GM to eliminate 2nd shift at Michigan factory

A drop in passenger car production is resulting in production cuts at a General Motors factory.

The Warren Transmission Plant will go down to one shift by late June, GM said.

“Recent actions to reduce passenger car production have caused us to adjust transmission production,” according to a statement the company sent to employees on May 31.

It continued: “This action will help maintain more stable production and provide the smallest impact to plant employment going forward.”

The factory in Macomb County, north of Detroit, produces engines for the Chevrolet Traverse, Malibu, Equinox and Impala; GMC Acadia and Terrain; Buick Enclave and Regal, and Cadillac XTS.

It employs about 730, GM said. Of those, about 100 are salaried.

Details on the changes are not being released for competitive reasons, GM said.

It’s one of several staffing changes in the past six months at Michigan-based GM facilities, including some job gains.

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