General Motors To Reschedule Plant Overtime Shifts As Chip Shortage Improves22
General Motors has confirmed it will reschedule some overtime shifts at various North American assembly plants after observing a slight improvement in the semiconductor chip supply in the United States.
According to The Detroit News, GM will schedule weekend overtime shifts at the following assembly plants starting on Monday, November 1st:
- Fort Wayne Assembly
- Silao Assembly
- Wentzville Assembly
- Lansing Grand River Assembly
- Lansing Delta Township
- Arlington Assembly
GM spokesman David Barnas said that while the automaker has observed a slight improvement in the chip supply, the situation remains fluid and may still be subject to change.
”We are making some weekend overtime scheduling adjustments at our plants in November,” Barnas said. “Although the situation remains complex and very fluid, we remain confident in our team’s ability to minimize the impact of the semiconductor shortages that have been impacting the industry.”
In a memo sent to employees last week, which was obtained by The Detroit News, Fort Wayne Plant Executive Director Gary Duff confirmed the “current availability of our semiconductor supply has improved,” and said the plant would be adding Saturday overtime for all three shifts on November 6th and November 20th due to the “high demand” for the products built there. Fort Wayne Assembly produces GM’s light-duty pickups, which include the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
GM has been working to shield its most popular and profit-heavy models from the effects of the microchip shortage, which include its full-size trucks and SUVs. This change is a good sign the chip situation is improving for the automaker, as it adds an overtime shift at two of its pickup plants, Fort Wayne and Silao, as well as Arlington Assembly, which is its only full-size SUV plant. The Wentzville Assembly plant is another important site for GM, as it produces the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups.
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This is great news, get those plants rolling…
YES if only for at rest of the year till they have the holiday break.. Pump at you can maybe even do some Camaros too.
I have the VIN for my truck built in April!!!!!! Still at code 4B00 and waiting on parts. I am quite sure there is a rodent apartment, or two, that is now part of the truck. Do the math….this is a joke, regardless of chip issues.
This should give Q4 numbers a bump. Those trucks and BOF SUV’s make moola.
Yes, and even building some cars and crossovers again now. I think the worst of the supply chain woes are behind us. Seeing less chartered 747’s heading to Malaysia and China this week to pick up parts.
let’s all rush out and buy that junk.
HA My ordered 3500 HD Dually has been built and has been sitting for 5 weeks in Flint waiting to be shipped on rail. WTF is GM going to do now? Park more ? They can’t deliver the goods right now that they have already built! Customer service nightmare I say. The only great thing out of this deal is for our great American Auto Workers get to go back to work!!!!
I ordered a 2500 HD been built in aug still sitting there nobody will tell me nothing. I have a plow route of 40 driveways. Not sure what to do I’ve spent millions with these poeple over the years
I guess you need to cancel and find a plow truck elsewhere.
I do not know how far north you are but the snow could start flying soon.
Aren’t all the trucks built but “parked” waiting for a component or two? Part of the build shy strategy so HM could keep assembly plants running, but not completely finish the truck until a missing component or two was available again? I have a family member with a New sierra sitting outside for two months waiting for a part on constraint to be available. He ordered the truck in April.
I just want my Camaro SS. Lol.
Supply chain problems will get worse before they get better. Look at Long Beach Port. Hundreds of cranes and only 2 working. New CARB restrictions will limit which trucks will be allowed in pick up the freight. Going to be tough to get back up to speed.
My 3500 Hd truck has been built for two months or longer and still have no clue as to when I will see it. Wish they could get their shiz together and figure out a solution to this. If you don’t have the parts to finish building a truck then don’t build more to sit and get damaged or whatever else may happen then loose all that you had built.
just was notified today that my Yukon XL ordered in May has arrived at the dealer. I was hoping for delivery before the end of the year, so i’m hap. Getting a 22 instead of a 21.
I don’t know if they charged you more because you got a 22 but under normal market conditions if you want to make a move and get out of it in the next 4 years you will be at least 5 large ahead.
I ordered a suburban premier in may and have not heard anything on it. Did your dealer change the order on your Yukon xl from a 21 to a 22? If you ordered in April it was a 21. Does GM update the order automatically? I know they just started building the 22 Yukons and 22 suburban the first full week of November according to GM news.
my Yukon xl was built late in October. they automatically updated to a 2022. cost went up a small amount, but they did delete the steering wheel lock, and auto start, stop. not a big deal to me and it was $100.00 cheaper. Very happy so far !! I would check with your dealer. I was notified of the build week about one week before production.
What trim level was your Yukon? I understand they’re making the high countries and LTZ before they make any lower trim units.
We ordered a Denali Ultimate with Duramax. I’m sure the Diesel held it back a bit, but see the engine is prioritized and back in production after only 2 weeks production stop.
Hopefully see the Denali soon, but will wait six months if it means I get all the options I payed for. If they cut the heated seats, heated wheel or cooled seats like they are in other models it really is a dealbreaker for me. I’ll raise a fuss with my dealer. They are great to work with, so I’m sure if options get cut they would work with me and re-order if it comes to it.
I ordered a 2021 Colorado Bison and I get the chip issue. What pisses me off though is someone who has already put money down is waiting for my truck while 2022’s are being shipped to dealer lots.
GM HAS BECOME A FLY BY NIGHT OPERATION.
this was most likely a false hope thing, i ordered a yukon at 4 in october and have yet to receive a production date.