RAYMOND, OH—Honda will invest $53 million to build two new data centers here. The buildings will be home to Honda associates focused on product quality in the marketplace, increasing the company’s capability to study and respond to customer feedback more quickly and efficiently.
With all the hype surrounding self-driving cars these days, steering wheels seem a bit archaic. Some experts claim the humble device will soon find itself alongside bench seats, carburetors, chrome bumpers, hubcaps and other relics of the past.
TORONTO—Canadian auto workers union Unifor announced a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Co. nearly 30 minutes past an 11:59 p.m. Monday strike deadline that includes wage gains for workers and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.
DETROIT—Automotive supplier Gestamp North America Inc. will invest $158 million to expand its assembly plants in Chelsea, MI, and Mason, MI, and invest $700,000 at its North American headquarters in Troy, MI. Its plans include a new chassis assembly line, paint line and press-hardening line in Chelsea and a new 150,000-square-foot facility to house a new laser-cutting cell in Mason. The plants will gain 235 new jobs, while the project in Troy will create 60 new jobs.
OSHAWA, ON—Up to 100 people will be hired early next year at General Motors’ assembly plant here, thanks to a boost in Chevy Equinox production and the new four-year tentative contract reached last month. MORE