Manufacturing
UPDATED: 9/19/17 3:53 pm ET - adds details

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.

UPDATED: 9/19/17 10:28 am ET - adds details
Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record global sales, according to reports from Reuters and a local newspaper.

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Working closely with suppliers pays

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.

UPDATED: 9/18/17 11:11 am ET - corrected
GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

Canadian workers assembling GM's top-selling crossover are on strike. Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said Sunday night that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.

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