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    GM To Lay Off More Than 600 Workers At Delta Twp Plant

    GM finds itself making some tough decisions

    With sales of new vehicles slowing down, automakers find themselves making tough decisions in terms of production and jobs. Later this week, General Motors will temporally shut down their Delta Twp, MI plant (home to Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse) for a month to retool to make way for the next-generation models. When production begins back up on June 12th, there could be more than 600 workers without a job due to the third shift being cut.

    The Lansing State Journal reports that back in March, close to 1,100 workers were possibly going to be laid off. Workers were notified about this via a WARN notice (an advisory that is required to be sent out to workers under Michigan law). 

    "At this point, we anticipate approximately half the number of people reported in the WARN notice to be impacted by the shift reduction," said Erin Davis, GM's Lansing spokeswoman.

    Davis didn't give an explanation as to why GM cut down on the number of layoffs. 

    Of the 600-plus workers being laid off, 500 could be brought back in the first-quarter of 2018 when production of the Enclave and Traverse is expected to be fully running explained Davis.

    Source: Lansing State Journal via Detroit Free Press


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    China has GM by the balls as requiring build amounts in home and requiring certain other models to satisfy the ability to sell there. No open market unlike how the US always did.

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    Thinking 3rd shift for almost everyone is over.....

    With everything stupid going on, I expect new car/truck sales to tumble soon. My local and normally busy FCA dealership has been almost a ghost town the last two weeks...

    Even I am considering used at this point....

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    Well the 2018s are coming out so the temporary layoffs make some sense. 

    A better question would be how many days does it take to sell an Enclave or Traverse now given that the 2018s are forthcoming.

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