STERLING HEIGHTS, MI—FCA US LLC won a $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at its assembly plant here as it prepares to build the next generation of the Ram 1500 pickup. The automaker began a $1.5 billion project to retool the facility in July.
OSHAWA, ON—Canadian auto workers union Unifor has a tentative contract agreement with General Motors Co. that not only breathes new life into the at-risk Oshawa Assembly Plant east of Toronto, but signifies a testament to the importance of the automotive industry across Canada.
TORONTO—Unifor has selected General Motors as the company with which it will set a pattern for negotiating new labor contracts with the Detroit Three automakers. The Canadian union’s current contracts with the companies expire Sept. 19.
DEARBORN, MI—Ford plans to eventually shift all North American small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico, CEO Mark Fields told investors last week, even though the company’s production investments in Mexico have become a lightning rod for controversy in the presidential election.