Stellantis to halt production at Italian car plant in April, union says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Stellantis is seen at the main entrance of the FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin MILAN (Reuters) – Carmaker Stellantis will halt production at its plant in Melfi, southern Italy for the period April 2-12 because of low demand triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, the UILM union said on […]

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Court rejects bid to stop Tesla felling trees for German plant

© Reuters. A view of the Tesla Gigafactory construction site in Gruenheide near Berlin FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court has rejected a bid by environmentalists to halt tree cutting at Tesla (NASDAQ:)’s proposed manufacturing site near Berlin, paving the way for the electric carmaker to proceed with plans to finalise construction of its Gigafactory. […]

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Audi says plant in Mexico remains open, debt dispute denied by company

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Employees work at an Audi Q5 2.0 production line of the German car manufacturer’s plant during a media tour in San Jose Chiapa 2/4 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican auto plant belonging to German carmaker Audi (DE:) remains open and did not close following a dispute over unpaid bills […]

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Macron challenger presses France to save tyre plant

© Reuters. Japan’s Bridgestone to close tire factory in Bethune due to low demand PARIS (Reuters) – France should invest in a Bridgestone (T:) tyre plant threatened with closure, the head of its regional government who plans to run against President Emmanuel Macron in 2022 said on Sunday, ahead of a ministerial visit to the […]

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Coronavirus deaths hit ArcelorMittal plant in Mexico: union

© Reuters. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Twenty-one workers at a steel plant owned by ArcelorMittal (NYSE:) in the Mexican port city of Lazaro Cardenas have died from COVID-19, the steelworkers’ trade union said Saturday. The dead include employees, contractors and suppliers to the plant, said Carlos Solorio, secretary general of the local branch of the […]

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‘Spread out? Where?’ Smithfield says not all plant workers can be socially distanced

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, said workers cannot be socially distant in all areas of its plants, in response to U.S. senators who pressed meatpackers on coronavirus outbreaks in slaughterhouses. Meatpackers are […]

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Tyson Foods will shut U.S. pork plant as more workers catch COVID-19

2/2 © Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Greeley, Colorado 2/2 By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc (N:) said on Thursday it will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic, a month after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered slaughterhouses to stay open to protect the country’s […]

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GM tells Mexico workers it plans May 20 restart at Silao plant

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the GM pickup and transmission plant in Silao MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – General Motors Co (NYSE:) is tentatively planning to restart operations at its auto assembly plant in the Mexican city of Silao on May 20, according to a message to workers seen by Reuters on Sunday, […]

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Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly plant

2/2 © Reuters. U.S. President Trump holds press briefing on the coronavirus response at the White House in Washington 2/2 By Nathan Frandino FREMONT, California (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged that Tesla Inc (O:) be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California, joining CEO Elon Musk’s bid to […]

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Tesla’s Musk says ready for arrest as he reopens California plant against local order

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington 2/2 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (O:) Chief Executive Elon Musk on Monday said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole U.S. vehicle factory, in California, defying an order to […]

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