GM announces a third shift at three assembly plants in U.S.

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

To streamline its manufacturing operations, General Motors is adding a third shift at three of its assembly plants. Of those three, one is the Fairfax, Kans. facility that will become the sole provider of the Chevrolet Malibu starting November.

The Orion, Mich. facility, which will no longer be producing the Malibu, is instead retooled to produce a range of small cars for the US. 

The facility located at Ft. Wayne, Ind. facility currently rolls out light-duty full-size pickups, but starting April 2010, a third shift will assemble heavy-duty variants of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models.

Presently, production of these models is split between two plants in Michigan, and one is scheduled to close by the end of this month.

Meanwhile, GM's factory in Lansing, Mich., home to the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave, will be manufacturing the similar Chevrolet Traverse, which was previously built in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In November, Traverse production in Spring Hill will cease. However, the plant will remain on standby until April 2010.

Since production of medium-duty commercial vehicles at the Flint, Mich. plant ended in July, it has extra capacity.

GM plans to invest nearly $21 million in this assembly plant to produce light-duty crew cab versions of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The plant also builds heavy-duty full-size pickups.

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