General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will lay off roughly 200 workers at the end of the year, Autoblog reports. According to unnamed sources, the plant will shutter for six weeks starting in mid-November, and will reopen with production cut by about 20%, resulting in a couple hundred job cuts.
The plant currently produces the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala, and Chevrolet Volt. The temporary plant shutdown comes as GM attempts to cut down on unsold inventory of some of those products. According to The Detroit News, GM had a healthy 68-day supply of the Chevrolet Impala in September, but its cache of Chevrolet Volt sedans stood at 102 days’ worth, its supply of Cadillac CT6s at 115 days, and its supply of Buick LaCrosse sedans nearly 300 days.
GM had an average 76-day supply across its entire car portfolio in September, and the automaker says it plans to cut supply to around a 70-day level by the end of the year. A number of US plants have already seen extended downtime this year as GM worked to reduce a record-high 105-day supply.