GM to lose a week of crossover production due to parts shortage

GM to lose a week of crossover production due to parts shortage


Jamie LaReau
Automotive News | October 28, 2009 – 4:58 pm EST

 

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is shutting down its plant in Delta Township, Mich., for one week starting Monday, Nov. 2, because of a “critical parts shortage,” a GM spokeswoman said today.

GM builds the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia crossovers there. GM is also retooling it to add Chevrolet Traverse production.

GM builds about 900 Enclaves and Acadias a day, or about 3,600 in a four-day, 10-hour-shift week. The plant is on a two-shift schedule, said Heidi Magyar, GM spokeswoman.

About 2,700 hourly and salaried employees will be laid off for the week. Some skilled trades workers will continue to retool the plant for the Traverse.

“At this time we anticipate only being down one week,” Magyar says. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and notify employees.”

Magyar declined to say which critical part or supplier was causing the problem.

According to the Automotive News data center, as of Oct. 1 GM had a 63-day supply of Enclaves and a 94-day supply of Acadias.

Share
Seniority Lists
Recent Posts!
Bargaining Committee

Chairman
Mike Herron
President
Tim Stannard
Zone at Large – 1st
Danny Taylor
Zone at Large – 2nd
Mark Wilkerson
Committeepersons
Joe McClure
Chad Poynor
Steve Roberts
Derek Lewis
Bill Cundiff
Kirk Zebbs
Don Numinen
Jay Minella
Danny Bragg
Chris Hill
Rashad Thomas
Keith Oswald
Chris Brown

1853 Officers

President
Tim Stannard
Chairman
Mike Herron
Vice President
Darrell DeJean
Financial Secretary
Mark Wunderlin
Recording Secretary
Peggy Mullins
Trustee (3)
Jay Lowe
Dave Clements
Dave Spare
Sgt. at Arms
David C Spare
Guide
Ashley Holloway
E-Board at Large (2)
David Ryder
Steve Roberts
GM Unit Chair
Mike Herron
Leadec Unit Chair
Larry Poole
Ryder Unit Chair
Patrick Linck
AFV Unit Chair
Neil Osborne
Retiree Chair
Mike Martinez

Get Text Alerts



asdasdsd

*Standard text messaging rates may apply from your carrier