Yearly Archives: 2016

Automotive Manufacturing versus Automotive Service Jobs

Automotive manufacturing employment tends to be the topic of great debate in politics and everyday media. If a factory closes down in Canada and production of a vehicle is moved elsewhere, those manufacturing jobs tend to be lost forever. On the other hand, automotive service jobs are less concerning in this regard largely due to […]

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Safety Values

The two primary challenges that any vehicle company faces in a given year involves either selling more product and gaining more market share or handling miss-matches in the market. While some trends are reasonably predictable no forecast is perfect. As a result OEMs have developed tools to combat slow moving product sitting in inventory. In […]

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The Unifor Labour Agreements

Automotive manufacturing and investments in the manufacturing industry present in Ontario continue to be important issues as the trend for manufacturing seems to move further and further away in recent years. Speaking on the recent labour agreement between General Motors, FCA and Unifor, Dennis illuminates the environment going into the negotiations, the concerns and thought […]

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Why ICE is Still Hot!

In this month’s observation’s Dennis speaks about the various reports from government sources which state that millions of Canadians will be driving a non-conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle by 2030. Quebec is implementing a zero emission mandate and some other provinces are encouraging consumers to move away from ICE vehicles. To date Canadians have […]

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Original Equipment Parts Outlook

The original equipment parts sector plays a vital role in the Canadian automotive industry from all perspectives, be it employment, shipments or technological innovation. However, coverage and analysis of this segment tends to be fairly limited and niche specific compared to the more visible new vehicle sales and vehicle assembly side of the market. In […]

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