While North American auto makers adjust to slowing demand by cutting costs, closing plants and reducing shifts, production-capacity losses and gains among states and provinces in the region will seesaw between now and 2012. Ontario, Canada, will reign as the capacity leader as 2007 closes. However, the Canadian province over the next five years is expected to cede the title to Michigan. By 2012, Michigan – with only a minor 3.1% capacity expansion – will outpace Ontario, due to the ...
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