California Autos Examiner

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Finally a ray of light: GM recalls 900 workers back due to increased demand

Buick Enclave

General Motors has taken its lumps as of late, but GM told about 900 workers today that they were headed back to work due to rising demand for the Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia crossover vehicles. The large crossovers have proven to be very successful for GM as they arrived into a burgeoning segment. The company correctly sensed that demand was dropping for minivans, a product it never excelled at making, and put its efforts behind the crossovers. In addition to the trio of models made at the Delta Township plant in Lansing, Michigan, GM also manufactures a sister vehicle called the Chevrolet Traverse at its Spring Hill, Tennessee facility (which formerly manufactured Saturns). The company has decided not to shut down the Spring Hill plant the week of August 8 because of an increase in demand for the vehicle. However, GM will be shuttering the Tennessee plant and moving production for the Traverse to Michigan as part of its cost cutting measures.

For more info: Read this Detroit News article.

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