GM to Idle Michigan, Indiana Plants Next Month

June 21, 2011

General Motors will idle U.S. truck plants for two weeks in July as the company reduces inventory of pickups and prepares the factories for output of 2012 model year vehicles.

GM’s Flint assembly in Michigan will shut down for the weeks of July 4 and July 11, said Tom Wickham, a spokesman for the Detroit-based automaker. Production at Fort Wayne assembly in Roanoke, Indiana, also will stop during those weeks, said Orval Plumlee, president of United Auto Workers Local 2209, which represents hourly workers among the factory’s more than 3,300 employees.

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Source: Bloomberg