GM to add 750 jobs at Flint plant to meet demand for heavy-duty pickups

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Responding to customer demand for heavy-duty pickups, General Motors announced today that it will add a third shift at Flint Assembly, creating 750 jobs for the plant that build the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra pickups. The third-shift is expected start in the third quarter with employees arriving in the second quarter.

“Adding a third shift is a response to customer demand for heavy-duty pickups, which most people use to tow, haul and plow,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “Equally importantly, it brings jobs and a needed economic boost to the Flint area.”

The Flint Assembly plant currently employs nearly 2,100 hourly and salaried employees and operates two production shifts. In 2010, the plant produced a total of 115,000 pickups with the majority of them being regular and crew-cab versions of the heavy-duty Silverado and Sierra.

“I’m very proud of the Flint Assembly team and what we have accomplished in the past year to launch the light- and heavy-duty pickups,” said Flint Assembly Plant Manager Amy Farmer. “The support of the UAW, its members and leaders was instrumental in making the heavy-duty truck the critical favorite when compared to trucks offered by our competitors.”

– By: Omar Rana