GM Adds Shifts at Oshawa Plant to Meet Demand for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Tom Ludwick
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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

tweak8487
Still too expensive. The least expensive one I found in the Twin Cities was an LT1 with a crapload of options, it was like $28,000! Whats the base model, $22,500? Outrageous. Leave it to GM to finally make a car people want and overinflate the price by stocking the dealers with midgrade trims, leaving the entry-level, bread and butter musclecar guy in the dark. If they made it less expensive compared to current wages like they did in the 80's with the 3rd Gen Camaro, they would'nt be able to make enough of them and, in turn, save GM. Thank Obama and the environmentalists for that never happening now, I guess. And with the demise of Pontiac, there will be no Fire-chicken... :(
americannproud
and the sale wars begin! i still have my bet with the 2010 Mustang!

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