Over the last few months, General Motors has been increasing production by adding additional manufacturing shifts to its best-selling vehicles such as the new LaCrosse, Terrain, and Equinox. Each of these products has seen sales growth of over 100 percent compared to 2009. The effects of increased demand have moved their way up the supply chain, causing Warren Transmission to add 100 jobs to its second shift.
The additional capacity will be for the six speed automatic found in many products made by The General. A four speed automatic – used in the Impala and Lucerne – is also produced at Warren.
The 100 newly-created jobs will add to Warren’s current 660 hourly workers and 120 salaried employees. The new positions will be filled using UAW members currently on layoff, which falls in line with the UAW-GM national agreement.
Workers at Warren are represented by UAW Local 909. Don Sharp, the local UAW Chairman, added that they “are proud to be contributors to GM’s growth in the marketplace.”
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