General Motors will halt production at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant for three weeks on August 18 following a decrease in demand for the Alpha-based Cadillac CTS and ATS sedans that are built there, according to Automotive News.
Sales of the ATS are down 21 percent through to July when compared with the same time period last year. Sales of the CTS have remained the same year over year, but fell off more than 29 percent in July compared to July 2013. Cadillac also has a high 152-day supply of the ATS on hand and an even higher 215-day supply of the CTS, so to continue producing the car before dwindling the supply would be of no use.
A GM spokesperson told AN the company “does not comment on production schedules” and that it is “matching supply to demand,” with the shutdown.
GM’s Lansing Grand River plant has 1,600 employees, 1,400 of them hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers Local 652. They are scheduled to return to work on September 3.