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January – GM adds second shift at Oshawa Assembly

After bringing production back to Oshawa Assembly Plant in November, General Motors is adding a second shift to production.

February – Quebec partners on first IBM Quantum System in Canada

The Government of Quebec and IBM announced plans to launch the Quebec-IBM Discovery Accelerator.

March – Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to establish lithium-ion battery production plant in Canada

Stellantis N.V. and LG Energy Solution will jointly invest over $5 billion to establish a lithium-ion EV battery manufacturing facility in Windsor, Canada.

April – GM Canada investing $2 billion in Ontario plants

The Canadian Technical Centre’s McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa, was the scene for GM Canada to announce it is investing over $2 billion to transform its manufacturing operations.

May – De Havilland Canada launches firefighter aircraft

De Havilland Aircraft Canada launched the DHC-515 Firefighter program.

June – Proposed solar panel glass plant for Selkirk nearing `shovel ready’ status

A proposed manufacturing facility in the city of Selkirk that would be the only one of its kind in North America is one step closer to becoming a reality.

July – Canadian Government invests in Toronto solar company

The Government of Canada is investing $4 million into Clear Blue Technologies.

August – Ford cutting 3,000 white collar jobs in bid to lower costs

About 3,000 white-collar workers at Ford Motor Co. will lose their jobs as the company cuts costs.

September – Ontario to build first large-scale EV battery plant

LG Energy Solution and Stellantis joined forces to build the province’s first large-scale electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant.

October – WestJet and the Government of Alberta partner

WestJet Group and the Government of Alberta announced its partnership, focused on advancing aviation across the province.

November – Toyota starts Canadian production of the 2023 SUV

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada started producing the fifth generation of the Lexus RX luxury SUV.

December – Boeing’s last 747 to roll out of Washington state factory

After more than half a century, the last Boeing 747 rolled out of a Washington state factory on Tuesday.
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BrightDrop Zevo 600 rolls off the line at CAMI

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Clean technology in manufacturing

PLANT held a roundtable looking at the adoption of clean technology in the manufacturing space, focusing on how manufacturers can be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. » Read more

Honda invests in Ontario manufacturing plants

Honda of Canada Mfg. will invest $1.38 billion over six years to upgrade its Alliston, Ontario, manufacturing plants. » Read more

Strategies organizations should look for in modern-day hiring

A recent trend, “The Great Resignation”, has left employers desperate to hire. » Read more