GM Canada is increasing production at its assembly plants in response to increased consumer demand for new GM vehicles. The company will add overtime and a new shift to respond to the strong demand for the new Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox and the GMC Terrain.
GM is reinstating the third shift at CAMI, in Ingersoll where the next generation Chevrolet Equinox and the all new GMC Terrain are built. The third shift will begin in October and result in the recall of 350 CAMI team members.
Additionally GM Canada has advised employees that overtime for the hot new Camaro at the Oshawa flex line will continue at least through the end of October. The plant has been running steady overtime each Saturday since June to keep up with the high demand and backlog of customer orders for the Camaro.
“The addition of the third shift at CAMI and the continued overtime at the Camaro flex line is terrific news for our employees, the CAW, dealers and suppliers. We are running our plants to maintain maximum flexibility and keep production tightly aligned with customer demand. The uptick in sales is an encouraging sign and we are able to ramp up quickly to meet customer needs,” said Arturo Elias president, GM Canada.
The increased production for our Canadian plants is due to increased demand in Canada and the US and is a demonstration of the customer acceptance of the Equinox and Camaro. The Equinox has the best highway fuel economy in its class and has garnered high praise from the motoring press. The new Camaro with its smokin’ hot design and exceptional fuel economy has captured the imagination of customers and led to a solid order bank.