Canadian Motor Industry at Full Stretch
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PRODUCTION schedules to meet the needs of British and Canadian Armed Forces will keep the motor industry of Canada at top speed throughout 1941, according to officials of the Department of Munitions and Supply. Orders which have been placed, or which are in negotiation, will call for an output of more than 400 units per day for Canada and the United Kingdom alone. .The actual output of Canadian motor factories will, however, be much greater than that figure, as large numbers of miIi tary vehicles are being built for -other Empire governments.
Officials could not reveal the exact number of vehicles to be produced this year, but Great Britain will take the bulk of them.
Canadian plants are making .military vehicles in eight models and of more. than 30 types. Lorries are built in several sizes„with those known as " 3-tonners " predominating. Many vehicles are especially designed for specific purposes, such as wireless units, machine shops and aircraft vehicles.