GM to Restart Wentzville, MO Plant While Limiting Others
General Motors will restart production next week at its midsize-pickup plant in Wentzville, Mo., after a two-week hiatus due to the global microchip shortage. However, the automaker plans to limit production at six other North America plants this month.
• Spring Hill Assembly will take downtime beginning the week of April 12th for two weeks (April 12th and April 19th).
• Production of Chevrolet Blazer at Ramos Assembly (Mexico) will be down for one week (April 19th).
• Lansing Delta Township will be down for the week of April 19th.
• Lansing Grand River Assembly will extend its downtime through the week of April 26th. (LGR has been on downtime since Monday, March 15th.)
• Both CAMI Assembly (Canada) and Fairfax Assembly will extend their downtime through the week of May 10th. Both CAMI and Fairfax have been down since the week of Feb. 8th.
“We continue to work closely with our supply base to find solutions for our suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impact on GM. Our intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible,” GM said in a statement Thursday.