GM to Boost Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain Production

General Motors today announced that CAMI Automotive will invest around 90 million Canadian dollars in the local plant in order to retool the West Body Shop and increase production of both Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The move will bring back around 150 employees, the company said in a release.

“The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are two of GM’s hottest selling products,”
says Arturo Elias, president, GM Canada. “This investment is an excellent example of what happens when you get the product right. If the product is right, everything else follows – increased production, increased employment and strong market demand.”

General Motors says that production will be boosted by around 40,000 vehicles per year, with the cars to be addressed to the Canadian and the US markets.

“Ontario is a world leader in automotive production and assembly, thanks to our highly skilled workforce and culture of innovation,”
said The Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade. “We applaud the investment made today by CAMI Automotive, and we congratulate the CAMI and GMCL teams, as they continue to contribute to our province’s success.”

“As a major partner in the restructuring of the automotive industry over the past year, I am very encouraged by this investment,” said The Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry. “As a result of the high demand for the Equinox and Terrain, approximately 450 workers have returned to or will start new jobs at the plant. This is great news for CAMI, great news for Ingersoll and for Canada.”

General Motors says the retooling operations will commence right away and the project is expected to be finalized in seven months.
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