GM to Close Crossover Plant for One Week

General Motors will shut down operations at a crossover plant for one week due to parts shortage. Operations at the Delta Township facility in Michigan will be temporarily suspended on Monday, November 2nd, due to a "critical parts shortage", wrote citing a GM spokeswoman.

The plant is currently building Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, with daily output currently at 900 Enclaves and Acadias. This means the one week of inactivity will result in a 3,600 vehicle drop for General Motors. The 2,700 hourly and salaried employees will be left out of work for one week but the aforementioned source wrote that some of the workers will still come at the plant to retool the assembly lines for the production of the Chevrolet Traverse.

General Motors hasn't mentioned the name of the supplier who hasn't honored its orders but GM’s spokesperson Heidi Magyar hinted that the temporary halt might be extended in case the issue is not resolved within a week.

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

A similar case occurred at Ford last week and the company decided, just like in GM's case, to idle the Oakville, Ontario in charge of production of Ford Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKT units.

Canadian Auto Workers union local president Gary Beck said in a statement last week that the unrest in India will affect some 3,000 in employees in Oakville. Rico Auto Industries, located near Delphi, has been experiencing labor unrest since October 18, when a worker was killed during a conflict between two groups of employees.
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