GM to hold output on Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra for one week in Nov.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors said that it will idle its Fort Wayne, Indiana plant for one week in November to adjust to market demand for its full-sized pickups. The plant, which builds the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, will halt output during the week of Nov. 7, according to GM spokesman Chris Lee said.

The Detroit automaker has reduced production of its pickups several times since the end of June, when inventory hit 122 days.

“We make adjustments at our plants based on demand, whether it means adding overtime or in this case taking a down week,” Lee told Automotive News.

Last month, GM canceled Saturday shifts at Fort Wayne for the rest of the year. Also last month, GM cut five Saturday shifts for September and October at its Flint, Michigan plant that also builds its large pickups.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News