GM to add new shifts at 3 U.S. plants, restores 2,400 jobs

General Motors Company announced today that it will add new shifts at three U.S. assembly plants, a move that will restore 2,400 jobs. The new shifts will be added to the company’s Lansing Delta Township, Fairfax, Kansas and Ft. Wayne, Indiana pants.

“Today’s actions enable GM to add production shifts and maximize the utilization of several of our plants,” said Tim Lee, GM group vice president manufacturing and labor relations. “In turn, we are better positioned to deliver the vehicles our customers desire and put thousands of employees back to work that would have otherwise been laid off.”

GM said that the Lansing Delta Township plant will add Chevrolet Traverse to its assembly line with the new shift beginning in April. Fairfax will become the only factory assembling the Chevrolet Malibu when the Orion factory stops production in November. The Ft. Wayne plant will add heavy duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup production from the Pontiac factory.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit Free Press