Why the North American auto industry is in trouble


From Richard Patton
This is a video of a new Ford plant in Brazil.
Talk about “just in time” inventory controls.
No wonder the North American auto industry is in big trouble.
One look at this and you will be able to tell why there will probably never be another one built
in the USA or Canada.
It will also point out why more assembly plants will go offshore.
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Pay attention to the last few words. It says a lot!

Lack of will leaves city absent at table


Ian McCallum

Ian McCallum


Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis braved the elements. So did Woodstock Mayor Michael Harding and Mayor Mel Veale from snowbound Strathroy.
Anne Marie DeCicco-Best from London was also in attendance, as 22 mayors from across Ontario met in Toronto last Friday to discuss the battered automotive sector.
Conspicuous by his absence was Mayor Cliff Barwick who, along with Economic Development Corporation CEO Bob Wheeler, begged off attending because of the threat of snow, which never materialized in this area. Continue reading