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Vehicle Production Finally Resumes at GM's Oshawa plant

Author: Daniel-RufiangePublished:  11/11/2021
Vehicle Production Finally Resumes at GM's Oshawa plant Vehicle Production Finally Resumes at GM's Oshawa plant

Finally, after almost two years, pickup truck production has resumed at GM's Oshawa, Ontario plant. As you may recall, the auto giant shut down operations at the plant in December 2019 with a plan to transforming it to produce components for other GM facilities. Negotiations with the workers’ union at the plant led to GM announcing a year ago it was modernizing the plant and would resume vehicle production at the plant. The work included the addition of a new body shop where the Chevrolet Silverado will be assembled.

Scott Bell, president of General Motors Canada, said the upgrade process, which took just over 12 months, was one of the fastest in the company's history. In fact, the company took one year less than its normal work schedule when it comes to preparing for a new vehicle launch.

“The rapid retooling, hiring and training needed to reach today’s start of production was an extraordinary accomplishment,” he said via a statement.

The start of truck assembly this week also came faster than anticipated. It was originally thought that production would start in January 2022. This is what GM had announced in November 2020 when the news of the 1.3 billion investment was announced.

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