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post #1 of 10 Old 08-21-2006, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Oshawa gets the Camaro!

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New Camaro to roll off production line in Oshawa

Decision Strengthens Ontario's Position As North America's Leading Automaker OSHAWA, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - General Motors of Canada's decision tomanufacture its new Camaro in Oshawa is a resounding vote of confidence in theprovince and its workers, said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. "This decision is great news for families and businesses in Oshawa whodepend on a strong and vibrant auto sector," said Premier McGuinty. "Oshawa'sworkers are among the most highly skilled and dedicated in the world and we'repleased that GM continues to demonstrate its confidence in our people and ourprovince." Ontario has invested $235 million to support GM's $2.5 billion BeaconProject, which includes the production of the Camaro. Since the project wasannounced last year, it has created over 400 new jobs in Oshawa, Ingersoll andSt. Catharines. The project also supports auto industry research, educationand training in Ontario. Economic Development and Trade Minister Joseph Cordiano joined PremierMcGuinty at the announcement. "Ontario was in stiff competition to produce the Camaro and we've shownthat we can compete and win," said Cordiano. "We are pleased to have played arole in ensuring GM Oshawa is viable into the future." The McGuinty government has aggressively pursued new automotive projectsthrough initiatives like the $500-million Ontario Automotive InvestmentStrategy. The Province's investments in the auto sector have generated nearly$7 billion in investments and retained and created thousands of high-valuejobs.

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TORONTO (Reuters) - GM Canada said on Monday it will build the new Camaro at its plant in Oshawa, Ontario, where workers earlier this year agreed to job cuts to try to secure production of the reborn muscle car.
The automaker said production of the Camaro, a classic muscle car of the 1960s and 1970s, is scheduled to begin in late 2008 with sales expected in the first quarter of 2009.
General Motors (GM.N: Quote) of Canada said changes to its Oshawa plant, which will include a new flexible production line, will cost C$740 million ($661 million).
"The Oshawa car plant has been selected as the plant to manufacture one of GM's most celebrated new vehicles, the Chevrolet Camaro," GM Canada president Arturo Elias said in his announcement that Oshawa had won the contract.
Earlier this year, workers at Oshawa, members of the Canadian Auto Workers union, agreed to 2,500 early retirements to trim operating costs at Oshawa, which is about an hour's drive east of Toronto.

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So much for an American Camaro...
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So much for an American Camaro...
Gone since 1992...

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-21-2006, 08:59 PM
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true, but at least it wil be back. my truck was made there i believe. it was built pretty nice no major complaints.

GOD I'M PSYCHED! lol still can't believe it's really true...ya know, the Camaro is returning and all that.

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I'm glad to see it go to Oshawa.

Yeah, I really was pulling for Wilmington, so the VIN could start with 1 again.

But the quality track record of Oshawa is OUTSTANDING!
So I'm happy with this decision.

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I wonder if that loan deal that GM had w/the Canadian government had any bearing on this decision..........gee "hot dogs, apple pie and....and.....and" ah heck at least we ARE building it!
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I don't care where it is built as long its has an LS7 or better

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