The same battery platform planned for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV will be used for the SilveradoClick image to enlargeGeneral Motors will build its first electric pickup truck at it’s new Factory Zero plant in Detroit.

The Chevy Bolt EV sedan, assembled at the same facility, is currently the company’s only electric mass-market vehicle, but an all-electric Hummer SUV is also in development.

President Mark Reuss announced Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant, formerly named the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of GM’s Ultium platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.

Retail and fleet versions will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand as GM plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025 and earn EV market leadership in North America. The company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 per cent to just 26 months.

Ontario invests in manufacturing businesses

Ontario is helping three companies, two of them in the metal product manufacturing industry, grow their businesses by providing financial support to help them create 46 new jobs and retain 176 existing jobs in Southwestern Ontario.

DiPaolo expands with new hire Terry Kunath

Terry Kunath has joined DiPaolo Machine Tools as an applications engineer.

Welding groups donate to Fort McMurray Red Cross campaign

Several Canadian Welding Association (CWA) chapters and the Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) came together to raise money for the Red Cross Fort McMurray fundraising initiative.

Manufacturing leads August jobs rebound

Employment rose by 246,000 in August, compared with 419,000 in July, according to the latest jobs data from Statistics Canada.

New VP of NA sales at Mate Precision Tooling

Kevin Jordan has joined Mate Precision Tooling as vice president of North American sales.

Canadian auto parts makers team up to builder ventilators

Canada’s biggest three auto suppliers have agreed to assist in the production of ventilators during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. They will assist on three projects that include ventilators built by Thornhill Medical of Toronto, O-Two Medical Technologies of Brampton, Ont.  and General Motors Co. and Ventec Life Systems, which partnered to build ventilators at the GM plant in Indiana.

TRUMPF Laser Tech Center celebrates 20th year

TRUMPF Laser Technology Center celebrated its 20th anniversary during its annual open house in Plymouth Township, MI, on June 7.

Abicor Binzel forms NA agreement with Canadian robotics firm

Abicor Binzel and Canadian robotics company Novarc Technologies, based in Vancouver, BC, have formed a North American sales agreement.

FCA to cut third shift at Windsor Assembly

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant at the end of June 2020, impacting about 1,500 jobs.

CAD/CAM supplier celebrates 25th anniversary

CAD/CAM supplier In-House Solutions, Cambridge celebrated its 25th anniversary recently with a one-day open house on May 10.

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