Michigan, which for decades considered auto making its right, is poised to suffer another blow. For the first time in decades, and possibly in the history of the auto industry, Michigan will not be the top North America vehicle-producing state or province. Ontario, Canada, will beat out Michigan by some 89,000 units in 2004. Ward’s production estimates show Ontario ending the year with production of 2.70 million vehicles, compared with Michigan’s 2.61 million units. It likely will be a ...

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