After being closed due to the UAW strike at American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, GM is slowly bringing its engine plants back online. To throw out a few names, GM yesterday resumed production at many of its Michigan plants including Bay City, Flint, Livonia, Romulus, Saginaw and Willow Run.
GM is now hoping to make up lost production as a result of the strike but won’t say how soon it will be able to bring production back to normal levels. It basically depends on how soon UAW members approve a tentative contract later this week.
The General lost 29,924 vehicles as a result of the strike that started on April 26. GM has lost a total of 285,503 units to the American Axle strike.
The Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas, which makes the popular Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura, continues to cost the automaker and additional 4,627 units a week.
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