GM Oshawa's fate hinges on 2016 contract talks, says carmaker – Windsor Star (blog)
Oshawa ExpressGM Oshawa's fate hinges on 2016 contract talks, says carmakerWindsor Star (blog)The Ontario government urged General Motors and Unifor Wednesday to “fast track” collective bargaining in a bid to end uncertainty over the future of the automaker's Oshawa assembly plants and its 3,350 hourly employees. “The sooner we can get to a …Broken bones lead to fines for GMOshawa ExpressNo decision on future of Oshawa plants until well into 2016: GMThe Globe and Mail (subscription)all 38 news articles »
Boy Meets World Reunion: Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and William Daniels Come Together Once Again! (eonline)
Who knew this was the season for TV reunions?! Whether it's the actors from The West Wing, Home Improvement or Scrubs, our favorite casts from years ago just can't stay away…
2014 Impala Reveal | IMPALA | CHEVROLET
2014 Impala Reveal | Impala | Chevrolet The Impala is updated for the 2014 model year, with sales and production launched March 4, 2013. The tenth-generation Impala is larger and more upscale than the existing model (sharing the extended Epsilon II platform with the Cadillac XTS) to reduce price overlap between Impala and Malibu, similar to how the Ford Taurus and Ford Fusion are positioned in Ford's lineup. The next generation Impala was launched at the New York Auto show in April 2012. It is being assembled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where the current Impala is produced, and at the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly in the US.
On April 4, 2012, General Motors released a public media article covering the 2014 Chevrolet Impala at the New York International Auto Show. The new Impala is described by General Motors as "a reestablishment of a popular, enduring and iconic nameplate with a new outlook on style, comfort, efficiency, and safety". A new exterior and interior emphasizes Chevrolet's new design direction, and features a more fluid structure with sweeping body contours and a much-improved, flush, and flowing interior according to GM.
When originally planned, the Impala was to be based on the Holden VE Commodore, a rear-wheel drive V8 sedan, and the Impala was to share its chassis with the Chevrolet Camaro in the same Oshawa plant. When plans were scuttled by new federal regulations, GM decided to use the Epsilon II platform that is used on the all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS, in turn, replacing the outgoing Cadillac DTS and Cadillac STS. This means that instead of being a rear-wheel-drive car, the new Impala will still be a front-wheel-drive model like its predecessor. All cars will feature a six-speed automatic transmission with sport and manual shifting modes.
The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced for the 1958 model year. Deriving its name from the southern African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States, competing against the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury when full-size models dominated the market. The Impala was distinguished for many years by its symmetrical triple taillights. The Caprice was introduced as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for the 1965 model year becoming a separate series positioned above the Impala in 1966, which itself remained above the Bel Air and Biscayne. The Impala continued as Chevrolet's most popular full-size model through the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and 1996, Impala was revived as a muscular 5.7-liter V8–powered version of the Caprice Classic sedan. In 2000, the Impala was re-introduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive full-size sedan.
Consumer confidence and home sales surge, hinting at a big 2015 for housing (+video)
New home sales surged 11.6 percent last month to an annualized pace of 481,000, and consumer confidence blew past expectations in January, according to Tuesday reports. After a lackluster 2014, signs are mounting that 2015 could be a year of huge improvement for the housing market.
Woodstock native Steve Carlisle visits Cami plant as president of General … – Norwich Gazette
Norwich GazetteWoodstock native Steve Carlisle visits Cami plant as president of General …Norwich GazetteStarting out on the plant floor as a co-op student at GM's Oshawa Truck Assembly Centre in 1982, Carlisle, who was born and raised in Woodstock, was recently appointed president of the company's Canadian operation. An alumnus of Eastdale Public School …and more »