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Windsor now home to Canada's largest manufacturing workplace

FCA Canada’s Windsor Assembly Plant has grown into Canada’s single-biggest manufacturing facility by employment, and Windsor-Essex has morphed into the country’s automotive “epicentre,” according to a new report.

Apr 25, 2017

With a workforce of 6,000 building Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Pacificas, the Windsor plant last year catapulted ahead of Suncor and Syncrude in Fort McMurray, as well as ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton and the Ford Oakville and Toyota Cambridge auto assembly plants, according to the Automotive Policy Research Centre.

The study concludes that the Canadian auto industry enjoyed “steady growth and stability” in employment and vehicle production during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016.

But in Windsor and Essex County, employment in the automotive industry grew by a whopping 30 per cent between 2012 and 2016, according to APRC project manager Brendan Sweeney, who is also the author of the report...

Read the full article in the Windsor Star