Hundreds of General Motors workers are being laid off.
The American automaker will be cutting one production shift at its Michigan plant where the Cadillac ATS and CTS models are being produced as part of new CEO Johan de Nysschen’s plan to avoid excess production and high inventory of Cadillac vehicles. About 350 workers at the Lansing Grand River plant will be laid off, but the American automaker is looking for ways to move some of those workers to one of the company’s two nearby plants.
According to GM spokesman Bill Grotz, the facility will be left with about 1,075 production workers on one shift and the line speed will be accelerated to produce more vehicles on that remaining shift than usual. The company plans to resume a second shift when production of the next-generation Camaro begins.
Sales of the Cadillac ATS and CTS models have not been hitting GM forecasts with dealerships pointing the blame at the price increase of the 2014 CTS. As of November 1, there was a 151-day supply of ATS models on dealership lots while the CTS is at 113 days.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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