Amidst the numerous plant closures and unpaid non-production workweeks, GM is actually adding shifts to its plant in Oshawa, Ontario. High demand for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has prompted GM to add shifts to increase production.
GM will ramp up Camaro production by adding the week of June 29 as a scheduled work week instead of a week off. If demand stays up, flex line workers at the assembly plant are expected to start working overtime on Saturdays in June, July and August.
The fact that GM is adding shifts may come as a surprise considering last week the automaker announced it would slash its workforce by more than half by 2014. However, with 14,000 orders for the Camaro at its launch, it should come as no surprise that initial demand for this retro-styled sports coupe is outpacing supply.
Source: The Detroit News