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Government money to Ontario auto parts maker will ensure jobs

Government money to Ontario auto parts maker will ensure jobs

Canada’s second-largest auto parts maker, Linamar, has agreed to maintain a minimum of 6,870 jobs at its Ontario facilities in exchange for an investment of just over $101 million by the provincial and federal governments. Combined with the Guelph company’s own commitment, the total investment by Linamar will be over $500 million. Linamar s expanding…Continue Reading

NASA and Nissan to build autonomous vehicles together

NASA and Nissan to build autonomous vehicles together

Many common devices, especially medical ones, that we take for granted today were once thought highly innovative, even futuristic. The US space agency NASA has been responsible for quite a few of these, including some types of artificial limbs, infrared ear thermometers, the so-called space blanket and the use of LEDs in medical therapies. Quite…Continue Reading

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