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New Detroit plant means thousands of new Windsor jobs — auto parts boss
Dave Battagello, Windsor Star
March 1, 2019

“Any new plant at full capacity drives about $10 billion of supplies per year,” said Flavio Volpe, president for APMA. “The plant in Detroit will likely create a demand for $2 to $3 billion of parts from southwest Ontario. The closer you are to the plant, the closer you will be in on that $2 or $3 billion.”

“I’m hearing Ontario missed out on this one, but in our business Michigan is Ontario. Sure, you would like to have this in Windsor but Detroit from an operating point of view is sure a lot better than Alabama or (Mexico).”

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Windsor Auto Suppliers poised to benefit from FCA Jeep Plant
Peter Langille
March 1st 2019 – AM800

Auto suppliers in the Windsor area are expected to get a big chunk of the multi-billion dollar investment by Fiat Chrysler in Detroit.

The company has announced a total investment of $4.5-billion to boost production at five existing plants as well as building a new Jeep plant. The new plant comes with a price tag of $1.6-billion and construction should begin later in 2019.

“A plant in Michigan probably means $2-to-$3-billion worth of potential purchases from Ontario. And the closer you are to Michigan, the closer you are to $2-or$3-billion. I think this is a great boon for Windsor especially,” says Volpe.

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