GM to close one of the two lines at its Oshawa assembly plant

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 5, 2012

One of the two lines at General Motors Co.’s Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant will be closed by June 1, 2013. The original plan was for the consolidated assembly line, which has about 2,000 workers, to cease production in 2008. GM announced this in November 2005. GM said that the output was extended because of the demand for the Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Equinox crossover.

GM said that it’s still too early to make an accurate prediction of how the jobs will be affected by these scheduling actions. Canada communications director Faye Roberts said that the company has been notified b y the Canadian Auto Workers employees that one of three shifts on the consolidated line will be removed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

A second shift will be halted in the first quarter of 2013 and the consolidated line will cease totally when production of the existing generation Chevrolet Impala ends, which is likely to happen in June 2013. The Oshawa plant's second assembly line, a flex line, makes the Chevrolet Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS. Beginning in 2013, this will serve as a manufacturing location for the next generation Chevrolet Impala.

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