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GM CAMI Plant Closure Extends Through End of June

Ingersoll, ON, plant closure for two more months

  • Plant has been shuttered since early February over chip shortage

  • Chevrolet Equinox one of GM’s best-selling models


The General Motors plant in Ingersoll, ON, has been idled for another two months, says a new report. The plant will close until at least June 28th, as it continues to be affected by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.

The shutdown at the plant, which is one of two that builds the Chevrolet Equinox, GM’s second-best-selling vehicle in the US and Canada after the Silverado and Sierra pickups, began the first week of February, one of the early effects of the shortage. The news came just a week after the announcement that the facility would soon become home to the EV600 BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle.

That first closure was expected to last through mid-March but has since been extended multiple times. This latest report, from Automotive News Canada, says that the plant will now remain closed at least through the week of June 28th. Employees were notified this morning, the report said.

An email to ANC from GM Canada spokesperson Jennifer Wright said that “we continue to work closely with our supply base to mitigate the short-term impact and leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship our most popular and in-demand products, including full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers.”

The more than 1,900 hourly workers at the plant are represented by Unifor local 88. The Equinox is also assembled by GM by a plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, for the US and now Canadian markets, with another plant in Mexico handling South America and one in China for that market. Equinox production in the Ramos Arizpe plant does not appear to be affected at this time.

 

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