GM to stop crossover production for a week due to parts shortage

2009 Buick Enclave

General Motors Company will shut down its plant in Delta Township, Mich. for one week starting Nov.2 as it faces “critical parts shortage.”  The plant builds the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave crossovers. GM is also retooling to add production of the Chevrolet Traverse to the plant, reports Automotive News.

The plant pumps out about 900 Enclaves and Acadia units a day, or about 3,600 in a four-day, 10-hour-shift period.

GM spokeswoman Heidi Magyar said that about 2,700 hourly and salaried workers will be laid off for the week. She said that skilled trades workers will continue to work on the plant for the Traverse retooling.

“At this time we anticipate only being down one week,” Magyar says. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and notify employees.”

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– By: Omar Rana