Canadian union has the solution for GM’s Equinox and Terrain shortage

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

To ease the shortage of Chevrolet Equinoxes and GMC Terrains, the Canadian Auto Workers has proposed a plan for General Motors Co. to build the models in Oshawa, Ontario.

North American President Mark Reuss said that to make more crossovers that are currently being assembled in Ingersoll, Ontario, GM may add production or reopen plants.

After emerging from bankruptcy, GM was left owning two idled plants that don'´t have plans for products: Spring Hill, Tenn. and Janesville, Wis. CAW President Ken Lewenza suggested that GM intensify its crossover production at Oshawa, located about 125 miles from Ingersoll.

In an interview with Automotive News, Lewenza said that over 1,000 CAW workers are on layoff at that plant. However, more than two-thirds are scheduled to return to work in the first quarter.

Lewenza said that GM executives reacted to the CAW's idea by saying that all chances to increase production are being considered. Company spokeswoman Kim Carpenter said that details on those discussions are private.

The Chevrolet Impala and Camaro are assembled in Oshawa. In the first quarter of 2011, Oshawa will add a shift and hire up to 700 workers to produce the Buick Regal sedan.

The Ingersoll plant already has three shifts, and it operates three Saturdays a month. The Automotive News Data Center revealed that even with this boosted production, the Equinox had a 33-day supply at the start of March while the Terrain had a 29-day supply. These fall short of the 60 days considered normal[via autonews - sub. required]

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