Governments Praised for Agreement on New International Trade Crossing

TORONTO, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) praised today's announcement by Prime Minister Harper and Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, that an agreement had been reached to move forward and build a second crossing over the Detroit River.

"This project has been a long time coming and is overdue," said David Adams, President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC).  "Because of the significant volume of the nation's trade that flows through the Detroit-Windsor trade corridor, along with the forecasted doubling in truck traffic over the next couple of decades, a new crossing is essential," added Adams.  "Our own members rely on this gateway for tens of thousands of vehicles to meet the needs of Canadian consumers, along with significant quantities of automotive parts for Canadian operations," said Adams

The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada is the national industry association representing the interests of fifteen member companies engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution and servicing of light duty vehicles in Canada. AIAMC membership includes BMW Canada Inc., Honda Canada Inc., Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Kia Canada Inc., Jaguar Land Rover Canada ULC, Mazda Canada Inc., Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc., Nissan Canada Inc., Porsche Cars Canada Ltd., Subaru Canada, Inc., Suzuki Canada Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., and Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.

For further information:

David C. Adams
President
(416) 595-8251 x1222
dadams@aiamc.com