In an effort to meet buyer demand and help 661 reinstated dealers build up their stock of vehicles, General Motors will be skipping its summer vacation for nine of its eleven plants. The plants that will run during the summer shutdown include Arlington, TX; Bowling Green, KY; Detroit Hamtramck, MI; Fairfax, KS; Flint, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Lansing Delta Township, MI; Lansing Grand River, MI; and Wentzville, MO.
Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, said in a press release that “This move will help buyers waiting for high-demand products such as the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. Our manufacturing teams are taking creative approaches to increase production and reduce the wait times for our dealers and customers.”
In case you’re wondering exactly what creative manufacturing approaches Mr. Reuss is referring to, here’s how The General will meet demand for the highly-coveted Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain by utilizing multiple plants. The decision to skip the summer shutdown will result in an additional 56,000 vehicles.
Hop the break for GM’s press release.