GM to Idle Three Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Producing Plants

If GM is worried about the success Ford’s EcoBoost F-150 is having right now, they’re not showing it. But their sales in the full-size pickup segment have been sluggish, something that will be rectified with the arrival of the next generation models in 2013, which will be much lighter.
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But in order to prepare for their arrival, the automaker will schedule 21 weeks without production at three U.S. full-size truck plants next year, according to Bloomberg reports. Between January and October 2012, Fort Wayne will be shut a total of nine weeks, while the Flint, Michigan, factory will be shut seven weeks between June and November. Meanwhile, the Arlington, Texas, plant will see five weeks of production shut-down.

Supply should not be a problem keeping up with Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra demand, since they have 105 days’ worth of supply right now.
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