December 7, 1989 |
General Motors of Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that it was temporarily shutting down some Canadian assembly and parts plants in early January because of soft vehicle demand mostly in the United States. About 17,700 workers would be affected, the company said. Nick Hall, GM of Canada spokesman, said by telephone that the company's two car assembly plants in Oshawa and its full-size van plant in Scarborough, all in Ontario, would be closed for the week of Jan. 2. He also said the Ste.
October 24, 1989 |
Range Rover of North America Inc. said it will establish a Canadian subsidiary to market its British-built four-wheel-drive luxury vehicle by mid-1990. The decision to enter the Canadian market follows three years of sales in the United States, which has become the largest export market for Range Rover, the Lanham, Md., company said.
February 2, 1989 |
Hyundai, the South Korean auto maker, will build mid-size cars for Chrysler at Hyundai's new Canadian assembly plant beginning in the spring of 1991, Chrysler said. Under a preliminary agreement announced Tuesday, the South Korean firm plans to supply Chrysler with 30,000 four-door sedans a year from its plant in Bromont, Quebec.
August 10, 1988 |
Hyundai Motor Co., which became the leading supplier of low-priced cars in the United States just two years after its debut, is planning a move into more upscale markets. Hyundai, South Korea's largest car maker whose subcompact Excel is the best-selling import in the United States, last week started marketing domestically a new Sonata model aimed at competing directly with popular compact cars in the United States.
September 18, 1987 |
Chrysler Corp. and union negotiators agreed Thursday on a new contract that could send some of the company's 10,000 striking workers back to the assembly lines by the weekend and head off more layoffs at U.S. plants. The Canadian Auto Workers union announced the proposed settlement shortly after meeting with the company, whose Canadian workers walked off the job at four assembly and parts plants in Ontario province when their two-year contract expired at midnight Monday.