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Ford Motor to Help 3M and GE Healthcare Expand Respirator and Ventilator Production

Ford employees are helping 3M to increase the manufacturing capacity of 3M’s powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designs, as well as developing a new design using parts from both companies to meet the surge demand for first responders and health care workers. This new respirator could be produced in a Ford facility by UAW workers. Continue reading

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Ford Stops Production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam

Ford is changing its original IMG production schedule and will temporarily suspend production market-by-market. Continue reading

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Cooper Tire Stops Manufacturing in the Americas

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced it will shut down its tire manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico to protect the health and safety of employees and respond to market demand that has been declining by the coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. heads into a recession. Continue reading

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GM to Provide Logistical Support for Ventilator Production

“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.” Continue reading

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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Delayed to October 2020

BMW will continue to monitor the development of the spread of the coronavirus and expects a final confirmation this June. Continue reading

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Ford Britain Shuts Dagenham and Bridgend Engine Plants

This means production at Dagenham Engine Plant in east London will temporarily cease from Monday, March 23. Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales will temporarily cease production from the end of the day on Wednesday, March 25. Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company Stops South American Production

Effective from 23 March in Brazil and 25 March in Argentina, this action “adjusts the production volumes to the lower consumer demand due to this unprecedented situation.” Continue reading

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Nissan Stops US production as COVID-19 Expands

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Continue reading

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Toyota: New Paint Atomizer with 95% Coating Efficiency

The newly developed airless painter, said to be the first of its kind in the world, achieves more than 95% coating efficiency. Continue reading

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Drivers Boot Your Computers for IMSA Racing

The real Mobil 1 Twelve Hours has been rescheduled to the weekend of Nov. 11-14, but IMSA will simulate action from Sebring International Raceway via an iRacing 90-minute online affair with drivers playing video racing. Continue reading

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General Motors to Stop North American Production

General Motors executives have finally done the sales and public health math and listened to the UAW and Unifor labor groups and confirmed it will begin a systematic suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions and to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people. The suspension will last until at least March 30. Production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that. Continue reading

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Ford Stops North American Production

The UAW had urged immediate closings this past weekend, but Ford executives refused to do so during the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force along General Motors and Fiat Chrysler management. Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to Suspend Production

In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company this suspension will be followed by an already-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown. Continue reading

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Porsche Stops Production Due to The Coronavirus

In addition to suspending production, Porsche has decided on a number of “intensified” measures: there is a ban on business travel, for example, ‘mobile working’ has been greatly extended, and meetings will now take place only by video or conference calls. Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Agnelli Companies Respond to the Crisis

In a statement issued today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agnelli Family and its Companies have put in place a series of measures, in coordination with the Italian Civil Protection Department. Continue reading

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