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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report
Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.
The Detroit News reported Thursday that an undisclosed amount of production in GM’s Silao, Mexico, plant will move to the Flint Assembly Plant next year, according to a May 20 memo from UAW Local 598 to members. It’s unclear how just how much production is moving to Flint.
The paper reported that the union said Saturday schedules will be required for the additional work next year. The move could also lead to adding part-time temporary workers.
Messages to UAW Local 598 were not immediately returned.
A GM spokesman said the company is not confirming or speculating on anything in the memo.
Currently, the plant is on three shifts and has over 2,800 employees.
In August, GM announced plans to invest $877 million in the plant.
The Flint plant produced over 170,000 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras in 2015, most of them heavy-duty models, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Earlier this month, UAW President Dennis Williams,.criticized.Automakersfor moving production to Mexico.