdown for 14 weeks between mid-February through late May so that 1,500 employees and 50 contractors remake 80 percent of the […]

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FCA US’ Windsor Assembly Plant is about to undergo the most extensive renovation since the 1980s, all to ready the plant for the automaker’s new minivan. Detroit Free Press reports the plant will be shutdown for 14 weeks between mid-February through late May so that 1,500 employees and 50 contractors remake 80 percent of the […]

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Editorial: A Tale Of Two Cities http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/editorial-tale-two-cities/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/editorial-tale-two-cities/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:03:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=943617 Two weeks ago, residents of the Windsor, Ontario region learned that Ford would not be bringing a new engine program to the two Ford assembly plants in the area. Although the small engine program was a long-shot from the start (it had apparently been destined for Mexico, but union officials tried to “steal it away”), […]

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Two weeks ago, residents of the Windsor, Ontario region learned that Ford would not be bringing a new engine program to the two Ford assembly plants in the area. Although the small engine program was a long-shot from the start (it had apparently been destined for Mexico, but union officials tried to “steal it away”), […]

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Editorial: The Game Changer That Never Was http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/editorial-game-changer-never/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/editorial-game-changer-never/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:21:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=937138   For months, news of new investment at Ford’s two engine plants in Windsor, Ontario has been making the rounds. The supposed story was that Windsor would get a new family of small, fuel-efficient engines, and possibly even hybrid powertrains. The (wishful) thinking was that the profitable assembly of these powertrains might lead to small […]

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  For months, news of new investment at Ford’s two engine plants in Windsor, Ontario has been making the rounds. The supposed story was that Windsor would get a new family of small, fuel-efficient engines, and possibly even hybrid powertrains. The (wishful) thinking was that the profitable assembly of these powertrains might lead to small […]

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Chrysler Shutting Windsor Plant For 12 Weeks To Re-Tool For “Stunning” Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-shutting-windsor-plant-12-weeks-re-tool-stunning-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-shutting-windsor-plant-12-weeks-re-tool-stunning-minivan/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=921442 In preparation for a “stunning” new minivan, Chrysler will shut their Windsor, Ontario assembly plant for three months to re-tool for the all new vehicle, expected to be sold exclusively as a Chrysler Town & Country. According to the Windsor Star, Chrysler is investigating how to run the plant flat out so that there is enough […]

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In preparation for a “stunning” new minivan, Chrysler will shut their Windsor, Ontario assembly plant for three months to re-tool for the all new vehicle, expected to be sold exclusively as a Chrysler Town & Country. According to the Windsor Star, Chrysler is investigating how to run the plant flat out so that there is enough […]

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Chrysler Minivan Plant Hiring, Outsiders Need Not Apply http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chrysler-minivan-plant-hiring-outsiders-need-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chrysler-minivan-plant-hiring-outsiders-need-apply/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:03:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895170 Chrysler will hire 60 workers at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, but only candidates referred by current union workers will be considered for the jobs. The Globe and Mail is reporting that only current Windsor employees can refer potential candidates for the open positions, which will be subject to a lower tier wage for the […]

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Chrysler will hire 60 workers at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, but only candidates referred by current union workers will be considered for the jobs. The Globe and Mail is reporting that only current Windsor employees can refer potential candidates for the open positions, which will be subject to a lower tier wage for the […]

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Windsor Assembly Re-Tooling For Next Generation Chrysler Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/windsor-assembly-re-tooling-for-next-generation-chrysler-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/windsor-assembly-re-tooling-for-next-generation-chrysler-minivan/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:29:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=855937 Chrysler will re-tool their Windsor Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country, effectively securing the plant’s future for years to come. According to The Windsor Star, the re-tooling, which will begin in February and last for 13 weeks, will almost certainly transform the plant into one that is capable of building vehicles […]

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Chrysler will re-tool their Windsor Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country, effectively securing the plant’s future for years to come. According to The Windsor Star, the re-tooling, which will begin in February and last for 13 weeks, will almost certainly transform the plant into one that is capable of building vehicles […]

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Re-Tooling Could Give Clues To Chrysler Minivan Plant’s Fate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/re-tooling-could-give-clues-to-chrysler-minivan-plants-fate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/re-tooling-could-give-clues-to-chrysler-minivan-plants-fate/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 10:30:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=827386 While the exact location of the next Chrysler minivan is still up in the air, some clues as to whether it will stay in Windsor, Ontario could be found in the plant’s re-tooling time. According to the Windsor Star, Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo said that there could be “about a two to three-month […]

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While the exact location of the next Chrysler minivan is still up in the air, some clues as to whether it will stay in Windsor, Ontario could be found in the plant’s re-tooling time. According to the Windsor Star, Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo said that there could be “about a two to three-month […]

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Marchionne Closes Chapter On Canadian Minivan Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/marchionne-closes-chapter-on-canadian-minivan-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/marchionne-closes-chapter-on-canadian-minivan-plant/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:01:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=773825 While celebrating the successful turnaround for Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Sterling Heights, Mich. plant, CEO Sergio Marchionne proclaimed the issue of upgrades made to the Windsor, Ont. plant with help from Canadian federal and provincial governments one no longer worth discussing. Automotive News reports FCA pulled out of discussions with Canada over a $2 billion upgrade […]

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While celebrating the successful turnaround for Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Sterling Heights, Mich. plant, CEO Sergio Marchionne proclaimed the issue of upgrades made to the Windsor, Ont. plant with help from Canadian federal and provincial governments one no longer worth discussing. Automotive News reports FCA pulled out of discussions with Canada over a $2 billion upgrade […]

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Editorial: Marchionne Settles On Minivan Plant Location http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-marchionne-settles-on-minivan-plant-location/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-marchionne-settles-on-minivan-plant-location/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:24:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=763545 UPDATE: Mere minutes after our prior editorial was published  Chrysler announced that they will be withdrawing their request for funding from the Canadian government, and “…confirmed its intention to begin to allocate to our Windsor, Ontario plant the development and industrialization of the next “people carrier” architecture (the so-called next minivan and derivatives)”  We are […]

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UPDATE: Mere minutes after our prior editorial was published  Chrysler announced that they will be withdrawing their request for funding from the Canadian government, and “…confirmed its intention to begin to allocate to our Windsor, Ontario plant the development and industrialization of the next “people carrier” architecture (the so-called next minivan and derivatives)”  We are […]

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Editorial: A Radical Solution To Canada’s Auto Industry Investment Problem http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/editorial-a-radical-solution-to-canadas-auto-industry-investment-problem/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/editorial-a-radical-solution-to-canadas-auto-industry-investment-problem/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:17:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=748889 FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne took to The Globe and Mail‘s editorial pages to make his case for government investment in Chrysler’s assembly plants in Canada. Marchionne is seeking government funds to upgrade the Brampton plant (which builds Chrysler’s rear-drive cars) and the Windsor plant (which builds minivans, and would be upgraded as a flexible plant) as […]

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FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne took to The Globe and Mail‘s editorial pages to make his case for government investment in Chrysler’s assembly plants in Canada. Marchionne is seeking government funds to upgrade the Brampton plant (which builds Chrysler’s rear-drive cars) and the Windsor plant (which builds minivans, and would be upgraded as a flexible plant) as […]

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Canadian Government Funds Would Safeguard Windsor For 30 Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/canadian-government-funds-would-safeguard-windsor-for-30-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/canadian-government-funds-would-safeguard-windsor-for-30-years/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:07:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=740633 On the heels of reports that put a $3.6 billion pricetag on Chrysler’s investment at two Canadian plants, another Canadian outlet is reporting that the money would ensure the future of the two plants for decades to come. The Windsor Star, citing well-placed sources, claims that the Brampton Assembly Plant that builds the Chrysler 300 […]

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On the heels of reports that put a $3.6 billion pricetag on Chrysler’s investment at two Canadian plants, another Canadian outlet is reporting that the money would ensure the future of the two plants for decades to come. The Windsor Star, citing well-placed sources, claims that the Brampton Assembly Plant that builds the Chrysler 300 […]

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Editorial: Canada’s Auto Industry Is Hooked On Subsidies, And It Won’t End Well http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/editorial-chryslers-investment-demands-prove-that-canadas-auto-industry-is-hooked-on-subsidies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/editorial-chryslers-investment-demands-prove-that-canadas-auto-industry-is-hooked-on-subsidies/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=739225 Just a few short years after the Canadian and Ontario government bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, a familiar scenario is playing out along Highway 401. Chrysler is reported to be negotiating with both the Ontario and Canadian federal government regarding subsidies for their Windsor assembly plant that builds the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town […]

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Just a few short years after the Canadian and Ontario government bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, a familiar scenario is playing out along Highway 401. Chrysler is reported to be negotiating with both the Ontario and Canadian federal government regarding subsidies for their Windsor assembly plant that builds the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town […]

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Piston Slap: Escalading on Thin Ice? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-escalading-on-thin-ice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-escalading-on-thin-ice/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:58:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=641137 William (no longer TTAC’s tiburon_guy) writes: Hey Buddy, I am no longer tiburon_guy since we sold it (sad face – SM) but I do have a question that a friend asked me about. He has a 2002 Escalade EXT he bought new (demo actually, 300 miles on it) now it’s at 60k and overall no […]

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William (no longer TTAC’s tiburon_guy) writes: Hey Buddy, I am no longer tiburon_guy since we sold it (sad face – SM) but I do have a question that a friend asked me about. He has a 2002 Escalade EXT he bought new (demo actually, 300 miles on it) now it’s at 60k and overall no […]

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A Bleak Forecast For Canada’s Auto Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-bleak-forecast-for-canadas-auto-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-bleak-forecast-for-canadas-auto-industry/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:46:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=606057 The Globe and Mail‘s Greg Keenan reported some bleak news for Canada’s auto industry today, with Canada’s auto manufacturing output set to decline by as much as 25 percent by 2020. While Canada built over 2.4 million vehicles in 2012, that number is expected to drop to 1.8 million by 2020, according to a report […]

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The Globe and Mail‘s Greg Keenan reported some bleak news for Canada’s auto industry today, with Canada’s auto manufacturing output set to decline by as much as 25 percent by 2020. While Canada built over 2.4 million vehicles in 2012, that number is expected to drop to 1.8 million by 2020, according to a report […]

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Ecoboost May Put The Squeeze On Ford’s Canadian Engine Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ecoboost-may-put-the-squeeze-on-fords-canadian-engine-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ecoboost-may-put-the-squeeze-on-fords-canadian-engine-plants/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:16:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479458 Ford’s plan to ramp up production of their Ecoboost engines may negatively impact the Blue Oval’s Essex engine plant in Windsor, Ontario. The Essex plant, which currently employes 800 workers and operates with three shifts, is in danger of moving to two shifts as Ford’s V8 engines are increasingly replaced by the forced-induction 4-cylinder engines. […]

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Ford’s plan to ramp up production of their Ecoboost engines may negatively impact the Blue Oval’s Essex engine plant in Windsor, Ontario. The Essex plant, which currently employes 800 workers and operates with three shifts, is in danger of moving to two shifts as Ford’s V8 engines are increasingly replaced by the forced-induction 4-cylinder engines. […]

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Parts Shortage Shuts Chrysler Minivan Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/parts-shortage-shuts-chrysler-minivan-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/parts-shortage-shuts-chrysler-minivan-plant/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:33:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478421 A parts shortage has resulted in a shutdown at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. The Windsor Star reports that that Wednesday’s shifts have been cancelled, and Thursday production will go ahead on a shift-by-shift basis. 2011 saw multiple parts related shutdowns at Windsor. Windsor produces about […]

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A parts shortage has resulted in a shutdown at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. The Windsor Star reports that that Wednesday’s shifts have been cancelled, and Thursday production will go ahead on a shift-by-shift basis. 2011 saw multiple parts related shutdowns at Windsor. Windsor produces about […]

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Volkswagen Routan Not Dead Yet, Just On A Long Hiatus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/volkswagen-routan-not-dead-yet-just-on-a-long-hiatus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/volkswagen-routan-not-dead-yet-just-on-a-long-hiatus/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:26:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470599 Despite rumors of its impending demise, the Volkswagen Routan will apparently resume production in summer 2013. But the big question is why Volkswagen will have halted production of the Chrysler-based minivan for nearly a year? Automotive News spoke to VW’s Scott Vazin regarding the Routan, with the news outlet reporting that VW plans “to offer […]

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Despite rumors of its impending demise, the Volkswagen Routan will apparently resume production in summer 2013. But the big question is why Volkswagen will have halted production of the Chrysler-based minivan for nearly a year? Automotive News spoke to VW’s Scott Vazin regarding the Routan, with the news outlet reporting that VW plans “to offer […]

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Junkyard Find: 1957 Chrysler Windsor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1957-chrysler-windsor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1957-chrysler-windsor/#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460148 It has been a while since I shared any photographs from the Brain Melting Colorado Yard, so let’s return to the amazing yard near Colorado Springs that gave us the Horizon Blue ’49 Kaiser and the ’41 Nash Airflyte. Here’s a ’57 Chrysler that’s destined to be shipped to Sweden in the near future. The […]

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It has been a while since I shared any photographs from the Brain Melting Colorado Yard, so let’s return to the amazing yard near Colorado Springs that gave us the Horizon Blue ’49 Kaiser and the ’41 Nash Airflyte. Here’s a ’57 Chrysler that’s destined to be shipped to Sweden in the near future. The […]

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CAW Looking To Add New Product At Ford’s Windsor Engine Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-looking-to-add-new-product-at-fords-windsor-engine-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-looking-to-add-new-product-at-fords-windsor-engine-plant/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2012 17:09:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459456 Conventional wisdom would have it that the CAW is looking to ensure the future of Ford’s Oakville plant. The Flex and Edge are built at the facility, and there has been a heated debate over whether the government of Ontario should invest money into the plant to help secure new product. But according to the […]

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Conventional wisdom would have it that the CAW is looking to ensure the future of Ford’s Oakville plant. The Flex and Edge are built at the facility, and there has been a heated debate over whether the government of Ontario should invest money into the plant to help secure new product. But according to the […]

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Supplier Issues Shut Windsor Until February, GM Adds Overtime At Arlington http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/supplier-issues-shut-windsor-until-february-gm-adds-overtime-at-arlington/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/supplier-issues-shut-windsor-until-february-gm-adds-overtime-at-arlington/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:02:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342744 Automotive News [sub] quotes CAW President Ken Lawenza as saying “supplier challenges” have shut down production of the Chrysler Group’s minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler confirmed that the plant would be closed until February 1, but refused to elaborate on the circumstances. According to Lawenza, “the reason is because if a supplier never lived […]

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Automotive News [sub] quotes CAW President Ken Lawenza as saying “supplier challenges” have shut down production of the Chrysler Group’s minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler confirmed that the plant would be closed until February 1, but refused to elaborate on the circumstances. According to Lawenza, “the reason is because if a supplier never lived […]

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Chrysler Plans Another Long Vacation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/chrysler-plans-another-long-vacation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/chrysler-plans-another-long-vacation/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2009 19:03:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338118 Having planned to idle production plants for a mere ten days over the winter break, Chrysler is responding to weak sales by extending the holiday shutdown of several plants to three weeks or more. The WSJ reports that Chrysler’s Windsor and Brampton plants (minivans, 300/Charger/Challenger) will shut down starting December 21 and will idle through […]

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Having planned to idle production plants for a mere ten days over the winter break, Chrysler is responding to weak sales by extending the holiday shutdown of several plants to three weeks or more. The WSJ reports that Chrysler’s Windsor and Brampton plants (minivans, 300/Charger/Challenger) will shut down starting December 21 and will idle through […]

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